Sunday, May 13, 2012

"Ole Miss"

6 x 6"
oil on masonite
sold

On our recent cross-country road trip, between Brett and myself, we took about 5,400 photographs - so there's a lot to browse through and pick the winners for future paintings.  The best way is to start at the beginning and taking it slow, and I may as well start now on a new series of small works/studies to help me get a grasp on the enormous amount of images.

Starting with Mississippi - when we first pulled out our cameras and began shooting.  Truthfully, our first day of travel included western Georgia and northwest Alabama, but we were more concerned with getting to our first night's stay around Memphis - this is from the area of Horn Lake, Mississippi, a few miles south.  



10 comments:

Maria Hock said...

love seeing the country this way!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I discovered the art of photography while on a long road trip when travelling between San Diego and Albuquerque. Helps is somebody else is doing the driving! ;)

You also sound as if you take as many photos as I do!
What camera are you using now? We were both using the same one a while back

Lisa Daria said...

I am curious to know a little more about your photo reference process. Out of 5400 photos roughly, how many of those do you think you'll be painting from?

Karin Jurick said...

For the above question, I'd guess 30% maybe...

Denise Rose said...

Cool! You were in my "neck of the woods" since I am in the Memphis area. Looking forward to seeing more of your paintings from your trip!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the warm colors in this piece. Nothing better than having tons of photos to be excited about painting. Have fun!

Theresa Grillo Laird said...

The small format is a great way to try out he photos!

Cristall Harper said...

Oh that is home. I don't know how you got the humidity in the air, but that is just right. I can hear the cicadas!! I love this one.

Daniel Ashbeck said...

Karin-
Your work is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing your paintings in my email. This one just doesn't work for me. The sky area seems too big, and the whole composition is thrown off. Can you explain why you did it this way?

Karin Jurick said...

What can I say other than decisions are made with intuition.