Saturday, January 15, 2011

"100 Faces, No. 89"

4 x 4"
oil on masonite
sold

I've come to the conclusion that some people can be rendered in minimal brushstrokes - those who have characteristics that speak for themselves - strong bones, angular shapes, etc. I'll go 30 minutes into it and realize what I've done says it all about that person. This guy is a good example of that.

My work just ramped up - the ice is thawing and I've got a big job ahead of me to get my business closed up for good and outta there. As soon as I can take a break, I'll be back with the conclusion of the 100 Faces. Stay tuned, I'll resume, probably, next weekend.


15 comments:

Aubrey Studebaker said...

I'm glad that you're not planning on stopping at 100. Am really enjoying these. -And your observations are so relevant to a painter.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Wow. Love those exciting pops of green color around him. I agree, this has that fresh immediate feel that only committed brushwork can convey. Beautiful!

Mitzi Easley said...

Good luck with this last push Karin... take care of yourself in the meantime. I love it when you find the greens in the fleshtones...

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

One of my favorites. Love the green showing through. I agree that sometimes ' character' faces can be painted fast and fresh. A small child too. Robert Henri had that down.

Emma said...

These Faces are with a very great observation. I really enjoy to see how you paint their chins; really shows that evey part on everyone is different.

Carol Lee Beckx said...

I admire the confidence of your brushstrokes. I always want to mess with what I've put down and so often destroy what was fresh and right.

Austin Maloney said...

Are you closing the frame shop?

Karin Jurick said...

Yes. Opened in 1979, closed this week.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Love this one....good luck and hope things run smoothly for you :)

beckielboo said...

Wow Karin, this is my favorite so far and I've enjoyed everyone of them! I know it's a combination of the man, his pose and especially the way you used the color. And the good news is, there will be more after 100! You have definitely found a niche you shouldn't abandon! I hope the close of business is nothing but good news for you. Will you be staying in Atlanta? I lived there in the late '50's and again from 1977-1987. Really loved it that time, but couldn't resist the "pull" to return to my family in Jacksonville!

Pamela Gatens said...

I, too, love the green. You always seem to make the underpainting work so well in your paintings!

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Expressive!

tracywall said...

I LOVE the cool light green in this!
Bravo!

Helen Read said...

Beautiful in its simplicity!!

LissC said...

hi Karin,

I just perused your blog. I saw what you wrote about your friend, and wish you had a talent for words. i think you do. I enjoy the way you write. Feels like a nice conversation.

Your paintings are beautiful. I will enjoy watching as you finish your 100 faces.

Thank you for sharing, your words, and your paintings.