Thursday, November 17, 2011

"A Lull"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

There was a lull. I got back to painting and found the mess around me unsettling. So I did a long-overdue cleanup of my studio which lead to a long-overdue cleanup of my distribution center (formally my dining room) which lead to pulling out my winter clothes and cleaning them. Back to work.

This new painting is part of my ongoing series ATL to NYC & Back - a couple of waiters during a lull, spotted in Little Italy.



11 comments:

Linda Nickles said...

The contrast of lights and darks is so striking in this painting. I like the simple composition, and I love the yellow -- it glows!

Maria Bennett Hock said...

Fabulous Karin! I really like the casual relaxed nature of the piece. Still smiling remembering the great workshop at Hilton Head!

Shirley Fachilla said...

Your palette is beautiful and the composition wonderful.

Linda Popple said...

As always, the gestures are perfect! The yellows, especially in the table cloths are so sunny and bright. I like the shadows on the white shirts, too.

Haven't come down from the workshop yet. What was it you put in those M&Ms? :-D

Littles said...

Your painting is so realistic. i love your choice of colors.

Its a great painting.

Regula Scheifele said...

I was wondering whether you'd gotten on a plane and spent a few days in Italy - 'Little Italy' explains the italian feeling in this painting. Definitely glowing!

Susan Roux said...

I just want to come sit down and have a glass of wine. Want to join me? Lovely colors in this. It's so inviting.

Giselle McMenamin said...

Great slice of life karin!

Kathy Cousart said...

Fabulous painting and this is why you are king:) I love to pick a favorite moment in a painting and this has three! Besides the overall yummy colors and light and shadow- these stand out... The guy in back has a wonderful shadow on the wall behind him-love it= gives such depth. Front guy has gorgeous light on his shirt that is so well done. Best...His shoe arched up with shadow below-OMG good:)

adebanji said...

Just something spectacular about this piece! Love the composition, interaction of colours and the flowing strokes-always and ever a fan!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love this. Yummy colors and love how the one yellow umbrella is balanced by the lavender one.