Tuesday, April 24, 2007


6 x 6"

oil on masonite


I couldn't resist trying another of this subject. There's been some discussion on my blog about painting on a black background, and I think this piece shows how a little bit of black can be used within the edges. This is another little crowned artist drawing on the sidewalk at an arts festival.


Sarah Trefny said...

these little girls make a great series. very sweet!

studio lara said...

Ok, I think I understand why you paint on black, but why do you and others use masonite panels and where do you buy these? Thanks! Love this series of little artists! Too cool!~Lara

Todd Bonita said...

This is a great painting and this little figure has lots of character. You've really captured the child in this piece.

Jeff Mahorney said...

I dunno about Karin, but I use masonite because it's cheap. I buy a bunch of 6x6 from dickblick and it works out to like 34 cents each. Gesso one side and you're ready to go.

Karin Jurick said...

I like square formats so much more than 'standard sizes'. Compositions can be cropped in a more visually interesting way. As for masonite, I want to have a firm surface - simple as that.