Friday, February 12, 2010

A Thank-You Portrait of the "Master"...Karin Jurick

"Karin"
6" x 8"
oil on canvasboard

As an appreciation for all Karin Jurick does for other artists and particularly this season's 'portrait challenge' on her Different Strokes from Different Folks blog, a call went out to all artists who participated - to paint a portrait of Karin. 118 portraits were finished and compiled into a book which was sent to Karin who should have received it today.  This undertaking was orchestrated by Jill Polsby.  She initiated the idea, collected the portraits and made the book.  These portraits are located at Jill's Picasa site.  Take a look and see some awesome paintings of her. Thanks Jill and...
thanks Karin!!

8 comments:

Angela Elledge said...

Absolutely beautiful, love your strong and confident brushstrokes!

Leann said...

These are wonderful, what a great present for Karin!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Angela and Leann! This was probably the most difficult portrait I have ever done...probably because of who it is. I had to get it right..believe that it was about 5 tries and many weeks.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

You outdid yourself, madam. This is so beautiful.

Barbara Pask said...

Just beautiful Pattie, I bet she was blown away by all these paintings.

Pattie Wall said...

I imagine so, I will have to search out there to see if there is a reaction...

L.Holm said...

Wonderful Version! Brava!

Terri Buchholz said...

Hey Pattie - really nice portrait! I know what you mean about the difficulty, or least the extra desire to do an especially good job on this portrait for Karin's sake. I'm sure she appreciates the results! And by the way OOOoooo - I have easel envy!