Monday, December 8, 2008

"Map Quest"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite
nfs

If you're paying attention to my postings, you'd know I painted this piece, posted it then removed it the next morning. It's a rare occasion for me to rework a painting - but there I was, in my pj's the morning after I finished it, wiping off parts that bugged me. I had to. The scene is from the welcome/assistance desk in the National Gallery of Art.

This painting is a gift for a good friend.



5 comments:

I Want To Be An Artist said...

Yes I did indeed see that painting! I thought that it was very vibrant beautiful and vibrant. I love this one too. You added the painting in the background.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I did see it. If I remember right, one lady is missing behind the desk and the American flag too???
Now its with a painting in the background.
I love them all.

Douglas Hoover said...

Karin, your dedication is inspiring. Plus, seeing your work up close is inspiring as well. We just returned from a night in Asheville and stopped in 16 Patton Sat. afternoon. I gotta tell ya, your colors online are vibrant but nothing compares to the originals. The sky in "Purple Night" is amazing and the blues in "Wall Flower" are electric. I would have taken them home if I could. Here's to continued inspiration...

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

What a lucky friend. If you need any more, give me a call.

Great painting.

Peggi Habets said...

Wonderful painting. I just finished poring over your website. Your figures and your pets are fantastic. Great color unity and interesting croppings make for a very unique style.