Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Chadd's"

5 x 8"
oil on masonite
nfs

A friend of mine sent a photo of John Chadd's house, from Chadd's Ford, Wyeth country. She's spending the day remembering Andrew Wyeth - she had the pleasure of meeting him months back when filming a documentary. I know this area so well - I grew up in Bucks County, not too far from Delaware County. My mom painted and sketched the landscapes and the quinessential stone houses. Those long drives are easy to recall.

You could say my alter-ego painted this piece. I used a wide, flat monster brush and let it go. A joy after completing a 2-day painting for the March show. I love my job.





13 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

It shows that you live your job.
The painting is wonderful, love that you used a portrait format!

Pete said...

Karin, what a tribute to Andrew Wyeth! I had the good fortune of showing up at the museum on a day when his grand daughter was giving tours. I just happened to be reading the biography of NC at the time. Something I'll never forget.

rahina qh said...

beautiful confident brush strokes, i love the simplicity of this r.

Marian Fortunati said...

The paintings you create show how much you love creating them... I love the way you achieved such a visual path with the light brightening toward the focal point!
As always a joy to see!

Anita said...

Great format! I'm moving in brush size and finding it makes my work much more lively - your painting illustrates that beautifully!

John Wright Art said...

A great painting, Karin. You've really captured the light on the house and the format gives the house a monumental presence

Tagscats said...

I am a fellow Bucks County girl as well! Beautiful area to grow up. This painting is just lovely!

Pattie Wall said...

I love this one. Always wanted to see that area..I think - due to his paintings. The moment lives on.

Judy Mackey said...

Karin, I love the wide brush strokes. Beautiful,

Cristall said...

Ooh, this is the Karin Jurick that I love. Nice work.

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Karin, I posted about your painting in a posting of my own. Just wanted you to know. Love this painting!

Theresa Rankin said...

My gosh I love this one!! Everything about is perfect!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

This little painting has so much power! I love the strong contrasts.