Thursday, June 20, 2013

Portrait Painting Demo

Thanks for the wonderful folk of the Camarillo Art Club for inviting me to demo last  night. A great warm crowd. Thanks also to my sitter chosen from the attendees and raffled off. Painting time, one hour and twenty minutes. Fun time, priceless.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Eat, Paint, Love...Palette Knife Portraits...

Palette Knife Portrait from Life, four hours
By Johanna Spinks
The start with my beautiful model Toni Czechorosky
My demo this week at The California Art Institute

EAT: Eat up all the inspiration you can. Alice Neel comes to mind, my own personal portrait heroine.

PAINT: Paint like it was your last day on the planet. Paint like you don't have a care in the world. NO worries about sales, competition success, other people's opinions.

LOVE: Love the art process. Love what you create. If you don't no-one will. Share that love toward others and their creations.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Painting Glass

"Half Full, Wavy Glass"
Johanna Spinks

Think Color, push it
Think Values, push 'em
Think shapes, simplify 'em
Think edges
Think transparent paint and opaque
Think smooth application versus rough, palette knife and brush
Think fun
The set up for my First Friday Workshop Day at my studio

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Join Me- Monthly Studio Workshop

Fancy a real good painting time tomorrow at my studio including great lunch and wine from the local Malibu vineyards? Then join me. One space left.  A great time guaranteed. Phone 310 384 7029 or email me

My life painting class demo yesterday at The California Art Institute.
Johanna Spinks