Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"100 Faces, No. 55"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold


More and more, I'm taking off the training wheels - using the photo for a portion of the painting then inventing the rest. I tend to pick up colors on the brush that are bolder choices - and I end up liking the painting so much more in the end.



6 comments:

Sharon Alama Art said...

Yes--the magenta is a new one...a nice haunting look.

rahina q.h. said...

Karen, this series of 100 faces is fascinating not only on an artistic level but a social level too: the effect of lifestyle on the faces of people. it is almost painful to see some of these faces especially those of the older people... they were all children once and it makes me wonder. thank you for this insight.

JAllgood said...

I'm very much enjoying the 100 faces, and was draw to your blog because of it. Each one of them has fasinated me and made me look forward to the next one. But I very much love how each one has their own unique personality. It makes me want to meet these people and I find that fascinating. Thank you and I look forward to seeing more!

Margo said...

Shazam! Don't know where that word came from but it is what popped into my mind when I saw this piece. Your color voyage is rocking me.

Shirley Fachilla said...

Love the magenta that seems to be glowing through along the right edge of her face.

Lorena said...

love the use of background color as mood shift