My Tribute to Karin Jurick

My Tribute to Karin Jurick
oil on canvas
NFS

A couple years ago Karin Jurick created Different Strokes from Different Folks blog. Every three weeks she challenged artists to paint, draw or sketch in their own way a photo she posted on her blog. Because of Karin's devotion to her blog and participating artists, she has helped connect artists from all over the world.

Jill Polsby, one of the 180 artists who participated in Karin's year-end Portrait Swap came up with a great idea. She asked fellow artist if they would like to paint a portrait of Karin as a way of thanking her for all her "wonderfully fun challenges." 118 artist accepted the offer and as a result, Jill printed all the portraits in book form to present to Karin as a gift.

You can see all the wonderful variations of Karin by fellow artists on Jill's photo page here. Be sure to stop by Jill's new blog where she has a link to Karin's You Tube montage of all 180 paintings in the 2009 Portrait Swap.

21 comments:

  1. You did a great job rendering Karin's portrait! Well done!

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  2. A lovely oil which has nailed her likeness!

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  3. Yes, I see your illustrator background shine here with your drawing skills Carol. Love it!

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  4. Love seeing the difference in this portrait of Karin and the gesture portraits you are working on now. Both styles are so well done.

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  5. Carol you have a distinctive touch your work always has that professional quality so glad we got to work together again!

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  6. Wonderful likeness Carol! This was such a fun project!!

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  7. I'm glad to see you were finally able to post this wonderful portrait, love it!

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  8. This is very warm and lovely. One of the areas that I love in your painting is her hair, love the highlights and love the opposing strokes in the upper left corner; very nice!

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  9. You did an absolutely wonderful job with Karin's portrait, Carol. Beautiful!

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  10. I really love your rendition, just perfect. Happy Valentine

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  11. Carol, you got such a great likeness, and I really love the richness of color in this (as I do in all of your other work as well :) )

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  12. It was a great for someone to add the frame mouldings from her business on the wall. I can see Karin in this portrait looking out over her business with a watchful eye. Excellent painting.

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  13. To all, thank you for leaving such encouraging comments, it really helps to get feedback from fellow artists.

    To Alice, I am so pleased that you noticed the frame mouldings on the wall of Karin's picture frame shop. I really wanted to include them in the painting but in a subtle way. Thanks for mentioning it.

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  14. Happy Valentine's Day, Carol! Your portrait is fabulous - love the way you played the warm/cool tones on her face and hair! The frame mouldings really personalized it for Karin.

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  15. Carol, you did a fantastic job, especially on those wonderful cheeks of hers which for me were very tricky to try and capture.

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  16. Carol, super portrait. You seem to be able to master every painting no mater what subject!

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  17. Beautiful painting Carol. You really created depth in this piece by adding those frames in the background. What a great 3D effect.

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  18. This is gorgeous, Carol. I love the light on her, and the indication of frames in the background is brilliant. beautiful work.

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  19. Very well done, Carol! Great accuracy and competence. Right to the soul of the subject.

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  20. My goodness, Carol, this portrait is absolutely wonderful. You've conveyed a sense of beauty and strength. Well, well done.

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