Saturday, March 7, 2009

"Penny For Your Thoughts"

9 x 12"
oil on masonite

When the National Portrait Gallery reopened, after seven years of renovation, I was thrilled to return. Truth is, I usually bypassed the presidential portraits for more contemporary work - but the new home made me take notice for the first time in years. When browsing the portraits, you will see art history married to political history - John Kennedy painted by Leroy Neiman, Nixon painted by Norman Rockwell, George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart - and Abraham Lincoln painted by George Healy - an iconic portrait included in my new painting 'Penny For Your Thoughts', now on exhibit at the Morris & Whiteside Galleries.

Please click here for a larger view.


Leslie Saeta said...

I am so in awe of your talent and painting theme that you have so clearly established as "yours". Everytime I see one of these paintings I want to run out and visit a gallery or museum! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karin,

It's amazing how posture can transmit thought. Looking at this painting you immediately wonder what the fellow in the nice blue shirt and casual slacks was thinking. Was it political? Was he wondering what Lincoln was thinking?

Another great painting.

Take care,


James Parker said...

Karin, you should rename your blog "A Masterpiece Today".

Amy Stewart said...

Wow, that is really powerful. I love it.

Brenda Boylan said...

Your titles are so fitting and clever! Every time I stop by to peek at what you are working on, I always leave with a smile!

Sr do Vale said...

Um homem real observa a pintura.
Não há realidade.
Exite uma pintura.