Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Morning Zen"

8 x 10"
oil on masonite

Painting a Buddha and hydrangeas is a pretty nice way to spend an afternoon. This grouping happens to be what I see when I wake up every morning - which is also a pretty nice way to start a day. I took a lackluster photograph of the Buddha and flowers, painted roughly 50% from the reference, then put it away and let intuition take care of the rest.

Also the current challenge on my Different Strokes From Different Folks blog - please enjoy many different versions of the same little arrangement.

Have a wonderful, peaceful Thanksgiving holiday.


dacoop said...

I get the feeling of calm that you must sense when you see it every morning. I love your painting!
Dana Cooper

Art By Erika said...

Karin thanks for the company, I guess we were painting at the same time :) Ohhh love how you added the blue on the foreground! Lovely as usual! I enjoyed my afternoon.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tom Pohlman said...

Karin- You are one of my "favorite" blogger artists, not only because of your talent and work ethic- but also for being engaging. Thanks-for-Giving so much of your time! Have a wonderful holiday! -Tom

Karin Jurick said...

That's one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. :) Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You've done a great job here Karin. Beautiful contrast and vibrancy.i'd keep it too if i were you.

Mary spires said...

Hi Karin, I agree with Tom! Thanks for taking the time to share your gift with've been an inspiration to all of us! Hope you have a wonderful "Turkey Day"
PS Miss seeing some of those wonderful dessert paintings...hope you have a couple of them today!

Linda Warner Constantino said...

I believe you nailed this one, as they say.
It lept off the screen as I opened the email.
I totally get not wanting to sell it.
Great job!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Buddha-ful ;)

Carolyn Finnell said...

I think it's the backlight that makes this so interesting.

Steven S. Walker said...

Hi there Karin, First of all I'd like to say that I love your paintings. I'm writing today to say, "Tag, You're It!" You don't have to participate but it can be fun.

As it was put to me, "Don’t know who started this tag game but here goes. This is a good thing. It helps spread the word about your blog, and you get some pretty entertaining information about other artists.
So here are the rules:

1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know.

Have a great painting day,

Marilyn M. King said...

I'm with everyone else in thanking you for the "Different Strokes" site!
Your time is most generous.

I've made it a personal rule to not look at your painting until AFTER I paint mine or I will be influenced too much by your beautiful work. LOL You always nail it! The color choices in this piece of yours is brilliant.

Marilyn Farrell Webberley said...


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