Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Peek Inside Jeremy Lipking's Studio

If you have ever wondered how the inside of master artist Jeremy Lipking's studio looks, wonder no more. Lipking taught another fantastic one day workshop at his studio and I hung around for the morning.

While Lipking was getting going on his demo, I did this quickie sketch in pen and watercolor. Quite a challenge to get all those moose and buffalo heads in without getting too attached to the outcome.

Lipking pulled off his usual demo masterpiece, see half finished pic below,  with excellent control of those halftones, and a good time was had by all.

Check out Lipking's work here: www.lipkingcom.

"Lipking's Studio"
8 x 8"
Pen and Ink
By Johanna Spinks

Jeremy Lipking's demo, one day workshop

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm A "Bold Brush" Favorite

"65 Red Roses - Eva"
By Johanna Spinks
Palette Knife Portrait
22 x 28"

Thanks to the organizers of the BoldBrush Painting Competition for giving a nod to my palette knife portrait, "65 Red Roses - Eva"

I am keeping some great company - see the other paintings chosen in the competition organizers "FAV15%"

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hampers And Champers

My latest painting for my Summer 2014 Collection "High Days and Holidays". To view the collection go here: click

"Hampers and Champers"
High Days and Holidays Collection By Johanna Spinks,
12" x 16"
Oil on Linen Board

Available for purchase.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hot Pants At The Museum

Today's quick sketch:

"Hot Pants at Van Gogh"
By Johanna Spinks
8"x 8"
Watercolor and ink
To purchase

This lady in the short purple hot pants and high shoes  was causing quite a stir today  at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new show, "Expressionism", Van Gogh to Kadinsky.

Few could take their eyes of her including me so I quickly got out my sketch book. Sorry Van Gogh but your place in art history is still secure.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Beautiful Times

By Johanna Spinks

My summer workshop in the beautiful Malibu Highlands is done and dusted. Boy did I have a great time. Thanks to all the artists who came, and thanks to the locations that hosted us. Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu Wines, and Charme D'Antan.

More pix to follow...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Oil Painting And Values

Ready, set, summer workshop begins today, "Oil Painting - A Valued Approach". Check out these values.