Saturday, February 16, 2008

"Nonchalance"


9 x 12"
oil on masonite
sold

There is something so gratifying about painting Sargent's works - I truly learn from it - as I do from all my little reproductions. It's how the great artists learned, aside from a teacher's instructions, they copied the masters. Things click. It's a large part of how I have taught myself how to paint with oils.

This woman is leaning closer to John Singer Sargent's "Nonchaloir (Repose)", one of my most-favorite paintings, which hangs in the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC.

Please click here for a larger view.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you paint from photographs? and if so are you allowed to take a picture in the museum
Suzy

Karin Jurick said...

suzy, read this post. http://karinjurick.blogspot.com/2007/07/answering-some-questions.html

Bill Brauker said...

Karin, this one is great. The colors and brush strokes are wonderful! I share your love of Sargent. He was a master. I just finished reading, Strapless, by Deborah Davis. It is about Sargent's life and his famous painting, Madame X.

Bill

In your previous post, not all of the link was posted.

Two Dog said...

Karin,
Love your work. Wish I was as prolific in my studio! I have been to the Mandville and really enjoyed seeing your originals in person. I also saw your self portrait and got kinda freaked out - we could be sisters. The resemblance is uncanny - and mildly spooky!
You inspire me to loosen up - keep up the great work.

Eileen

John "little like sand" said...

Gracefull lazy curves. Very nice!

Michael Dooney said...

I am a total fan, your color and lighting and staging are great. I also really admire your faithful portrayal of the master paintings that you put into your museum paintings.
I know that this isn't supposed to be a "how to paint" blog, but I'd be curious to hear about your methods. Painting on a black surface, for example is so unusual that I wonder why you started doing that.

terry said...

hey karin~ Fabulous as always!

saw you had nice coverage in American Art Collector - congrats! it's awesome!! and a belated congrats on your seattle show. I really like that H/M gallery, too. great stuff.

WR Jones said...

Great painting. I notice you seem to spend a lot of time in the museums. Have you got your housework done?