Friday, February 15, 2008

"Newspaper"


6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

Moving on with the alphabet series....... only fitting for N to be Newspaper, because I'm a junkie. I can't start a day without coffee and pouring over several newspapers - not counting more online. And I've always favored painting people engrossed in their paper.

This woman was inside the Seattle Central Library, a fabulous building outside and inside. The window grids made for an almost-abstract surrounding to the figure. I got halfway through this painting and wondered what I was thinking. It was a hard one. The newspaper too. And keeping it just loose enough is always the toughest.




8 comments:

Don Gray said...

A gutsy and challenging design that you pulled off beautifully! And those flashing accents of the red chair complete the color scheme perfectly.

Carol Marine said...

I knew you would like the library there. I recognized it the instant I saw this painting. Well done, Karin! I can't wait to see more of Seattle!

Marilyn Webberley said...

This is delightful! It made me smile from ear to ear, and of course I knew where you were. That building has even been in national car ads.

Melody said...

The contrast between the hot red and the cool vibrant blue is amazing. Love it!

Carol H. said...

I love the abstract qualities of this one, really great!

Anonymous said...

this painting just blows me away...I don't even have words

olyaaa said...

fantastic geometry and nice fresh motive you got here

Vicki Shuck said...

Karin, your composition is a stroke of genius! You are so inspiring!