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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Drawing Board...365 Days of Drawing.



Back to the drawing board. Spent time on my drawing yesterday before I took this head to paint. Total 'in the zone time' of about three hours.
I am reminded how much I need my painting idols to refer back to when the going gets rough in my ART head and I need to regroup and FOCUS -the story I am trying to tell.

THIS TIME?
8 x 10, oil on canvas
$350.

14 comments:

Shelley Smart said...

Beautiful! Such gorgeous skin!

Marian Fortunati said...

I was thinking you were doing a lovely bride for a commission... not a painting for your challenge...

Beautifully done!!

Julie Hill said...

Johanna...just one simple word "Wow"!!! just magnificent! (oops that was two more words)

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful painting..wonderfully intense, yet gentle look...what is she thinking?

Gwen Bell said...

Stunning, Johanna! I particularly like the work you did on the veil.

Jeremy McAlister said...

You are seriously motivating me to get on with my drawing practice!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thank you all so much.

Jeremy, one of the most amazing things about this challenge is that it has prompted others to do the same thing and tell me about it. Rewarding.

Catherine, I base a lot of my daily/drawing paintings on real life stories from the past of women in the 1800's researching books and diaries. I know exactly what she is thinking in this painting because there was a specific story I had in mind to paint after reading about a young woman on her third marriage in order to survive the perils of the Old West.

LindaHunt said...

...there aren't words that adequately describe the beautiful touch that you have.

Carmen Beecher said...

You have wonderful drawing skills.This is just beautiful.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Linda... I may have to quote you on that! Ha. What a lovely thing to say.

Karen Bruson said...

Gorgeous model. Love to see the process.

Becky Joy said...

Beautiful. I love seeing it in progress.

Stephen Parker said...

Another beautiful portrait. I love seeing your process in its incremental steps.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thanks again everyone...it is sometimes hard sharing the process so publicly but I think part of the yearly challenge.