Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Rewards"

8 x 10"
oil on masonite
sold

Back in December, I had short spans of hanging in limbo - in between working and waiting for the closing day of my business. I filled up those times with more of the 100 Faces, which kept me sane and limber and I painted this piece. This past November, I had painted this young woman in a plein-air event in Charleston - and I had this desire to paint her again, from a photograph - I was curious to see how different it would come out. It's also larger than the version I had done in the park that day, which gave me more space to improvise her surroundings. Nice and loose, just the way I love it.

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7 comments:

Kelly Berkey said...

just gorgeous. i love your brush strokes, the sun, the serene feeling the painting has.

Kim said...

Breathtaking. Really wonderfully observed.

Shelby Dillon said...

I absolutely love the reflected colors in the shadows of the apron. Fantastic job with that!

Emma said...

This one is probably my favorite in your site!!

carol morgan carmichael said...

This is spectacular! I bet it wasn't as cold in your studio as it was in that park. Such good memories for me. Love this painting!

Kevin Jackson said...

A truly wonderful painting Karin. I love it!

Judy P. said...

Love the painting; could you show your plein air painting of this woman? It would indeed be interesting to see your differences. Also which work did you like better?
Thanks!