Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"100 Faces, No. 11"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

I painted this guy on a ground of metallic silver, slightly sanded to take the paint - I think it worked perfectly with the hair and beard. Very fun to paint.



23 comments:

Julie in the studio said...

Karin, thank you for what you do. Your paintings are influencing my desire to paint more prolifically. I know you usually paint from photographic references, but it looks like these faces are from live models. Which are you using? And if I may ask, I would love to know more about the models- how do you find the models to sit for you?
~anxiously awaiting No. 12....

krakowianka said...

Amazing!

Mary Anne Cary said...

This is definitely one of my favorites, really beautiful!

donna said...

I love it! It's wonderful for you, but so sad for us that all these are sold.

My first thought was to ask if Santa hangs out in Atlanta in the off season. :)

You are amazing!

Ann Rogers said...

If you do a top ten at the end of this project...put this one first!

Kim said...

St. Nick!

tracywall said...

Love this one!
The orange colors reflected in his face as well as this marvelous texture make this one my fav so far. 89 yet to see!
Thank you!

Irina said...

Bravo!

Anne Marie Propst said...

What a really interesting concept. And it gives you an unbelievable and unfortunately a never ending source of material. I love this idea Karin.

Jesus Estevez said...

Where do you get so many interesting faces, great work Karin

Karin Jurick said...

The answer lies in past posts.

Tilen's artplanet said...

great detail on such a small scale! well done

Layne Cook said...

I love this series. I'm currently doing the daily painting thing with still lifes, and finding it way more interesting than I ever thought still life could be- but what could be more interesting than the human face??? You do so much more than a portrait- you capture expression with lively brush strokes and yummy paint colors. Love it!

Pam Holnback said...

Yes, it did work perfectly.!

Elaine Hurst said...

I really like this face. Really sculptural.

Suzy Morgan said...

delightful ..... really nice !

Margo said...

This piece is fabulous, although I'm enamored of all of them, number 4 looks like my sister when she was young! A question, was the silver ground acrylic or oil? Thanks.

black bear cabin said...

these portraits are incredible! i love your work!

Karin Jurick said...

The grounds are either latex or acrylic.

Tracy Szekely said...

Karin, I am going to thoroughly enjoy following you on this journey. Fabulous work. Your really capture the character of the person and it makes me feel like I know something about these strangers.

Tahirih said...

Wow Karen, he's lovely! The texture to this piece is just great, too. It gives it so much energy. He looks simply angelic...such a sweet face.

Leslie Lockhart said...

He appears to be completely unfazed by his current accommodations.. and you caught it- beautifully! Who would have thought I would want paintings of mug shots- but I do!!
They are really wonderful!

liz wiltzen said...

Karin this is absolutely inspired! Magic! One of the best paintings I have ever seen of yours. Bravo!