Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Back To Back"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

I painted one more for the road, (I think it's one of my personal favorites). My boyfriend saw a more have-and-have-not pair here, which is pretty interesting. So..... I'm heading back to Chicago for some inspiration and going to my 30th high school reunion to relive the disco days. Lots to do leading up to it all. I hope to see you back here around the 29th.

Taken from a bench in the Art Institute of Chicago, where weary patrons sit for a spell. Especially the husbands.


- Happy Trails



23 comments:

Janie B said...

I really love this one. Such a common scene made extraordinary. Great!

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

This one's a gem! Have fun at the reunion.

Fernando Pena said...

I like your paint a lot, you got excellent light

Cristall said...

Awesome. Have fun in Chicago. And regarding the painting, it's just you. I love your style and brushwork. So juicy. Great job.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is wonderful, Karin!! I love the scene and what a great idea. I also like your BF's idea too. Wish I had known you'd be out here this week; maybe could have met you for lunch or something. Just wondering where you went to HS. I graduated from Reavis in '77. Hope you have a good time at your reunion. I finally got to go to one of my own a couple of years ago.

KEITH PROCTOR Daily painting blog said...

This is one of the best paintings I have EVER seen, a complete Masterpiece in my opinion .
You are very very good Karin.
Keith

Ellen said...

Absolutely perfect, in concept and in execution. Just wonderful.

California Girl said...

Wonderful rendering. The body language says it all. I like the small scale of your work.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Just another amazing piece.
Love it!
Enjoy your trip.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Karin, this might be my favorite of yours, I love everything about it!
Have a great trip.

Rosemary said...

Awesome painting! It sings! Enjoy Chicago and your reunion!

adebanji said...

Just Sensational! Love that figure in dark colour-what a contrast!

Maureen L White said...

Karin
I have a lot of experience sitting on those benches mostly at the MMA in NYC. Your painting brought back great memories of the times I sat down and would ponder a painting and then the person I was sitting besides or back to back with. This painting is powerful because it so easily creates a story in ones imagination.

Shirley Peters said...

Great painting. I love the warm palette.

Barbara Pask said...

This is just wonderful, everything about it.

Camille said...

I have always wanted to paint people in their day to day lives. You are a true inspiration! Thank you for sharing so much.

Richard Jesse Watson said...

I'm glad I found your blog, Karen. Love the energy of your work.

AllThingsRomantic said...

Karin, I have only just discovered your website and think your artwork is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I am a very frustrated painter who stopped painting while training to be an architect 15 years ago!!! I used to do watercolour but if I could I would give my eyeteeth to paint oils in your style. I wish you lived in South Africa so I could buy some of your pieces! I will be following your work avidly and painting vicariously through you!! Regards Julie

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great design

Jeff Puccini said...

Beautiful work!

Marcia Pinho said...

You got a talent! Amazing! Congratulations!

Jeanne said...

this is a gorgeous painting. Great work. Jeanne

Carolina said...

I love this one, Karyn...