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Frankie Johnson

Fun with Faces


Friday, Saturday & Sunday
 March 12, 13 & 14, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



We will be painting a variety of head studies in this workshop. We will design realistic works with supporting abstract elements and painterly approaches. Learn to simplify and understand structure while applying strong values and color. Students will be encouraged to incorporate more expressive brushwork into their painting. It will allow you to move beyond the “studio exercise phase” and into more exciting aspects of creating a portrait, while still achieving a likeness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject more efficiently


Frankie is an accomplished artist with over 40 years of experience in oil painting and pastels.  For the last thirty years, Frankie has taught drawing, oil and pastel painting at The Studio In The Woods (Wauconda, Illinois), The Studio of Long Grove and the Mainstreet Art Centre, which she opened in 1994 with a talented staff of instructors.  She conducts workshops in locations throughout the Midwest.

Frankie has participated in many juried exhibitions and plein air painting competitions and won numerous awards for her paintings through the years.  She is currently represented by the Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim, Wisconsin and Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Frankie's paintings, including numerous portrait commissions, hang in corporate and private collections throughout the country.

Website:   www.frankiejohnsonartstudio.com


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