Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Raring To Go"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

Once I knew the date for my show in March, it's been full steam ahead - although you won't be seeing those pieces I've been working on for about a month. I hate that. I'm always anxious to get feedback. Hopefully ..... you won't be disappointed, come March.

I've had this little guy half finished for a couple of weeks, he sat close by and wondered why I abandoned him. It was the hands I gave up on, the hardest part of anatomy in my opinion. After working all morning and afternoon on another, I put him back on my easel. And it just worked. I love the whole thing. So he was not only patiently waiting on his wife, he was patiently waiting on me.




24 comments:

pencilscribbles said...

How wonderful! He is just about to move, even though he is seated. Very kinetic image.

Alex

Erika Lee Sears said...

Hands and feet are certainly tough! Lovely painting.

Mary Anne Cary said...

His hands look great to me, so it was okay to wait.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I love your post about him waiting...it was worth the wait for sure. The hands are beautifully done too!

Mark Yearwood said...

This one is great! It's simple but the colors have that punch.
You wonder what the man was thinking about.

patty said...

it is wonderful!
His hands are so...real!!
Patty

AutumnLeaves said...

A beautiful job on the hands, Karin. To me, this gent looks a tad pooped! I love your people scenes; always interesting and always makes me rather move into their heads!

Debra said...

Great painting - reminds me of my Dad waiting for my Mom and me. Patient, but as you put it, "raring to go".

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I always love your paintings of people and the masterly way you develop their clothes, but I also really enjoy the brush strokes in the backgrounds

nobody said...

It was well worth the wait! Those hands are very expressive.

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

Another title might be "Posture". A lovely painting by any name.

coral may said...

I love the strong red in this it really gives the composition an interesting feeling.

Tammy Hext said...

The hands are awesome, but I am in love with his feet. Awesome painting.

susan hong-sammons said...

so perfect, the gesture as well as the story behind him. I think we've all seen men resignedly waiting for their better half

jill polsby said...

The idea of the wait....the painting just percolates in our heads, and obviously it percolated in your head. He's such a wonderful painting done by such a great gestural painting. Thanks once again for a great painting!

Marilyn Eger said...

Wonderful as usual!!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Karen...wonderful job. I'm glad to hear that others have a problem with hands also. Maybe that's why, I've read, that you can tell a good portraiturist by the hands.

liz wiltzen said...

Great piece Karin, this guy is PLANTED.

Linny D. Vine said...

He looks like a man who has often practised patience and there he sits looking tired of practicing and right beside your Hopper quote, so, when I read the title I had to laugh! Another great painting, Karin!

JudyAdamsonArtandDesign said...

Your paintings just blow me away!

dragonfly said...

How did you achieve those skin tones? If you don't mind.

LeAnn Whitacre said...

Karin, I love this one, too, and I like how you speak as if he were right there in your studio. I believe you're never truly alone when you're painting another person.

Maggie Mayer said...

The colors, the composition, i just love it. I have to wonder what he is thinking while he is waiting on his wife...hum...I'd love to imagine/create a story about this one.

Cristall said...

I think the hands look great.