Monday, January 19, 2009

"Mischief Night"

8 x 5"
oil on masonite
sold

It felt somewhat right to paint the Jefferson Memorial on the night before the Presidential Inauguration - Washington DC is on my TV as we speak. I was in the city last October, a beautiful time to visit - this scene was captured as night fell on Mischief Night, the eve of Halloween.



19 comments:

Anne Marie Propst said...

Karin, your interpretation is just glowing...just like the events in Washington this week. Great job. Looking forward to your show in Asheville.

Marian Fortunati said...

WONDERFUL...
Now that I've seen your's... well... I enjoyed doing mine anyway and really, really, appreciate that you challenge us to stretch ourselves. Love the way this just glows!!

Anita said...

Now I have seen yours I am inspired to try this out myself.
Its one of my favourite Washington monuments. Great glow!

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautiful Karin!

Edward Burton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Karin! Wonderful colors and glow.

Marilyn M. King said...

I always look forward to seeing your version of the photo and am never disappointed. You are such a master of color and I agree with the collective opinion that it glows!!!!

The article in American Artist honored you and your work well! I'm so happy for you that the article showplaces so many of your wonderful paintings. Bravo and congratulations!

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

Neat painting.

Theresa Rankin said...

Wonderful...finding and using those great colors!!! Love it!

Richard said...

Composition is so important, now we see great composition.

John Wright Art said...

Wonderful, glowing painting Karin

Jacki Newell said...

Karin,
So beautiful. I love the way you've made it glow.

maria said...

There is a warmth coming from your image. Beautiful and thank you.

Maggie Mayer said...

Karin, this is beautiful. I couldn't figure out how to handle trees and lighting on my version. I like your soft treatment of the edges. Very Very Cool!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

A real beauty, Karin. Thanks for allowing all levels of artists to participate in this worthwhile challenge! Don't know where you find the time.

adebanji said...

Amazing sparkling fresh colours, sometimes I wonder how you keep them so pure!

Michelle Burnett said...

Karin, I just watched your video about your palette....now I can see how you get such radiant color! Thanks for sharing!

Deb Schmit said...

Congratulations on the American Artist cover!
I agree, keep putting yourself out there and you never know what will happen.
Also thanks for the nice tribute to Andy Wyeth. He was my biggest influence during my watercolor, gouche period. Especially after the Helga series was revealed.

juliette said...

love your work!

Dawn said...

Beautiful painting...It does glow as another stated!!