Thursday, October 31, 2013

"200 Faces, No. 127"

6 x 6"
oil on panel

I've been away from the paints long enough to miss them.  I took some time off to travel to the coast, deliver three new paintings to the Morris & Whiteside Gallery, take some photos on the beach, play with Zac & Joey and carve 5, yes 5, Jack O'Lanterns.  Actually Brett carved 4 large ones and I carved a small one.  

At the beach, I met up with two artists who previously took my workshop - always fun being with artists.  One thing very unusual happened on the beach one of those days, I saw a man walking his dog and I recognized him as someone I had painted before.  That never happens.  I spoke to him briefly and told him he and his two dogs are immortalized in a painting and gave him the webpage.  I can't believe I had the guts to tell him.  


When I got back to Atlanta, I went to the art supply store to stock up on paint and found these new colors by Gamblin - if you're interested, read my latest post on Karin Jurick Paints.

It's good to be back to work.

The painting on the top of this post is a new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED, is a bit different than my previous portraits in that I offset the woman down in the left corner - totally inspired by watching Boardwalk Empire a couple of weeks ago.  I get a lot of ideas on color combinations and formats from television.  Boardwalk Empire is particularly stunning, visually.   I painted this woman on a raspberry-red ground, you can see the color peek through in several places which I love.

~ Happy Halloweeeeeeen


Kenzie said...

Beautiful! Glad you're back :)

Cathy Engberg said...

I think she is beautiful! So much character!
"Mentor" is one my favorites of yours. I'm sure he was pleased when he saw it.
Welcome back!