Wednesday, September 12, 2007


8 x 10"

oil on masonite


I overheard this woman asking a guard to direct her and her husband to the American Art galleries in the museum, so I offered to lead the way. They were a really sweet couple - from Harrisburg, I think. I caught a glimpse of them in front of Grant Wood's "American Gothic", standing still and reserved, while listening to their headphones - and it just seemed so right.

Please click here for a larger view.


Dean H. said...

Hi Karin. Loved your work since I 'found' it a few years back.It has a quality that really appeals to me. Dare I say it? A Norman Rockwell feel. As if the subjects and the paintings are interacting with each other. A lot of artsies put down N. R...but I don't. Please take it as the compliment which it was intended be.
Best wishes, Dean

Edward B. Gordon said...

what a wonderful story to a wonderful painting Karin !

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Hi Karin, I have been enjoying your beautiful art since I discovered your blog a few months ago. Your work is beautiful, very fluid with wonderful patterns of light.
Your blog is SO consistent, no matter what kind of day I'm having, I can always go to your blog and see a new painting. (Well, almost every day.) You are amazing, you are an inspiration, such motivation to paint and paint and paint. I'm getting better at painting on a consistent basis, but you are my model.
thank you!

Anonymous said...

You have such a talent for finding the perfect people to fit the paintings that interest you and then putting them to canvas so we can see them through your eyes. Well done as always.

Anonymous said...

I think your work is fabulous. Do you work from photographs? How do you take them without getting kicked out of museums. Do you let people know they have been photographed? Or are you sketching? Very intriguing.

Making A Mark said...

That's magical Karin - you should do it again and larger.