Saturday, October 4, 2008

"Red Carpet"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite
sold


This is one of those 'must see in person' pieces - it's the red. I was bored with the brush strokes of the carpet at first - it wasn't quite enough. So I scraped on more reds with the edge of a business card and the color became more vivid, more textured and more realistic. Very, very cool. I love it.

Please click here for a larger view.

Charley Parker's art blog 'Lines & Colors' has featured my Different Strokes from Different Folks blog - I appreciate it Charley - you make me proud.




20 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

That's totaly awesome. I'm going to have to study those sleeves. D'oh, someone just out bid me for the bean painting. Must have been some CEO.

Beverly Sams said...

I just love the idea of using a business card to add a little "extra something!" Very nice!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

this one is a breath taking.I Love red and you did it so well.
superb!

Barbara M. said...

This painting is out of this world.
The contrast of the red with the green
chair is exceptional. The the red
shores, and glow on the woman's skin
knocks the whole thing right out of the park. Wow!

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karin,

Sorry that should read "The red shoes,"not "the the red shores"
Going too fast. Love your work.

Barbara

Alice Thompson said...

This is Gorgeous!!!!!

Brian Kliewer said...

This is gorgeous! I would love to see it in person.

Dianne Mize said...

Karin, adding that bright red was a stroke of genius (no pun necessarily intended). Way to go....

tracywall said...

Love the red not only in the carpet, but also in the shadows!

Theresa Rankin said...

What can I say? This is absolutely stunning! The composition, paint application and color....wow...wow....wow.!!!

Annie Salness said...

Love the red and the color of the chair and especially the woman's posture!

Sylvia Jenstad said...

I agree this is one amazing painting!!.. really cool

milindmulick said...

this is amazing.Your red carpet treatment has made a great differnce I believe.Good (card)business!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Love the red too and the way you applied the brush strokes. A business card for a brush?! So cool.

dominique eichi said...

VERY NICE JOB ! The textures of the carpet is perfect, great composition.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful piece with the design and colors just right.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Gorgeous light!

Cooper Dragonette said...

Caravaggio would have loved this painting.

Paula Villanova said...

I think what I like best about this painting is that I don't know as I am entering the area in which the subject is seated whether or not she is staring off in another direction or directly at me to deliver some news of some sort. Kind of suspenseful!

michelle said...

I just checked out one of your painting movies, very cool! It's especially fascinating to watch you paint with such a large brush on a small panel. Smart way to paint.