Sunday, July 19, 2009

"Cruise Control"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold


I'm back in the studio - relaxing from a few days on the road. The lecture by Dan McCaw was inspiring. If you're an artist, and you find yourself stumped or bored or stuck - surround yourself with art for a couple of days. It's good for you. Talking with other painters will enforce the many things we all go through - and looking at art will sometimes fill in the gaps of a creative brain. I usually go off somewhere and see new images and ideas and can't wait to get back to painting.

This scene is taken from an early evening walk on the beach of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.



11 comments:

polusladkaia said...

extraordinary! your work is always astounding. this one glows!

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

I NEVER cease to be amazed by your incredible sense of design. A great painting. Nothing new for you.

Cristall said...

Love this one.

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

Wonderful colors. Love the way that with simplicity you say so much!

MyVintageCameras said...

Surrounding yourself with art is great advice. That's why I started blogging about photography and looking for inspiration (like your paintings) on-line.

Beverly Zajac-Larsen said...

You paintings inspire me so much. The are breath taking and give me goose bumps (If that doesn't sound to weird!) But its true!!!!

Laura Dietrick said...

This and many of your summer paintings are so right on that I can smell the sea and hear the gulls.

Holly Van Hart said...

Karen, I love the simplicity of this painting. And I can feel the sea breeze on my face. Wonderful! Holly

Art By Erika said...

Love this piece Karin! And it's true about surrounding yourself with art will help recharge. I wish I lived across the street from the Met or LACMA, my 2 favorite museums.

Fernando Pena said...

great composition, I like your art

Helen Read said...

The composition on this is truly striking!