Friday, February 25, 2011

"Big Sister"

12 x 9"
oil on masonite
sold


A new piece....... visitors in the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC - viewing Nicholas de Largillierre's portrait of 'Elizabeth Throckmorton, Canoness of the Order of the Dames Augustines Anglaises'. Quite the title. The referenced photograph was taken by Dennis Roth, who has several books for sale on Blurb - thank you Dennis.

Speaking on books, my good friend, Neil Hollingsworth has created a beautiful book of his own work - I can't wait to get a copy for myself. Well done Neil.

Please click here for a larger view.



10 comments:

Cynthia k. Agathocleous said...

Amazing, Karin! You are a modern master, imho!

Erika Lee Sears said...

Gorgeous! I love how the the older gentleman is leaning in

Matthew said...

This is a great subject to paint. Paintings of people looking at paintings. Love it!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I love this piece. What an amazing piece of art.

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful work Karen.. good to see you back doing the gallery paintings:)

Sam said...

Oh, yes! This one is funny ! It makes my day !

galvinator said...

beautiful piece!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Yes, the way he's leaning in brings us right in.
The colors are terrific.

Shirley Fachilla said...

Your painting of the painting is especially gorgeous this time from her beautiful face to the elaborate frame.

Connie Nobbe said...

I like how the lady observer's hair echos the gown of the nun. They almost merge together. Fun painting!