Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday at the Academy


Our day today was equally as productive and great - I spent the majority of the time giving individual attention and entirely forgot about painting myself. So in the last hour, I jumped in -
stressing the idea of not always aspiring to create a more-realized piece because sometimes we just have a sliver of the day to paint and what's important is that you paint. I used one of my food-art analogies - some days you aspire to make lasagna. You know it'll take hours, you know it will be delicious, but you don't have the time and you don't have the energy - so crack open a can of Chef-Boyardee instead and perhaps tomorrow you'll be inspired to make that lasagna.

The point also can be made that the quick, looser paintings can be liberating and just as satisfying. I love painting this way.


Linda Popple said...

Today was my Chef-Boyardee Day, but mine didn't turn out half as good as yours! I like your easy and loose brush strokes. Very nice painting.

AutumnLeaves said...

I love this one, Karin. It has a pixelated feel to it, which is rather interesting in a painting. The whole mood is one of pure relaxation and enjoying life.

cbfallriver said...


Your an amazing courages artist.To drive through the city of New York and create such beautiful work,inspires me to get my paints out and get a painting.When will you have another workshop?
Thanks for sharing your journey

Roberto said...

Hi Karin, I came from Ivy Allover's blog and all i see here is wonderful!!! your paintings are gorgeous!

smellyrhinostudio said...

Thanks for the gentle push to paint regardless of my timeframe; It does seem that this is a great way to keep the creative flow going; no excuses!

JanettMarie said...

Thanks for the insight Karin!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

ooooh the brushwork is really great. (not that it isn't always)
I love the way the stripes on the towel vibrate. Your color is always juicy and rich.