Monday, March 9, 2009

"Gossip Girls"

10 x 9"
oil on masonite
sold

As with many, I painted the figures first - I do that so I'm sure the essence (of the people) is right, before I invest more time. And remember, I paint on black, so what stood out, as I had finished refining the details, was the form created from the women facing each other on the chairs - a V - or a W depending on how you look at it. So cool. And with that, I wanted minimal surroundings - to emphasis that accidental form. At the same time, I had Lawrence of Arabia on and there I was, dazzled by the desert scenes of the men on camels, with nothing around them but bright sand, a vague horizon line with a sliver of blue sky and the shadow beneath them. All I saw what the form. So taking a visual lesson from a brilliant, visual movie led me to the completion of this new painting 'Gossip Girls'.

This painting is included in my current solo exhibition at the Morris & Whiteside Galleries.

Please click here for a larger view.



7 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karin,

The wide swath of sand makes the temperature in the painting very hot -- so you know those girls are going to burn! Fantastic painting. The conversation must be riveting for them to stay in that heat.

Take care,

Barbara

Jeff Hayes said...

Ah - superb. I just saw LoA for the first time a few weeks ago. What a visual feast; I've had camels on the brain since then...

Pat Aube Gray said...

This brings me back to my early beach days. This painting is so well done in its simplicity and its design. I almost feel I can eavesdrop on the conversation!

E. Floyd said...

Funny you spoke about LoA becuase the first I saw this painting on your website I was reminded of a scene in that movie...

LSaeta said...

I love the painting and I REALLY love the title. Absolutely wonderful. By the way, I gave you an award on my blog yesterday ... so check it out!

supplies overflowing! said...

I had to take a second look to make sure I wasn't one of those people in this painting! This is a common way for my daughters and me to sit, though the beach we frequent is rarely that empty!
I can feel the heat- and I love the title.

Jala Pfaff said...

Really great.