Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Sugar-Coated"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

I am sure there's many of you out there that aren't embracing the snow right now. But remember, I live in the deep south, and this is not only a rare occurrence, it's an unusual opportunity for me to paint something different, and I love that. It is staggering to see my world blanketed in white - almost no hint of color anywhere - the muted, silver sky - the amazing quiet. If it wasn't for my slipping on the ice and dropping my camera right smack in the snow, I would say that day was a perfect day.

I also get to play with thick, blended, warm and cool white paints - laid on thick and as heavy as the snow itself. So much fun. And I promise - the 18 new paintings you'll see in a few weeks will warm you up and remind you that brighter days are ahead.




20 comments:

Shelley Ross said...

Love this painting, it is wonderful!

Shelley

Vern Schwarz said...

Karin, you have depicted my winter world perfectly. (Sorry to hear about your camera). You manage to bring warmth even to the coldest scenes. Beautiful painting.

Gwen Bell said...

Love this, Karin! So many gorgeous, thick whites. Your wonderfully fluid trees are like viewing the scene through an icicle.

About Me said...

I think you handled the trees really well. The powerline isn't my favorite. I love the title. This scene makes me homesick for winters growing up as a kid. Thanks for sharing. I can "hear" the quiet, as you described it.

AutumnLeaves said...

Karin, this painting truly knocks my socks off. My favorite of all of your pieces thus far. I love winter scenes, though not sure why. Your brushstrokes are gorgeous!

KMfamily ;-) said...

super nice work!!!
Like how you refined yourself from colors here.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautiful.
I think that snow in the deep South is a 'gift' for the artists. Enjoy.

Sharon Schock said...

Love it! I think it's just wonderful :)

Linda Rothchild Ollis said...

The warm whites and simplicity of this piece conveys everything you described. How is your camera?
Not fun to slip in the snow.
Linda Rothchidl Ollis

Rob Hazzard said...

Boy, you don't skimp on the paint do you? Loving your thick, juicy strokes!

Mitzi Easley said...

So different and so wonderful Karin. Looking forward to seeing your new work!

Nicki said...

Brrrrr..... illiant!

Angela said...

Oh my! I love this painting. Great work. I love the brush strokes and the thick paint. Beautiful

kaycrain said...

Painting rocks! but snow Sucks!! ;)
February is over! Yay.

Kathy Hodge said...

I'm from the northeast, but I still love painting snow scenes, just not shoveling it! And I like the powerline, it has to be there.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wonderful painting.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Just when I started getting in to making winterscapes, and all the snow goes south! Good thing too, because this is a knockout!

Terri Buchholz said...

I've seen enough of snow out my northern Indiana window, but could look at your painting all year long. Beautiful as always!

Dana Chabino said...

Great job with the white!

Dana

Todd Bonita said...

Great piece...somehow we dodged the snow here in New Hampshire, things are backwards..go figure.