Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cheers! My New Wine Label

Proud to be part of  The Stonehaus Winery new wine label launch.  Unveiling 5 new labels in my pen and watercolor style this Spring.  Here is a sneak peak of the first one "Valley Girl Chardonnay". Drink up! But responsibly of course!
Fun to see the bottles for the first time chilled on ice with my  label.
By Johanna Spinks
For the Stonehaus Winery, Westlake, C.A.

To see more of my illustration work and commissions, please go here:!illustrations/c1xz8

My sketch book is always near even at swish unveilings. My live event drawing from The Ritz Carlton party of the Cache Hotel Group/Westlake Village Inn merger working really fast titled "The Party Planner". Can you spot her?

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Little Black Dress? Nah, Red.

It's been a super busy month in the studio working on painting deadlines as you can tell from my lack of posts since January 1st.

I feel like I have been tied to my easel and I don't mind one bit.

I decided to have a little fun today in a life sitting with the lovely Jasmin  thinking about Valentines Day and red dresses. I love red dresses more than just about anything else. Here is my newest one, top, and a few others I have done over the years, maybe some with some white thrown in.

I use a mixed media approach to these drawings combining oil, watercolor, pen and ink. Yes, oil and water do mix after all, all around 18 x 24".

Hope you enjoy.

Happy Valentines if I don't see you before.


By Johanna Spinks
Mixed Media, 18 x 24"
Available for purchase here!illustrations/