Friday, September 17, 2010

"100 Faces, No. 24"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

I am so thrilled with this painting - the marriage of olive greens with deep reds and blacks. After I finished this, I jumped right into using those tones with two other small pieces - seeing if I could resist adding more, which was tough. I can't plan and paint. As soon as I concentrate on color wheels, I get too rigid. Best to leave it all up to intuition.

added note....... the article in Southwest Art Magazine, which is in their October issue, is online as well. A big thank-you to the editors and writer for the featured article about my work. Makes me very proud.



20 comments:

Shirley Fachilla said...

Couldn't help thinking that this guy (who looks too sensitive to have a mug shot) may in a few decades look like No. 23.
Your olive green really works well. Someone once told me that incorporating green in skin tones was difficult. You make it look easy.

Chris said...

Great article, Karin!

Linda Popple said...

I just finished reading the article. Congratulations! Your work is amazing! I don't think there is any piece that I don't just love. :-)

Ann Rogers said...

And PROUD you should be, what an honor and well deserved accomplishment.

The olive greens, flesh tones and reds in this painting are "yummy", although I'm sure this young man wouldn't want to be referred to in such a manner!

Irina said...

I am so glad and so happy for you. Every new portrait as the new page in your story book. And sign "sold" warms my heart. Go, Lady!

Brian Cameron said...

What you said about intuition is so true. If you could bottle the ability to go with intuition you would realy have something. Seems like walking a careful line between putting down exactly what you see and intuitively painting is the trick.
I wish I could be as prolific as you..how do you do it?

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

The article is great. Nice to learn more about you, Karin.
Your art is amazing, happy to know you.

RuTh said...

Very good painting! I think every number higher is a progressiv in quality and expression. Very well sine! I'm looking foreward to the rest! :-)

Anne Marie Propst said...

Very nice article on you and your artwork. Thank you for supplying the link.

Sharon Alama Art said...

BRAVO!!
Sometimes intuition spins faster (and better) than the color wheel.

Judy Mackey said...

Am really enjoying your mugshot series. Love the colors you use in each of them - you're so right about intuition - and you do have it and use it well. Wonderful article!

Sharon Wright said...

oh so true for me to, although your intuition is way better tuned than mine! brilliant series, I am mesmerised

tracywall said...

So true on this one too what you spoke about last post - incorporating the "feel" of this subject. I also like what appears to be your limited color palettes.

Congrats on the article!

liz wiltzen said...

Looks like a Zorn palette, so great for portraits. Subtle, harmonious and gorgeous piece Karin.

Congrats on the SWA article!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Beautiful. Sensitive. And looks like a much bigger painting!

Looking forward to my SW Art Mag to read the article!

Christine said...

Wow! Really lovely...this is my favorite because of how sensitively you handled the features. The colors are wonderful and congrats on the article. Wish I had the intuition you have....maybe that is something that just develops with practice. I hope so.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

The first thing I noticed was the red green compliment.
These are just getting better and better.

Becky Brocato said...

Well done! Congrats on the article, so deserving. I love your work, Karin!

Terry Strickland said...

Karen, Your work is beautiful and bold. Love the brushwork and your great sense of color! So you are in Atlanta? I'm in Birmingham, AL. We are practically neighbors :)

Rox said...

I just read the article in Southwest Art. As you found artist's websites that inspired you and made you say "that's what I want to do". Now your website is doing the same for me and others. Love your work!