Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Practicing Corot"

8 x 8"

oil on masonite

sold

Corot's painting "Interrupted Reading"

After spending days getting caught up on my neglected life - housework, yardwork, varnishing, framing, packaging, shipping... I collapsed on my chair and started to paint. I think I just needed to do something completely different, get some practice time in - I chose a painting that I've been enamored with for years - titled, "Interrupted Reading", by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot. Oddly, I felt the urge to flip the image, with all due respect to the artist, and I delve into the rich, autumn colors (something my brain misses). I really enjoyed painting this piece and it was a nice way to end the day.

6 comments:

Cooper Dragonette said...

Nice job Karin! It's a terrific rendition of Corot with some Jurick thrown in (and flipped!) I'm inspired to try something similar.

Anonymous said...

what is your painting process karen? did you project the image onto your canvas or draw it free-hand?

Karin Jurick said...

Free hand sketching and that's it.

Anonymous said...

do you ever paint paintings for yourself, or want to keep any that are planned for sale?

Katherine said...

I think I prefer it your way round - I've never seen this Corot before - thanks for introducing me to it.

I'm due a housework break soon for good behaviour! But do I want one???

Christine Bray said...

Beautiful Painting