Monday, January 15, 2018

"Sargentology" Show





For those who want to get a peek at my paintings for the upcoming show Sargentology, please click here.  On my page, you can click on each image for a larger view and purchase/contact information.
You can also go on Robert Lange Studio's page and mouse over the images for prices.

As soon as I finish my summaries, I'll post each painting to give you a little background on the featured work by the great artist John Singer Sargent.  Keep in mind, I'm still working on new pieces and any finished painting can be purchased before the show opens on March 2nd at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston SC.



Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!



Thank you for visiting my blog and keeping up
with my paintings.

Wishing all a very happy, healthy, creative and sweet new year.  ~ Karin J




Friday, December 29, 2017

"Red Alert"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


I took a break from painting larger pieces and loosened up with this flirty moment - a woman seemingly being eyed by the Portrait of a Member of the Haarlem Civic Guard by Frans Hals.

Frans Hals (the Elder) was a Dutch Golden Age painter during the time of Rembrandt, a portrait artist much like his contemporaries.  I found it amusing that Hals insisted he stay in Haarlem and his clients needed to come to him to sit for a portrait, and it apparently worked for years because he did achieve success until he went out of style.  He was also an art restorer, dealer and art tax expert for the city.  Turned out the city and creditors sued him numerous times for debt and seized several pieces of furniture and paintings to settle. Left destitute, he was afforded a city pension but left nothing of note for his family when he died.

His portraits are hung in museums around the world.  There is a Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, Amsterdam, Antwerp, the Louvre in Paris, the Frick and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to name a few.

The Portrait of a Member of the Haarlem Civic Guard hangs in the National Gallery of Art DC.


Sunday, December 24, 2017

'And to All a Good Night'

"And to All a Good Night"
by Norman Rockwell


Mentioned today in Charley Parker's artblog Lines & Colors.

~  Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas holiday.



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Calendars



SOLD OUT





Sunday, December 10, 2017

"Woman To Woman"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


A woman viewing My Daughter by Frank W. Benson in the National Gallery of Art in DC.


I just wanted to add I'm working on paintings for a solo show held in early March - so if you don't see more frequent posts and smaller studies on auction, that's why.  Don't give up on me. - Karin J


Monday, December 4, 2017

The Swamp

I'm making progress.

Just to catch you up....















Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"Cake Walk"

12 x 12"
oil on panel


This new painting, for obvious reasons, was a great pleasure to paint. 

From the National Gallery of Art in DC, a woman smitten with Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud.

Please click here for a larger view and purchase/contact information.


Friday, November 24, 2017

"Swept Away"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


Like many a Rembrandt painting,  A Girl With a Broom, painted in 1651, is one of the most-copied or faked paintings of all times.  In fact, the fakes have been produced since the mid-1700's.  Numerous people through the years have claimed they have the original, but alas, the original hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours


Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.




Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Doggy"

 

 9 x 12"
oil on panel
sold


I just completed another painting for the group exhibit
titled Cats vs. Dogs 




This exhibit is currently being held at The Vendue in Charleston SC.  A portion of all sales from the exhibit will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society and The Vendue will match the donation dollar for dollar.

My new painting Doggy features a little boy pointing out a dog hanging in the National Gallery of Art DC.  To the left is A King Charles Spaniel, to the right Tama, the Japanese Dog, both by Edouard Manet.

Please click here for a larger view.

To view all the artworks in the show, click here.

Special thanks to Lauren B. for the original photo.





Thursday, November 9, 2017

"Morning Joe"

9 x 12"
oil on panel


Fresh off the easel, a woman viewing, and seemingly longing for her younger days and a cup of joe, Richard Diebenkorn's Coffee in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

My mom was a painter.  She favored artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and especially Diebenkorn - she had dozens of his paintings' images pinned on the wall as her inspiration.  She leaned more towards Diebenkorn's figurative works that commonly blended with abstraction.  That was my mom's signature style with still lifes and figurative paintings.  

Me, I love everything Diebenkorn painted.  His early Abstract Expressionism works, his figurative pieces done in the mid-50's and his return to Abstraction in the mid-60's with works such as his Ocean Park series. Most of all, it's color that draws me to Diebenkorn, no matter the style.

Please click here for a larger view and purchase/contact information.



Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Purple is the New Black"

8 x 10"
oil on panel
sold


The new painting was to be included in the Shain Gallery's  Small Works Show coming up, but it sold on the day it arrived.  Yay.  

A woman viewing Henri Matisse's Daisies in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Please click here for a larger view.


Monday, October 30, 2017

"200 Faces, No. 157 & 158"

 4 x 4"
oil on panel


 4 x 4"
oil on panel
 
 
New additions to my ongoing series BUST-ED.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

"200 Faces, No. 156"

4 x 4"
oil on panel


The newest addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"An Assumption"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


This new painting will be my Christmas card this year.  

Featured is the Assumption of the Virgin with Saints Julian and Minias by the artist, Andrea del Castagno, painted in 1449.  The Rector of a church in Florence commissioned the painting for an altarpiece - a church that dated back to the 11th century.  In 1888, the church was demolished during the Reconstruction of Florence and the altarpiece was purchased by the Staatliche Museum in Berlin, where visitors can view this remarkable work of art.

The original photograph is by Stefan Draschan, who kindly gave me permission to use it as a reference.




Sunday, October 22, 2017

"200 Faces, No. 155"

4 x 4"
oil on panel


A new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.

Asked why I'm painting these final 50 - it is practice, wishful thinking and very cathartic.

I've got a plan for these final 50, so for now, they will not go on auction.



Saturday, October 21, 2017

"Daisy"


My friends' beloved Daisy.  RIP.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

"200 Faces, No. 154"

4 x 4"
oil on panel


A new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"200 Faces, No. 153"

4 x 4"
oil on panel


A new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.


Monday, October 16, 2017

"Top Dog"

9 x 12"
oil on panel
sold


This Thursday evening is the opening for the exhibit
titled Cats vs. Dogs 




This exhibit will be held at The Vendue in Charleston SC.  Thirty artists from around the world have each created one piece that identifies the artist as either a 'cat person' or a 'dog person'.  The Vendue calls it a tongue-in-cheek competition to finally determine the better species.  It's the dog.  Of course it's the dog.

A portion of all sales from the exhibit will be donated to the Charleston Animal Society and The Vendue will match the donation dollar for dollar.

My contribution to the exhibit is Top Dog - featuring a portrait of Ludovico Madruzzo by the artist Giovanni Battista Moroni, admired by a man of cloth in the Art Institute of Chicago.  Madruzzo was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal during the 1500's, the portrait includes his loyal hunting dog by his side, a symbol of privilege.  

Please click here for a larger view of my painting Top Dog.

To view all the artworks in the show, click here.





Sunday, October 15, 2017

"200 Faces, No. 152"

4 x 4"
oil on panel


A new addition to my ongoing series  BUST-ED.  A preemptive mugshot of sorts.  The final 50 will be the individuals that are damaging our republic.  I'm simply venting thru my paintbrush.




Saturday, October 14, 2017

"200 Faces, No. 151

4 x 4"
oil on panel
sold


I'm inspired to finish up my ongoing series BUST-ED with this new addition. 



Saturday, October 7, 2017

"Heaven"

8 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


It's not just that the artist, Wayne Thiebaud, paints cakes, pies, cupcakes, ice cream cones and a variety of splendid desserts - he brushes on paint as if he were applying icing.  He swirls.  He wiggles.  And damn if every stroke and every touch of color, often unexpected color, is perfection. The last time I was at the National Gallery of Art in DC, I stood just as close as this woman and thought this is heaven.  

To mention, this is another small study for a larger painting.  And I really can't wait to start.




Monday, September 25, 2017

"Dignity"

6 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


Believe it or not, I'm planning out a solo show taking place next March and this is one of the studies of one that I will do larger.  The artworks that will be featured are 'extra-large' - examples are (this) Barack Obama 'Hope' by Shepard Fairey, Guernica by Picasso, etc.

Shepard Fairey's large, mixed-media portrait is based on Fairey's Barack Obama 'Hope' poster, which came to represent Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.  Fairey created the large portrait after Obama won the election and the Smithsonian Institution acquired it for its National Portrait Gallery.