Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Walk Through"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite

I went away. Just for a couple of days, unplanned, but needed. I reached a point of (slight) burn out. My Jack has had good days and awful days and I felt overwhelmed, as we do when we take care of ailing loved ones. I needed a break - yet I anguished over leaving even just for an afternoon. But it gets to the point where you can't function and I don't have time for that.

So..... I took a nice, easy roadtrip to the South Carolina coast, enough time to visit the gallery I've got new paintings in, meet the nice people who take care of my work. I got a little time in on the beach, of course taking pictures of tons of people - then watched a nearly-full moon rise over the ocean. Pure bliss. Unplanned and just what I needed.

If you're saying to yourself another painting of Paris Street, Rainy Day, just know - I cannot get enough of this masterpiece. The couple up front, seemingly walking right through the frame onto the floor of the museum - it is the biggest draw in the Art Institute - capturing people's awe all day long.

Please click here for a larger view.


Jennifer Young said...

Beautiful work--your masterful work and the masterpiece within. I've been a longtime fan of both artits :-) My one visit(so far) to the Art Institute was the highlight of my trip to Chicago. I look forward to returning some day. Glad you got a small respite from your worries, and some time and space to feed your creative spirit.

Paint Squared said...

A lovely painting, as always, Karin. I so enjoy your work! And my heart goes out to you as you take care of your beloved Jack. I am a HUGE animal lover & just yesterday had to put one of our sweet kitties down after a short battle with heart failure. My heart is with you.
xox Elizabeth

Just Plain 'Jane' said...

This painting is absolutely wonderful. You could do a thousand different paintings on this same subject and I would say 'when is she going to do more?' Fantastic!

Unknown said...

Karin, I admire your work every time I look at your blog. This is one of my favorite Impressionist works, and I would never tire of seeing it in one of your paintings.

jilly ballantyne said...

You have enhanced the three dimensional depth in the original, by your art lovers in the foreground. Bravo to you to manage to be so successfully creative, despite such personal hardship. Bon Courage Karin, wishing you well. Jilly

MJ said...

Magnificent work!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Plain Jane and I seem to agree that you can't exhaust your audience when you are as brilliant a painter as you are. You have such a way with these scenes. I want to say 'signature' pieces. Wonderful!
Ho Hum? NOT!