Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Side Glances"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite

I tried something different - by painting on a bright red ground color. The trick is to take advantage of the undertone and allow it to come through in the edges and painted areas. It works particularly well with skin tones - I love the results.


Melissa Evangeline Keyes said...

Bright red? Pray tell, which red do you use that might be lean?

Karin Jurick said...

I used a latex red paint on top of the gessoed hardboard - the brightest I could find.

Jo Ann Elig said...

I love the red. It is so vibrant, makes the painting glow.

Melissa Evangeline Keyes said...

Latex. Hm, I know nothing about latex paints, guess I have something to learn!


Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Karin, the experimenting you're doing in your work with color and a looser style is really giving it oomph. This one is especially nice. I see you saying 'yes' to your special artist vision and not just reproducing the 'reality.' Love it!