Monday, January 20, 2014

Portrait Painting Relevant Versus "Selfies"?

Is portrait painting still relevant in the age of the 'seflie'? Read here:

Thanks to journalist Christin Lin for this great piece about my portrait projects The Face of Ventura and The Face of Malibu, still ongoing.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

See you there? Reception tonight!

"The Gift"
By Johanna Spinks
L'Art Du Corset Collection
oil and gold leaf

Just one of many corset inspired artwork by me at tonight's opening reception:

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Corset Crazy? Valentine Show

Please join me this Saturday for the opening reception of "Speed and Grace" featuring my new corset collection "Le Bel Art du Corset and the work of artists JoAnne Duby and Sherron Sheppard. To view more of my corset art, for purchase at my online store:

Friday, January 3, 2014

First Portrait of The Year

Ms. Eva Markvoort,
Posthumous portrait
Since her untimely passing almost four years ago after a courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis,  Eva has raised $1.4m for CF. She ran a blog called 65 Red Roses, telling the world about her life and death battle, raising awareness about CF, not to mention moving many hearts along the way, including mine which is why I wanted to paint her.

  See how you can donate to CF and watch Eva's documentary "65 RED ROSES" on the Oprah Winfrey OWN Channel or Metflix.

Go here:

Palette knife portrait
Oil on linen
12x 16
By Johanna Spinks

The Block-In


Working from inside out with my knife