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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

News a la Karin Jurick

Daily painter followers and collectors know about the work of Karin Jurick. She is such an interesting artist and has developed a great on-line and professional presence. My favorites are her paintings of people looking at paintings. Karin's blog is one of the most popular daily painter blogs among other artists and collectors. She recently started a new blog, Different Strokes from Different Folks, one painting by many artists. She posts the photos every Wednesday and artists have a week to paint and send their paintings to Karin. It is very interesting to see the many styles and media that are used on one photo. It started with her dog, then a beach scene, and this one that I have submitted an entry, News Photo.

This is the painting on my easel out on the carport beside the photo I was working from. What a great day for painting, nice and cool there. I worked on it for about two hours. The deadline was about 10 minutes from now, so I hope my painting arrived in Karin's mailbox in time to be posted.

News a la Karin Jurick
Pastel, 5 x 7 inches

The finished painting. I see many corrections now, but I did want to get it posted and it isn't too bad for a quick, freehand painting.


fishing guy said...

Jo: What a neat painting, I thought you did all your paintings freehand. Maybe I don't know the terminology.

Bag Blog said...

I like your man reading the paper - it does seem different from your other paintings - very nice. I will check out Karin's new blog.

Linda Blondheim said...

This looks great Jo. Have fun with this project. It looks like fun.

Rose Welty said...

I like it Jo. You are taking on the challenges and new subject matter aren't you?

Joanna said...

I like it!

Jo Castillo said...

fishing guy, I think what I meant was that I didn't really do any sketching or thinking about composition or placement on the canvas. I just started painting. You can see he is a little out of proportion like my pen and ink sketches. :)

Jo Castillo said...

bag blog, thanks. It is a little different. Interesting to try something new.

Linda, thanks. You are an inspiration to try new things.

Rose, thank you. You are really doing well in your new challenge of oil painting. You might try this, too.

Thank you, Joanna. :)

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I love your rendition Jo! What a neat idea. :)

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Your guy looks great, Jo. And your newspaper! One of these days, I'll try to put a person in a painting. In the meantime, I was talking about your "Junk Food" series today...

Jo Castillo said...

Kasie, yes that is a fun thing to do. I guess mine got there too late. I didn't send it until almost midnight and she had already posted the next one with the pumpkins/squash. I may try that, too.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Regina! That was a fun exercise. My guy has pretty long arms if he were to stand, look like a chimp. :) My junk food series never developed did it?? Ahhhh. One of these days.

Joan said...

Jo - Great job on this!!! I really enjoyed checking out the site and seeing all the different versions!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Joan, thank you. This is a great project and Karin is very generous with her time for setting it up and sharing her painting. Mine evidently arrived too late, we were peeling chile and I didn't get it posted. I did get it done, though and that is very important. :) Maybe next time.

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