Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Thing of Beauty

Okay ..... before I sign off one more time .... I was cleaning up my studio this afternoon and stepped outside and saw this fabulous Red-Tailed Hawk perched on my lilac tree. What a thing of beauty.

And since my studio was straightened up, I'd show you all where I work and paint all day. The bed in the far right is for my dog, of course.

Something you might enjoy - I'm running a year-end challenge on my Different Strokes From Different Folks blog - 180 artists from all over the world have swapped portraits, each unknown to the other. They're not all in yet, but I have a couple of YouTube videos of the first that have come in. Click here for Part 1 and click here for Part 2 - and don't forget to turn up the volume.

Happy Holidays to All


Avocaken said...

The hawk in a lilac tree is a double Christmas present! We have a family of Red Tail Hawks living in the woods behind our house but we rarely get a good look at them. And our lilac gave up the ghost last winter - too much ice. I'm envious on both counts.

Carpeted studio? My my my! :-) My dogs are tough - they have to sleep on the (uncarpeted) floor!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
(Thank you, Karin for all that you do.)
Ken B.

Gwen Bell said...

How cool is THAT? Great shot!

Autumn Leaves said...

What an awesome studio, Karin. Love those windows (my favorite part of any home). My husband and I notice all of the hawks that are in our area as well. They are stunning birds, aren't they?

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I wish you a Marry Christmas and a wonderful new year.

LeAnn Whitacre said...

Incredible photo of the hawk! (next challenge, perhaps?) And thanks for the glimpse of your studio. Very nice.

Maria Kovalenko Leysens said...

Just a year end note to say thanks for sharing, thanks for all you do... you have inspired so many to pick up a paint brush...
Merry, Merry to you and yours.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Karin,
Wow, that photo of the Hawk in the tree is fantastic.
That would make a great painting!
Nice open studio you have.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

James Parker said...

Aha, Karin...I was thinking I was the only artist with a doggy bed in the studio. Really enjoyed DSFDF this year...and this year end challenge. I gave ya "a big sweetie" review on my blog. :-) The photo of the red-tail hawk is marvelous...as a wildlife painter, I'm reaching for my brushes now. I'm still looking for some more wildlife in DSFDF...my "Alabama Cow" is getting lonesome. Happy Holidays!!!

Making A Mark said...

Happy Holidays Karin

See your work in Making A Mark Awards 2009: Nominations for the best picture (portrait/figures)

Karin Jurick said...

So cool! Thank you Katherine!

Anonymous said...

Seasons greetings

David Lobenberg said...

Feliz Navidad from David in sunny Calif. Love your TV with the rabbit ears!

Tres Denizac said...

WOW!..... BRAVO everyone!
Karin, I haven't participated in a "challenge" for quite awhile... and this is one I regret not doing.
Every single one is magnificent!

I love how so much personality shows through the art, when just going by a photo. Though, maybe everyone is really getting to know each other through this blog, and each is portraying what they know of the other....I recognized many of you, and I wish you all a rewardingly,fun creative year to follow!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

What a fabulous closeup of the hawk. Sweet studio, too.
You are one of the best painters anywhere.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Great photo. Don't let the hawk see those little dogs in the painting below.

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Thank you for he wonderful slide show of portraits. I chickened out, but maybe next year I will be brave a participate.

Cassie said...

I love viewing photos of where people live/work/spend their time. I find them so interesting. Glad you posted this photo so everyone can see what kind of atmosphere you create your work in.Cool studio, looks comfy. My tiny cold shed is basically my place for working..luckily theres a black and white tv to keep me company.lol

Dean Grey said...

A thing of beauty indeed!

Lucky you, Karin!