Friday, June 13, 2008

"Ripples"

5 x 7"
oil on masonite
sold


detail


My friends enjoying a cool afternoon in the pool. This was great fun to paint. Not sure if I could pull it off - started at the top, above water, with tiny strokes and details - once I got below water, my brush just followed the ripples and distortion of the figure. Lots of colors, lots of swirls, wonder light - very fun to paint.



18 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

You pulled it off! I love paintings of people in water - all that distortion - lovely!

The Artist said...

Wow...really really cool. Makes me want to dive right in there! Great job on the watery wiggles!

Susan Carlin said...

This painting must've been exhilarating to do! Completely wonderful.

Mona said...

Karin, it's a masterpiece! Love it, love it!!

Daniel GarcĂ­a said...

An amazing work

n. rhodes harper said...

As the great late Sergei Bongart would say "Oh my gawt"!! This is so wonderful Karin, I love it, I have been wanting to try someting similar but I haven't had the nerve. Bravo! NRH

Holly Van Hart said...

Love your loose brushwork. Gorgeous!

artbymj said...

You capture the most simple moments and make them so lovely. You have me looking at the world around me with a more interested eye for the simple compositions I usually pass right up. It's much more fun!

Terry Banderas said...

Your Ripples painting is outstanding. Great colors and great ripples.

Releia said...

I just love this one. Is it your hand or brush that is magical?

I need orange said...

I especially love her legs. Nice.

Rohit Kulkarni said...

karin... lovely painting... and you pulled it off... its a wonderful change that you came OUT and painted this piece... open sky, lovely sunshine and those colours...

look forward to more outings...:)

Carol Marine said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Jeanne Bauer said...

I'm just so fascinated with your works. Beyond beautiful.

onpainting said...

This reminds me of that water aerobics class that I thought would be sooo... easy.

Molly Young said...

This is a gorgeous painting! I've been looking out at our new pool for the past couple weeks trying to muster up the nerve to paint something very much like this.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Wonderfully strange Karin!

Herman said...

really amazing! and refreshing too.