Saturday, February 17, 2007

"Taking Leave"

8 x 10"

oil on masonite


It's been a cloudy, cool and mellow day out here in my studio and I painted this new piece, which I really like. These young, asian women are viewing Barent Fabritius's painting "Hagar & Ishmael Taking Leave of Abraham" - which hangs in the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. I was so struck by the womens' long coats, especially the colors - one being a warm gray, the other a wine. I do not know what particular religion or nationality their attire is connected to - perhaps someone would let me know.

1 comment:

Cooper Dragonette said...

Great one Karin. I really like the big swatches of warm and cool colors in here. Your paintings always achieve a real "weight" to them in your color choices and compositions.