Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Deep Subject"

8 x 10"
oil on masonite

Geezlois ...... it's been one of those weeks. Vet appointments for Petey have come down to a decision to proceed with chemo or take a wait-and-see approach if a new tumor develops. We opted for the latter after a positive check-up today - hoping he's got some good years ahead. Thanks to all for your kind emails - our pets are so dear to us and it's nice to hear from others.

I'm also heading out of town - partly for a big celebration of my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary - what a beautiful thing to be married and happy for so many many years. Hoping to take photos around Washington DC, in between the festivities.

I also spent an afternoon at a huge dog show - which means I'll be painting a new series like the "Dogs Rule" that I did last summer. Surely one of my favorite subjects to paint.

This new piece is a scene from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston - with the dramatic painting by John Singleton Copley titled 'Watson and the Shark' behind the group of girls who were all writing their paper on the same deep subject.

Please click here for a larger view.


Mark Bridges said...

That's a great painting. The shark looks like he'll get a bite of the girl also. Have fun on your outings and hope you dog feels better. He probably needs a bacon treat by now. :)

SharonWrightArtist said...

Just discovered your blog, your paintings are FABULOUS! Wish I had half your talent.

Making A Mark said...

I love the 'reflected' comp in this one - I kept expecting to see waves washing their ankles!

I know you're going to have a great time painting dogs and I look forward to seeing the paintings. What a pity dogs don't go to art galleries!!!

Keep drawing Petey too!

Cooper Dragonette said...

Fantastic Karin! This piece really seems to have captured a lot of depth. And the lighting as always is dynamic.
Don't forget to visit Union Station!

Nick Orban said...

Brilliant! Your work is very impressive especially your handling of the brush. Keep it up.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Warm wishes to your little dog. I hope he comes out okay.