Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Seating Arrangement"

12 x 9"
oil on masonite

I think some of my personal favorite paintings are these new pieces - I used a combination of brushwork and palette knife - and seems to add just the right amount of texture and bump up the illumination. It's tough, to stay in control - moving the paint around, coaxing it to just where I want it. The more I do it, the more control I have. In person, you can really see the impact.

This new painting, a woman resting on a bench on the upper floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be arriving at the Howard/Mandville Gallery by the end of July.

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Linda Popple said...

This is another painting that is so expressive. My eye is immediately drawn in and I enjoy looking at your painterly brush strokes. I wish I could see it in person.

carol morgan carmichael said...

I really like your use of a palette knife in this one. Nice texture.
I don't use a palette knife often but just finished a painting today where I used one to help in a spot I was struggling with. Your comment was pretty timely for me.
Look forwad to seeing more!

Kate Si said...

Your light is just so wonderful. I could look at your stuff for hours (and sometimes do).

Ann Gorbett said...

Wonderful Karin!

Steve PP said...

A lovely painting, I particularly like the light on the back of her arm!
Thanks for sharing!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a lovely piece! I find myself wishing I was her right about now. Gorgeous! said...

I like the dark of the seat carrying on through the dress.