Thursday, December 30, 2010

"100 Faces, No. 76"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

This is one of my favorites - this man just made for a very interesting painting. I think it's the minimal strokes I like most - not overworking the eyes, the brighter red areas seem to be in the right places. Honestly, working on this series is like I'm going to class every day. It's a constant learning experience - and that drives me. Can't wait to do the next one.



10 comments:

jerry said...

Wow. I could look at this one all day. Amazing addition to the series, Karin.

-Jerry

Rhonda Carpenter said...

The colors peeking through, the fast and furious look to the brushsstrokes at times, those things really make me want to see the next and the next :) You really are pushing yourself and learning so much - it's an inspiration to us all.

Barbara Pask said...

So fun to see this series, this guy does not look happy, lol. I may have mentioned this before but please photograph the whole series when completed, would love to see it all grouped together. Will it be in a gallery someplace eventually?

Kathy Cousart said...

Karin, I can see so much angular quick brush work here. Love it.
I am not sure if you have painted glasses before, I mean, I have looked at 76 of these folks!...really like the way you painted the lens of the glasses...and the implied eyes. Gosh you are so good...drool, drool:)

Shirley Fachilla said...

You've captured such a sense of menace here. And yes, those eyes are wonderful. I bet they just happened as you painted the planes of his face and the shape of the reflections in the lenses.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Just too cool! And so cool that you are still so inspired by the project. Always fun to see when a new one pops up on my blog roll.

hmuxo said...

Excellent work! Love your unique brushwork!

jill polsby said...

Congratulations on your award from Katherine Tyrell! It's so wonderful to be recognized for the fantastic portrait work you're doing! This 100 faces project only gets better and better and I really appreciate your comments on each face: a bit of red, a bit of background, a bit of new technique. Thank you for sharing this incredible project with all of your fans! Happy New Year!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Wow....your work is amazing!

Sage said...

Your project is amazing! I'm only in high school, but I'm really into doing small quick paintings that just go for the gist of the subject instead of hyper-realism, and your paintings are SO inspiring! I've been working with acrylic, on note cards, painting scenes from my school and neighborhood, but I think I may "graduate" to oils, seeing how luscious and rich the texture of your paintings are. I was also wondering where you get the faces that you paint? Are they pictures, or people you know? I'm guessing you don't make them up... Anyways. Love them!