Friday, July 16, 2010


12 x 12"
oil on masonite

Generally speaking, I avoid faces on the figures - I usually find the body language more interesting and want to focus on that alone. In this new painting, with that stark contrast from the bench onto that empty, lit floor - that direct stare from the fellow on the right seemed to fit the atmosphere, as if they were 'on stage' and there for the viewing. Added to that is a lot of applied texture with the palette knife, which isn't as evident unless you can see it in person. Very fun to paint.

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4 comments: said...

Good painting karin. I like your work. Cheers

Marian Fortunati said...

You always paint things we see everyday in such a wonderful way... I wish I knew how...
Even my 10 year old Tyler likes your work!!

liz wiltzen said...

Great job on the faces Karin, and as always terrific drawing on the challenging body angles.

Brian Cameron said...

HI Karin
I agree that the body language in your works is THE thing but just the same you do faces VERy well and I always am in awe whe I enlarge your posts to find how few strokes you accomplish those faces with.
I'm still inspired by your work.