Thursday, May 7, 2009

"One For The Books"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite
sold

It's time for me to plug my new paintings - now on exhibit at the Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, right outside of Seattle. The opening is this Saturday night, please come by and see it all in person. Try as I might to get a great image on the web, it doesn't compare to seeing the real thing. I also have a new video on YouTube, featuring all the work, accompanied by some happy music by Dean Martin.

As you might know, I love to paint people reading and when I really lose my mind, I paint people browsing in bookstores. Quite the challenge. This was taken from the gift shop in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Please click here for a larger view.



9 comments:

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

beatiful painting, as always! I know the spot...that bookstore is always brimming full of books...my favorite spot in the city!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Marvellous video I hope your exhibiton is a roaring success :))

edmarion said...

This is beautiful, Karin.

PAT MEYER -- said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I am honored you said such sweet things. You are an exceptional artist and was flattered. This painting looks so hard to paint to me with all the books. It tells a wonderful story.

Vern Schwarz said...

Awesome painting Karin. Crazy amount of detail here...beautifully handled.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I've spent many an hour browsing bookstores that look like this--so it evokes a very familiar, warm feeling. The work is lovely!

Cat Scott said...

I love, love LOVE this! The blues in the window make me happy. It evokes that "kid in a candy store" feeling that I get when I walk into a bookstore.

Cristall said...

You're funny - I like how you said "when I lose my mind" to explain taking on a hard subject. The painting looks awesome though. All of those spines and lines, eek! Intimidating. Good for you - love watching your blog.

Kim Morin Weineck said...

I could identify this as the MFA in Boston immediately. Just wonderful!!

Good luck with your exhibit and much success---