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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Balance...365 Days of Drawing





Teaching, like painting, requires a certain balance I find. The first day of a new semester at The California Art Institute yesterday left me juggling my desire to do a more complete demo for students , pictured here, while at the same time giving each student enough hands-on individual instruction at their own easels.

This led to somewhat of a compromise in the demo, 18 x 24, with only about one hour of total painting time. I do like the balance in the actual demo though of warms and cools. The blue shawl against the orange-ish background worked I think.

The landscape sketch is from my recent trip back east. Ah, how I wish I was sitting there right now with a peach ice-tea.

A SHAWL THING
Oil on canvas board, 18 x 24, $250.



5 comments:

Dusty Pines said...

this is lovely - i esp like the highlights, both of the shawl & on the face - ad the color of the shawl reflected on her skin . . . thank you for sharing it!

Marian Fortunati said...

I love love love your landscape, Johanna!!!

Kelley Sanford said...

I agree the blue shawl with the orange background works and love seeing your landscape work.

Karen Bruson said...

I am amazed that you painted this in one hour.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thanks all...