Monday, March 2, 2015

5 x 5"
oil on panel


To catch up - my show's reception, this past Friday night at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, was great.  A good crowd, I met people who have followed my blog for years and many new admirers.  And I sold three.  Yay.  If you want to look over the paintings in the grouping, please click here.  Thanks to all who took the time to come by.  

I also was invited, as a guest artist, in a group show with a gallery I greatly admire, that takes place in June.  They gave the artists three words as the theme, which I've been pondering all weekend.  Oh the possibilities....

Getting back to warming up today, a new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

"The Violin Lesson"

8 x 10"
oil on panel


My small solo show opens tonight with a reception at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery here in Atlanta - titled Museum Hours.  This painting is one of twelve in the grouping - from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, a close gathering in front of 'The Old Violin' by William Michael Harnett with 'Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth' by Martin Johnson Heade.

Please join me tonight if you're able, I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A good chance to buy one of my paintings at a great price is coming up this Saturday the 28th, at the Morris & Whiteside Auction's Fine Art Collection.   The event is taking place in The Red Piano Gallery, in Hilton Head, starting at 2 pm and for those who are interested in participating, but can't be there, you have several options for bidding, which I'll explain below.

Here are my three paintings included in the auction.


12 x 8"
Lot #52



 10 x 10"
Lot #69



9 x 12"
Lot #70 
 
 
Live internet bidding is available thru Invaluable.
 
If you prefer to place an absentee bid, please click here.
 
You can also arrange an absentee bid with Ben Whiteside by calling the gallery at (843) 842-4433.
 
Thank you for participating ~  Karin J



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Center of Attention"

10 x 10"
oil on panel


Included in my upcoming show Museum Hours - a man studying, front and center, a masterpiece by Edwin Austin Abbey titled 'King Lear: Cordelia's Farewell'.  From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

"Speechless"

8 x 12"
oil on panel


Included in my upcoming show Museum Hours - from the Art Institute of Chicago, a man stands beneath the enormous painting by Francisco de Zurbararan of 'Saint Romanus of Antioch and Saint Barulas'. 

To make a long story short, Saint Romanus was a Syrian Martyr, arrested for his denouncing of idol-worshipping and called on to follow Christ. The governor of Antioch, after arresting and torturing the Saint and attempting to kill him by a public burning (a sudden gust of rain extinguished the fire), he then gave orders to cut out his tongue.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

"Under One's Hat"

8 x 10"
oil on panel


You may remember a small study I painted of this young woman.  As a larger piece, I zoomed in on the fabulous 'Portrait of a Lady' by Frans Pourbus the Younger because I l-u-r-v-e this painting and I preferred the woman's back side that shows more of her feminine sweater and skirt - a contrast to the sternly dressed woman in the painting she's viewing.

This painting is included in my upcoming show Museum Hours - this from the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Making Waves"

8 x 10"
oil on panel


Included in my upcoming show Museum Hours - a gentleman viewing Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Petunias' with Arthur Dove's 'Sea Gull Motive' to his right.  From the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"An Artist on the Side"

10 x 10"
oil on panel
sold


Included in the small grouping for my upcoming show Museum Hours - a young woman sketching on a bench with Cezanne's 'The Plate of Apples' and 'The Bay of Marseilles, Seen From L'Estaque' behind her.  From the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

"Color Guard"

5 x 12"
oil on panel
sold 

This new painting is included in my upcoming show Museum Hours - a security guard studying Asher Durand's landscape 'Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York' in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.  I always mention this, if you're touring Washington, DC, you must go a few blocks away from the 'Mall' area (National Gallery of Art, Space Museum, etc.) and browse this fabulous museum as well as the National Portrait Museum.  

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And for a suggestion of GoodTV - stream in the Australian (original version) of The Slap.  It's grittier and more interesting than the American version running on NBC.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

"Bench Test"

5 x 7"
oil on panel
sold


In the Art Institute of Chicago, in the New Modern Wing, visitors sit on long benches against a white wall.  I've said this before, it's one of my favorite spots to people watch.  Figures become forms against the stark background - I just love that.

From the Art Institute, a gentleman rests on the bench in the lobby of the New Modern Wing.


Friday, February 13, 2015

"Piracy"

9 x 12"
oil on panel


A new painting, done from a visit to the Delaware Art Museum several years ago.  I was in the area to explore Chadd's Ford, the Wyeth's hometown and a place that my mom favored for inspiration when we lived in Bucks County years ago.  

Seeing N.C. Wyeth's and Howard Pyle's paintings as a young girl was the beginning of my desire to be an illustrator when I grew up.  And there they were, in the Delaware Art Museum, ready to inspire me again next to a woman, with her commanding figure, enjoying Howard Pyle's 'The Flying Dutchman' on the left and 'The Buccaneer Was a Picturesque Fellow' to her right.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

"Form and Function"

10 x 10"
oil on panel


A new painting included in the grouping Museum Hours - one of my personal favorites - a woman standing before Robert Motherwell's 'Elegy to the Spanish Republic, 54", in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

I admit, I sway more towards representational art but any time I approach an abstract painting by Motherwell, Franz Kline, Robert Diebenkorn or Mark Rothko, to name a few - I stop and stare for a good while.  With Motherwell and Kline, it's the largeness, the stark forms of black and white maybe that grabs my attention.  I don't strive to 'understand' it, I just enjoy it.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"Bored Certified"

8 x 10"
oil on panel
sold


As you may know, I will have a small solo show titled 'Museum Hours', opening February 28th at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery here in Atlanta.  I got the okay to begin revealing the paintings, starting with this new piece, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City - a mother viewing Pablo Picasso's 'Girl Before a Mirror' while her seemingly bored daughter sits beside her.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

"Surrender"

12 x 6"
oil on panel


I'll admit I've been in shorts and a T-shirt today, but there are those of you who would appreciate this new painting while you finish shoveling snow.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

"Maxy"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


And now for something completely different - my good friends, Karen and Neil Hollingsworth's beloved cat, Maxy.  

And for some GoodTV ...  for those stuck inside with nothing to watch, stream in these two movies this weekend - Chef and Bernie.   I promise, you'll love these movies.


Friday, January 30, 2015

"Back Support"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


I'm on my 10th painting for a grouping in a small solo show opening at the end of February - with the same young woman and the same Flemish painting you see on the post below.  The last piece I finished took d-a-y-s.  It includes one of the most fabulous paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but it was a doozie.  

I took a break today and loosened up with a new study of this young man resting his back next to a Monet in the French Impressionism gallery in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"White Collar"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


I want to paint a larger, more-realized version of this young woman 1) because the painting behind her is one of my very favorites in the Legion of Honor Museum 2) I love her floppy hat and 3) I love the combination of browns and blacks and creams with that touch of olive.  What I wasn't sure of was how the coffee colored wall would do with the skin tones and I wasn't sure I could pull off that cool shirt and whether or not to make it more solid.  So I did this study today.

From the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, a young woman stands in front of the Flemish painting by Frans Pourbus the Younger 'Portrait of a Lady'.




Saturday, January 17, 2015

"200 Faces, No. 146"

4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


I took a break today from the February show paintings - making great progress.  Largely in part to binge-watching Breaking Bad while painting, which kept me seated all day long.  Great ending by the way.  

This new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED shows one of my visual obsessions - a face emerging from the dark.






Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"First Class Male"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


First, I am hard at work with the paints.  Binge-painting while binge-watching Breaking Bad.  I know I'm late to the party but the show finally clicked with me.   It's most excellent.

I'm working on a grouping of 10, for a small solo show opening late February.  You'll see the paintings sometime close to the opening, which drives me nuts, but that's the deal.

Meanwhile, this new piece features one of my personal favorite paintings by Matisse, the 'Male Nude', which hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.




Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year to You

I like this quote.

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."  ~ Bill Vaughan





If that doesn't inspire, there are the wise words from Bob Marley...

"Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be all right."


I wish you a very happy, healthy and creative 2015 and thank you for your support and friendship.

Cheers  ~  Karin J

Sunday, December 28, 2014

"Summer Camp"

13 x 6"
oil on panel


A nice reminder of those warm, summer days.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

"Greener Pastures"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


Back to work.  I had a wonderful Christmas, hope you did too.

Homemade beef stew and biscuits, double-chocolate brownies for dessert.  

From the Art Institute of Chicago, women studying John La Farge's 'Paradise Valley' in the American Art Gallery.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Calendars

Just a reminder - I have a few calendars left...



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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Goodness"

5 x 5"
oil on panel
sold


I needed a sweet, positive image to paint today and this darling woman just embodies goodness.

From Atlanta, Georgia.