Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I don't know what inspired me to do a 22 x 28 demo on the last day of the semester today at CAI but I did it anyway of a lass with fuchsia hair. I have found most students find fuchsia hard to paint from flowers, to fabric and hair. All that brilliance.

It was going great until a slight disturbance in my teaching class sent me off-kilter and out of the enjoyment zone of my demo. That can happen so easily I find. So I stopped painting.

Ah well, onto the next. This will just be part of that mile of canvas I need to paint to learn. Good news is the drawing challenge is about to hit its' 10th MONTH!!! YES!!! Not a day missed.

Yesterday's drawing I can't post for privacy reasons around a commission. You will just have to trust me, fuchsia or not.


Dana Cooper said...

Yes, Johanna, that fushia can be elusive but you got it here...congratulations on month 10!!
Love the title too!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I think you pulled off the fuchsia really well. The portrait really works, I like the green background with touches of this color mirrored in the skin. Quite lovely.

Caroline Bray Art said...

Intriguing! Can't wait to see the mystery drawing...congrats on not a day missed and at the 10th month. It's great fun following you and your dedication is an inspiration! It's great to see, well done!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thanks all...I was somewhat disappointed in this demo.