Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Pike Hike"

10 x 11"
oil on masonite
sold

Also included in the upcoming May show - a cityscape of Seattle at the corner of Pike Street and First Avenue, right at the opening of the Pike Place Market. I had taken a cab to the market early in the evening and started my hike back to the hotel - delighted with the break in the clouds and this gorgeous, dusky, peachy light - dispelling the myth that Seattle is always rainy and gray.

Please click here for a larger view.



13 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! The light is wonderful.

LSaeta said...

Simply incredible. How lucky you caught such a beautiful evening in Seattle!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karin,

This is gorgeous.

Take care,

Barbara

Carolina said...

I like this painting very much, in a different way I liked the others I commented previously. There's a different feeling on everyone.

Avocaken said...

Really like your depiction of 1st & Pike. I worked in an office just 4 blocks west of that intersection. I lived in Seattle over 29 years & can vouch that it doesn't rain a lot - just frequent sprinkles/mists. In the summer the only gray is our lawns.

Now retired in NW Arkansas & lovin' it.

Ken B. :-)

Michael Sanchez said...

Love the atmosphere on this one. Great job!

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

Beautiful, Karin! These cityscapes of yours are my favorites. The light in this one is so wonderfully evocative of a spring evening ... I can almost feel the chill in the air!

Trish Siegel said...

This is absolutely beautiful. The amazing light and reflections really bring this urban landscape to life!

Ann Seago, said...

Hi Karen:

I love your street scenes. This one is particularly lovely.

Ann Seago
Austin

Cristall said...

Wow. Amazing. I can feel the humidity in the air and hear the bustle of the downtown businesses. Wow. You really have a talent.

susan hong-sammons said...

love this and the rich jewel tones you favor.

jennifer woodburn said...

Love this Karin. Your street scenes are my favorite (especially since this is one of the best spots - near Pike Place Market!).

KBosch said...

I'm from Seattle and I've walked this corner many times - you really captured that golden light we get at the end of the day. I can't wait to visit the Howard/Mandville Gallery to see your work in person!