Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Contemporary Contemplation

Life just couldn't get any more fun painting super large with my palette knife.  I never really saw myself painting portraits so contemporarily but here we are.

Thank you to Mather for sitting for this.

Custom portrait commissions available in this contemporary style.
My latest
Via Palette Knife
By Johanna Spinks
Original and prints available for purchase at Saachi Art
In progress - life sitting

In Situ

Monday, January 16, 2017

Live Life Large?

Work in Progress
By Johanna Spinks

Living out large in my art life continues...sitting from life this week. A good start but a ways to go. Thanks to lovely La Larva for sitting for me. Come back to see it done?

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Go Big or Go Home?

My 2017 New Year Resolution of painting all portraits via palette knife is off to a bright start.

 I went large format for the first time ever this week in a life sitting painting my pal Keri and it was exhilarating.  My brain had to really work hard to get out of its' comfort zone.  At first I wasn't sure I could do it.

I now realize I have been building up to this for a long time.

Thank you Art Spirit.

 Stay tuned. It's going to be a year like no other in my art life. 

Oil on canvas via palette knife
By Johanna Spinks

The life sitting with Keri
About two hours in.