Friday, March 18, 2011

Between Rides

8x6 Oil on Canvas
Italy is such a beautiful country. I especially love Venice.

23 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Nice one, Karen....it reminds us that those in service to the public as their jobs are human and have lives too.

Kathy Cousart said...

Really like this one- the skin tones on the fellow on the left are especially wonderful! Love the feeling that we are being let in on a little private moment.

Pam Holnback said...

Love the strong colors!

Dana Cooper said...

I love it Karen, you really captured an expression in each of them.

Ann Rogers said...

I'm with you, my favorite country outside of the US. This figurative work is fantastic! If I remember correctly, you can't go wrong the the looks of the Venetian men!

Julie Hill said...

These gentlemen are so strongly stated. You really captured them wonderfully.

Linda Popple said...

Another fantastic painting, Karen! I really love your work.

LindaHunt said...

The contrast between figures is very effective. I like the brushwork and the vibrant color.

Barbara M. said...

I love the mood in this one. I haven't been to Venice, but would sure like to go.

XOBarbara

AutumnLeaves said...

It is very rare that I think I'd like to own a piece that portrays a face I don't know. This, however, is one of them. So beautifully done, Karen! I love the sense of timelessness.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Like the expressions of the men, the story behind this scene, and the composition and color are wonderful.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Well done. I like the space behind the head, with the hat and the dangling ribbons.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Such beautiful balance. Your brushwork always strikes me as so loose. but so thought out and deliberate.

C Reynolds said...

Again I am in awe of your use of color and brush strokes. Great figurative work, Karen!

Kelley Sanford said...

Great piece, Karen. Today I was with a group of friends that I traveled to Italy with ten years ago. Nice reminder.

J Joy Nocifora said...

You have captured such wonderful expressions in these figures! Love it!

Sandra Galda said...

beautiful--the stipes are gorgeous here!

Layne Cook said...

Really a strong painting. Relaxed, believable figures, strong composition and very painterly. One of your best!

Edward Burton said...

I agree! Beautiful job, Karen.

Shirley Fachilla said...

The shadowed profile is haunting and sooo romantic. Rather like Venice I think!

Claudia Hammer a Painting a day said...

This is fabulous! Your brushwork is great and your color delicious.

Robin J Mitchell said...

This one is out of the Park - great Job
Regards
Robin

Susan Roux said...

Great composition of lights and darks. It makes for a very powerful piece. Very nice!