Friday, January 4, 2013

Q & A Weekends are Back

I'm a fan of Ida Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa and Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman.  What I especially love about their cooking shows is Ida has a Q&A Friday, answering viewers questions - Ree demonstrates and photographs steps as she cooks.  I learn so much from both.

So..... in the new year, I'm bringing back my Q & A Weekends - please just ask your questions by leaving a comment and I'll answer during the weekend by leaving a comment to respond.  And take note, when you leave your comment or question, I moderate them before they're published so don't think your computer isn't working.  I do have a FAQ page on my website, if you're inclined to check in before you start typing. 

I also plan to do more 'paintings in progress' this year, either youTube videos or on this blog.  I think it's helpful.  I learn from watching.

And another thing ....  I had the pleasure of being a part of the 16 Patton Gallery in Asheville since.... I think 2006.  The owner has been an absolute joy to work with and I've met some really great people thru the yearly shows - unfortunately the gallery has closed for good as of December 31st.  I picked up 18 paintings and I'm having a Studio Sale if you're interested.  I want new work out there and I'd like to give these paintings a home.  Each painting has a devoted page including an email link to inquire about the details so don't be shy, just ask if you're feeling it.

Thanks to all ~


Kathy Cousart said...

Great idea and lucky us to start the year with your Q & A. I also learn by watching...Look forward to reading!

Susan Williamson said...

I'm just starting out with blogging and a painting a day...just getting up the nerve to apply to Daily Painters. I love your work with all it's freshness and color harmony and can't wait to sit on the Q & A Weekends.

Sharon Rose Smith said...

Hello, Karin
I have really enjoyed your blog since the first time I spotted it on a Karin Juick Ebay listing.
If you were starting today, would you still go the Ebay route?
Thanks so much.

Karin Jurick said...

I would, and that's a good question. Years back, you could pay a premium to list on the front pages for the duration of your auction - they unfortunately got rid of that but it's still a great way to get work sold and capture attention. And I learn from responses to paintings, which often surprises me.

Cathy Engberg said...

Hi Karin, I really like to paint on gesso boards, and I think you do too. I have purchased a large piece in order to cut it to odd sizes that can't be ordered. Do you know how large I can cut a piece without worrying about warping? And if there is a good way to support the larger panel to keep it from warping?

Maybe this is one of the reasons you keep your paintings on the small side. What did you use when you did paint larger?

Thanks for sharing!

Maria Bennett Hock said...

I am really anxious to see your works in progress and your videos. What a treat...2013 is going to be a great year!!!

Karin Jurick said...

Hi Cathy - the warping possibility would depend on the thickness of the board. I have gone as large as 18 square with no problem w/the 3/16", larger pieces like 30 x 30", I adhered the board to a wood platform. Framing supports the painting of course, if it's large, braces can be put on the back if needed. I can't instruct how, I've never gone that route.
I paint small because I want to complete a painting in a day or two. Maybe some day with a larger studio I'll go big.

Cathy Engberg said...

thanks Karin!

Crystal Cook said...

Hi Karin, I know that the weekend is over, but I just saw this so thought I'd ask just in case. What advice would you give to someone (and by someone, ahem, I mean me) who wanted to loosen up their style a little. It's natural for me to paint fine details, but I'd love to have a more painterly, expressive approach.

Karin Jurick said...

The trick is forget what you're painting and see the areas of color as if it's an abstract. It's easier if you work from photos. I'd suggest you over-blur the image and start from there or turn the photo upside down. Paint what you see and not what you know, then closer to finishing, paint what you know. And use a larger brush than you normally would.

Crystal Cook said...

Thanks so much Karin, I will give that a try. :) Must go buy a big brush!