Monday, February 27, 2017

Masters of The American West...

There is a great show on at The Autry Museum right now, Masters of The American West, featuring some of my very favorite painters, Morgan Weistling, Jeremy Lipking, and JoAnn Peralta to name just a very few.

Catch it if you are in town! It is not be missed. Painting at it's finest.

This painting of mine has absolutely nothing to do with the show but I did have a grand time painting this sitter from life in two sittings this month with the headpiece Patrick, the sitter, brought in from his collection. Patrick is of Native American heritage so that was kinda cool to capture.

My experimentation with this large format via palette knife continues. I am happy to announce my "Pink Pussy Hat" portrait, see previous post, will be in a show at the Museum of Ventura County in March. Stay tuned.

"Warrior Spirit"
By Johanna Spinks
Oil on Canvas via Palette Knife
Available for purchase through Saachi Online.
First Sitting

In Situ

The Second and Final Sitting of Three Hours Each

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tuneful Songbird Gets Painted.

The lated large format portrait painted from life in two sittings.
Thank you to beautiful songbird Christine Nelson.

The first sitting. Must get the eyes right!

"Retro" By Johanna Spinks
Oil on canvas via palette knife

For sale through Saachi Online

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pink Pussy Hat

I dedicate this new large format palette knife to all my sisters out there, no matter what hat you wear. It was inspired by a young lady I met thru Etsy who was making these hats for the the Womens' March in America. I found her story interesting and was inspired to paint it.

Pink Pussy Hat
Oil on canvas via palette knife
Original and Prints For sale through Saachi Art