Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thank you Karin Jurick!
I've been following Karin Jurick's now famous blog Different Strokes from Different Folks ever since the cow assignment in Week 8 . I felt like a kid with her nose pressed against the Toy Store window looking at the other kids play and have fun with the assignments she was giving. Like a "sign" she announced a year-end three week project and I knew this was the time to jump in with both feet and without a life jacket.
Being the professional artist she is I was amazed that she promptly replied to my email and let me know there were 130 applicants for this assignment. I saw how here participants went from a beginning group of 55, and bounced from 48 to 83 in the following months. I believe others were like me and decided it was now or never because this was such an intriguing project. I want to know who paints Karin!
As for my assignment, I was so lucky to have this handsome man as my subject. He is wearing a hat, has facial hair and is back lit by a beautiful scene of snow laden trees. He has tiny flakes of new snow on his shirt and hat. I took artistic liberty in making the snow more obvious on his hat and shoulders and omitted the trees in the background. I would like to read or hear his feedback on the painting and it is his if he wants it. It is oil on 12x12 Ampersand gessobord.