Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Palm Sunday"

7 x 14"
oil on masonite
sold

And now for something completely different. I essentially 'spackled' on a thick, toned-down white and worked within that, with a combination of scraping, painting with a brush and adding more texture. It was totally gratifying to maintain some control over the paint - often times I feel the paint has more control over me.

This painting will be auctioned, probably starting next week sometime - just want to let that thick paint dry a bit longer than usual. I'll be sure to post it again when the auction kicks in.

A note about the landscapes you've seen in the past week..... they will all be framed and arranged in a holiday window display at my frame shop. A very understated version of what I normally have done in the past years - something mellow and a bit more down to earth.




21 comments:

Rick Nilson said...

What a treat it is to first see your new paintings. You are my idol.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is a moving and quite beautiful piece, Karin. I am truly awed by this one.

Steve PP said...

Fantastic texture, beautifully handled!
Thanks for sharing!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

This is just wonderful, Karin.
There's something very powerful in this one.
Cheers to experimenting!

Sarah Wimperis said...

WOW...I LOVE this xx
(Have a lovely thanksgiving)

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I love your styles and normally don't like when you do something different because I miss them, but this is really cool

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Your experimentations are wonderful. I love how you used the texture and pushed the paint around!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

This is an amazing piece. Did you coat the surface with a color before spackling on the white? You mentioned scraping away color as well as adding...just wondering what color would be coming through. There is a wonderful understated looseness in this one, yet very descriptive.

Brian Kliewer said...

A lovely departure, Karin.

Mark Yearwood said...

The simplicity of this one is what does the trick. It takes control to use such a limited palette and you pulled it off.

Nartizt said...

Bravo! Very interesting. I like that it is a simple composition with little color.

Carol Horzempa said...

Karin, I love the fact that even though you are so accomplished that you are not afraid to experiment and try new things. This is awesome!

Barbara said...

These new paintings are great, Karin! Isn't it fun to play with paint!? :)

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

This is utterly OUTSTANDING! Threw me on the floor the first few seconds. I love this kind of stuff. Talk about painting with emotion.

patricia cotterill said...

I am so glad I found your blog a few months ago. Everything you paint is wonderful.

Ghislaine BRUNO said...

This texture and the simple color scheme complement each other, a very interesting experiment, really !

Helen Read said...

Very striking! I love the monochromatic feel.

Konnie Kim said...

This is truly beautiful, Karin.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful design!

Michel McNinch said...

Looks like you have been inspired by Stephen Scott Young. Do you know his work?

Karin Jurick said...

Oh yes - I know him well and have admired his work for years.