Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What's in a face?...365 Days of Drawing

Tomorrow I set out very early to judge an art show for The Pacific Art Guild of about 200 paintings so tonight I really wanted to fire myself up with a good drawing. I took time on this one, a favorite model from my teaching class. Her likeness is elusive. What's in a face? A lot it seems. Don't take any thing at face value. Keep searching. Keep seeking. That's what I tell myself.

The second is my drawing from yesterday. A block in for a still life. Hope to get to that later in the day tomorrow.


Caroline Bray Art said...

This is just beautiful, Johanna! I'm amazed at your dedication. If I paint everyday for some time I always find that I hit a brick wall at some point and just can't paint for a day or two (painter's block I suppose). I hit one yesterday. So today my appreciation for your dediation is even higher than usual!

Marie Theron said...

Hi Johanna, the portrait is lovely and soft and indeed the face shows a lot of character!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Great portrait of this lady. Her look is very introspective...what is she thinking? Nice background color as well.

Marian Fortunati said...

Johanna... that portrait is really really wonderful!!

Nice drawings of the bottles, too!!

hmuxo said...

I must have looked at this portrait a few times and its amazing! you are so talented. I'm looking forward to your next painting.