Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Cloud Gate"

11 x 6"
oil on masonite

I've painted Cloud Gate several times in different perspectives - it's a subject that is somewhat daunting to paint or draw but I've learned to tackle it in steps. I don't always approach a painting that way - in this case you almost have to. Your head is spinning at first, too many things to render and on top of that, shapes are warped, which goes against the logic. That's why I chose this as my weekly challenge on my Different Strokes From Different Folks Blog. If you're game, I urge you to take your time - but persevere (by definition - to persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement). You'll be surprised at what you can do.

Cloud Gate, also known as 'The Bean', resides in Millennium Park in Chicago.

Speaking of challenges, last week's miniature white pumpkins reaped 93 different versions. I am really proud of all the participants - please visit the blog to see all the wonderful works of art.


Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Wow - that's a lot of pumpkins! And a lot of work for you, Karin. Thanks for doing this, the Different Strokes. It's fun to see everyone's efforts. Now back to the Bean.....

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I have never seen such an amazing painting.That bean is incredible too!

The DSFDF blog is great.

Alice Thompson said...

Karin, I do love this painting!