Monday, September 20, 2010

"100 Faces, No. 25"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

After I got about 3/4 done on this painting, I turned off the reference photo and proceeded - something I frequently do when I'm at a point of boredom. It's a good habit - I do think it improves your intuition.


9 comments:

Irina said...

Bravo, madam!

Linda Popple said...

You've done such a good job in capturing the lines, age, and troubled expression of this woman. Her dishevled hair says so much about her, too.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is my fave.
What a great painting Karin.
Thanks for sharing.

Olivia said...

gorgeous !

liz wiltzen said...

Boy I want to know some of these folk's stories. Intriguing...

Do you wonder about that much while you're painting them?

Karin Jurick said...

Honestly, I see them as objects. But... I am interested in how the use of certain colors or different techniques can influence the interpretation of that person. If that makes sense.

Lorraine Shirkus said...

As a fairly recent representational painter, I thought it heresy to proceed without a reference! I take down the setup towards the end because I have such a "literal" bent, I forget I'm making a painting. Thanks so much for your commentary. Terrific painting!

Brian Cameron said...

When you said you turned off the photo you caught my attention. I often paint from my digital photo on a monitor screen. It seems the luminous quality of the screen represents the image better than a printed photo. Do you do this?
On another note..
The intuitive stuff is what I love about painting.Takes it from copying to art.

Leovi said...

excelente