Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Park Central"

9 x 12"
oil on masonite
sold


19 years ago, in the final weeks of his life, my father was taken care of by the Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, a cancer hospice here in Atlanta. They operate solely on private donations - and I am forever grateful for the help and compassion they gave my dad and our family.

This new painting, a crisp October day in Central Park, New York City, where all kinds of people were enjoying the sun and the shade - will be on auction starting this evening, with 100% of the final sale donated to the Sisters of Our Lady.



28 comments:

Janine said...

Shadows and light are just awesome

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a stunning painting Karin! What a lovely gesture to donate the proceeds of the sale to those who treated your father so kindly and compassionately.

Irina said...

What a sunny day! Did you notice the shadows form birds' shapes? I hope auction will turn to success.

Jerry Points said...

Karin...what a beautiful work. Full of life and activity. Your greens work well to create the illusion of light filtering through and the shadows create a great pattern of design on the ground surface. Love the isolated figure and the symbolism.

Helen Read said...

I love the lights and shadows... especially. But the whole thing is beautiful!

rahina qh said...

a wonderful cause (my father was helped in the latter stages of his illness by a similar organisation), and a wonderfully stunning painting to show your appreciation. r.

bArchibald said...

Karin, This is one of my favorite paintings by any artist!!! Great Work!!!

Marilyn M. King said...

Wow, awesome! This painting is so perfect for the cause. Bless you for blessing others.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is beautiful, Karin.

Caitlin said...

lovely dappled light!

California Girl said...

this is a wonderful painting. good luck with the auction.

Kathy Jurek said...

Wow, this is really nice, Karen. I like how you painted the foliage and the way it reflects on the sidewalk. ;)

Adrian LaRoque said...

Awesome work.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is a beautiful painting Karin... painted with love and donated with compassion!!

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

Hi! Karen Jurick,
What a very "beautiful"
painting. I can almost smell autumn in the air...and your
use of shadows and lights is
very nice.
I also think that is a very nice "gesture"...donating 100% of the final sale to the Sisters of Our Lady hospice and I am so very happy to read about the help and compassion that they showed to your dad and your family.

Take care!
DeeDee ;-D

Shannon said...

Absolutely beautiful! And a nice way to honor them.

Cathy said...

Awesome.. I wish I could paint like this.

susan hong-sammons said...

really nice painting. Really like how you created the light filtering in through the trees.

KMfamily ;-) said...

Simply beautiful!!
You have really cartured the light of the day.

Les said...

Stunning. Your greens are awesome, and the foliage shadows almost move with the breeze.

dominique eichi said...

This piece is particularly beautiful and so fitting that this would be auctioned off for them. Well Done.

Karen May Studios said...

I have 'lurkingly' (is that a word) been admiring your work for some time. I had to come out to say that I LOVE this painting. The auction is now beyond my reach, but I just love the shadows, the colors. It's wonderful. I know you paint rather quickly, but I'd love to see the process, a few snapshots of the work in progress. Now, back to the shadows with me.
-Karen

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

This is amazing!

Liana Yarckin said...

You captured the sunlight and the shade beautifully and successfully! i absolutely love this!

adebanji said...

An Electrifying piece!

Matt Holton said...

This is one of my favorites. Great use of light.

Pooja Mahimkar said...

omg! that is beautiful.

José said...

Hi Karin,

I won't say much about this work, since one word is enough : Quality.

Have a nice weekend,

José