Friday, September 12, 2008

"Quintessential Duvall"

14 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

I worked and worked and worked on this new painting - constantly making decisions on tightening up or loosening the brush strokes. It's a different experience painting landscapes, where I want the depth, shapes and color to be the most important features - but personally I try hard to not illustrate the scene at the same time. It's been both a challenge and pleasure to switch over to landscape pieces - considering 95% of what I paint is figurative.

This serene farmland is in Duvall, Washington - outside of Seattle.

Please click here for a larger view.



11 comments:

gargashow said...

You do not work very beautifully
congratulations

David Lobenberg said...

just wonderful. Love the sky.

Erika Nelson said...

I've completely neglected that switching from figure to landscape, can be frustrating - your landscapes are looking so beautifully effortless!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Your colours in this one are magical Karin. As David L said, the sky is superb.

Laurel Daniel said...

Karen - I have been completely enjoying all your landscapes. I love the perspective you take and of course your incredible color and brushwork - I just want to be on this farm!

Pamela Nichols said...

Serene is a good word to describe this landscape. Simply beautiful!

tracywall said...

I've felt the same frustrations with landscapes! I committed to do a few this summer, and they haven't come out as I expected. In the past I've always focused on form, now the atmosphere gets in the way. I'll continue to chip away at my frustrations!

Lovely solid weightiness in this one. Although this is NW, I grew up in midwestern farm country, so the familiarity is comforting. Lovely!

Janice said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the light. Wonderful!
Janice

onpainting said...

You are switching quite nicely. A lovely piece with a feeling of, well, a landscape - a real place.

mongoose1 said...

Karin,
It's a beautiful painting.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

I had hoped to win the lottery in time to buy this painting. I even got the measurements from the gallery. Someone - somewhere - is swooning as they hang it on their wall. And rightly so.