Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Mr. Cool"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

As I walked around the Upper East Side, looking for lunch, I spotted this gentleman outside, waiting for the bustle to begin. This painting will be included in my ongoing series ATL to NYC & Back



13 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

He IS cool Karin. Love all the red you left around the canvas.

Rick Reinert said...

nice work Karin.

martinealison said...

Une très belle composition... j'aime son atmosphère...
gros bisous

Kathy Cousart said...

Forget Mr. Cool- not my type:)- I am Loving the second focal point- Mr. Kick "S" Chef in the background! He is way fabulous!! Amazing how he keeps you right there in the painting!! Magic once again! How do you know or think of things like that? Instinct?

Regula Scheifele said...

Hmm... dangerous painting: you caught Mr Cool - cover name John Smith - in action. He's a top notch FIB special agent in middle of a black ops surveillance mission. Keeping in contact with the higher-ups through his wrist-watch microphone....
Cool painting indeed!

Linda Nickles said...

I LOVE "Mr. Cool" -- Love how you rendered the white shirt against the white tablecloth! I especially like what is going on in the background, and the beautiful glow you've created. I see this as the beginning of your chef series, Karin!

Linda Hugues said...

Love the composition; the vertical drape behind him and the line of glasses that lead you off to the right. Is this painted with a red ground instead of your usual black?

Karin Jurick said...

I did paint it on a bright red ground. It's not easy, but cool things happen. I like to keep some slivers of the red showing through.

Marian Fortunati said...

Karin.. I always enjoy your work!!

tracywall said...

You're right; very cool indeed. Love the repetition of form w/ his head and the glasses.

Chris Rusnak said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful!

Kind regards,
Chris

SamArtDog said...

Yes, your paintings are remarkable. And cool. But what I love are all the magic moments that you see. Painting is all about the seeing.

alfiodor said...

Beautiful! Your paintings remind me of those of Edward Hopper, and this in particular.
Saluti dall'Italia.