Monday, August 3, 2009

"Serenity Now"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

I started this guy thinking I'd play with the skin colors I so admire in Michelle Torrez's work - that acidity green/orange is incredible. Instead, I got lost in the many reds, the folds, the waves, the aquas, purples, blues and yellows. An enjoyable painting session nonetheless.

Quoting Frank Costanza (as I often do), this man was enjoying a Serenity Now moment in the ocean waters of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.



12 comments:

LouDuk said...

This one is really beautiful. I wish I had your abilities.

Julie said...

You made that guy almost look beautiful. He should buy the painting from you.

Janet said...

Excellent title! Nice painting too.

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful color. That 3/4 view made me laugh. If he had been caught from straight behind we would have never seen the Donelap!

AutumnLeaves said...

What an awesome job of just capturing this man's moment of reflection. You do gorgeous work, Karin.

Liliana said...

Those "serenity now" moments are so precious...
It's wonderfully painted, I think you did a good work with the colours, with the folds, and with everything else. :)

Judy Mackey said...

Karin, I've admired your paintings for a while. Interesting model. very bold - I love it!

Kyrie said...

Oh, wonderful. It's nice to get lose in a painting as well. I would get lost in my writing.

Linny D. Vine said...

Summertime and letting it all hang out-you've captured the moment and the man beautifully, Karin!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, I love his 'generous' belly! I also love your brushstrokes, and skin tones. Looks like you really enjoyed this one!

Rob Carey said...

This is great! Great skin tones and subject.

Captain Spidershort said...

great paintings :)