Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Perry Man"

8 x 10"
oil on masonite
sold

Some of my favorite paintings have that element of disappearing lines - more emphasis on the face and the hands. Notably, the studies by Degas of dancers and musicians. It gives me great pleasure painting this way.

A gentleman I spotted at a state fair in Perry, Georgia.



16 comments:

FitToSeeJane said...

That's fabulous. I'm always so impressed by your paintings.

LSaeta said...

As much as I love your paintings that are full of color ... I love these too! Fantastic!

Gwen Bell said...

Great work on these last two. I think the monochromatic color allows the eye to focus clearly on the form and to shine through in much the same way as a b/w photo takes away the distraction of color. They are somehow more interesting without color. Really cool.And a great lesson!

lydia said...

beautiful

BardSpeaks said...

Superb! Love the colour tones you use.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is beautiful, Karin. I so enjoy your work.

Rachel said...

your paintings are amazing, i love art, im like only young but id kill for your talent their just amazing

doris said...

Do acrylics ever give that same effect?

Sally Tharp said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for reminding me to look for more and paint less!! I can't wait to try this process..

Liana Yarckin said...

i love what you did here. i love how you had the light of the subject fade into the light of the background and the same with the darks. this painting also has great mood!

reshma said...

this is the first time i entered into ur blog and its really mindblowing....nice thots..

susan hong-sammons said...

Wonderful value studies. They are so sensitive as well as extremely well done. One can't hide behind color with these. Hope to see more.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

awesome! I love the monochrome, too.

lifeartist said...

These are so immediate. It's the spontaneity that impresses me.

Durgatan said...

Beautiful paintings, I like them very much.

Books,Coffee,etc.... said...

Hi! Karin Jurick,
Whenever, I paint I sometimes like to use that element too...disappearing
lines
...
...I once try to explain to my art instructor, that the element of disappearing lines is an interesting technique to use because it leave what is unseen up to the viewers imagination, just like your painting entitles "Perry Man."

I'am so glad to see that you sold the painting entitled "Perry Man."

Ahh!...Edgar Degas, is one of my favorite painters too!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D