Thursday, August 18, 2016

I Love Paisley- Thanks Laura Ashley!

I have always had a thing for paisley fabric probably thanks to Laura Ashley and being put in those kind of frocks as a kid.

Lovely Katy arrived at my studio for a life-sitting wearing a simple paisley shirt. I didn't really do the shirt justice but I certainly was enamored with it - and Katy.

It was a three hour sitting with The Saddlerock Painters at my studio in the Malibu Highlands, yes, near Saddlerock Mountain.

This painting has already found a home but if you are interested in some of my smaller daily paintworks which are very reasonably priced, please go to this gallery link

"The Paisley Shirt"
By Johanna Spinks
Via Palette Knife

"Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom".

Walter Benjamin

In much to get done in just under three hours via my palette knife which moves slower than a brush for me.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Paint An Apple, Paint A Face.

Years ago I was told if you can paint an apple well, you can then do a face. I did both this week from life, via my palette knife, both in same color compliments. Both still excite. Thanks to photographer/art muse Timothy Clark for sitting for me. What a nice guy.

Timothy 16 x 12"
Oil on linen
via palette knife
"Spa Lunch"
Oil on Board
by Johanna Spinks

Single life sitting
Timothy Clark
via my palette knife