Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Botanical Study"

5 x 7"
oil on masonite

You probably know by now, I can't walk by a person on a bench without thinking of painting them. When I was a teenager, I spent hours sketching people on the train, the Amtrak lounge in Union Station - pretty much everywhere I'd go. I couldn't get enough. Good practice, I just didn't know it at the time.

From the National Botanical Gardens in Washington DC.


glasseyeplastic said...

A soulful, elegant picture. Lovely.

AutumnLeaves said...

There is something so very calming and peaceful about this one, Karin. I think it partly has to do with the greenery of the leaves, but also simply the green cast to the wall behind this woman. I really love this piece.

LSaeta said...

This is stunning. Happy photographing! I am jealous.

siete said...

Excelent painting, Karin, I like it very much.



Mitzi Easley said...

Your figure work is evidence of a lifetime of practice. So lovely - thanks as always and happy shooting.

Jlanan said...

What do you do when these people catch you staring at them? I've always found that a bit awkward.

Karin Jurick said...

I don't stare at anybody.