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Friday, September 3, 2010

FANCY FOOTWORK...365 Days of Drawing



The feet are probably the only body part I haven't drawn so far in this year's unbroken daily challenge. Half an hour of playing footsie with the BIC pen very useful. Thank you Mr. George.Bridgeman. He taught Norman Rockwell how to draw. How I wish I could have had a foothold in that drawing room.

The other image is a daily drawing that I put paint on yesterday.

8 comments:

Julie Hill said...

Awesome tootsies my friend! And as usual..todays portrait is awe inspiring!

Kelley Sanford said...

Guess it's time to dust off my Bridgeman book and get busy. Nice feet and the portrait is beautiful.

Stephen Parker said...

Wow, Johanna. Though she's wearing a quiet expression, her eyes speak of inner turmoil. I love it that you can express such nuance in that beautifully loose style. The dry technique in the rendering of her clothing is also magnificent. Lovely.

Jeanette said...

This portrait makes me keep looking at it. The expression is wonderful. I've just discovered your blog and will be back.

365 of drawing...I think I almost do that too but just not recorded.

Gwen Bell said...

This is such a great Portrait, Johanna. That porcelain skin, the dark red lips and the retro clothing feels so nostalgic. It took me back to a time when women looked so perfect and put together on the outside while quietly enduring their inner turmoil. Wonderful mood!

Marian Fortunati said...

This is really nice, Johanna!... did you paint OVER the drawing or re do the drawing to paint???

Ruth Andre said...

The figure is wonderful and I love the collared plaid dress. Very nice.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thank you everyone...Yes, Marian, I painted over this drawing. Some I do, some I don't.