Friday, April 4, 2008

Let ’em Lie (sold)

©2008 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord
private collection • Riga, Latvia

3 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Your animal work has such heart - you really do make it look amazingly easy - when I know the opposite is true! This has to be one of my all time favorites.

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

Thanks, Kelley!
And to think I used to be afraid of trying to paint animals. But once I started thinking of them as just another group of shapes and colors, I got over it. I remember my first painting of an animal was my cat. When I was finished I remember being surprised and thinking, wow, that looks like a cat!

The more I did, the less intimidated I became, and now I love painting animals.

This one has to be one of my favorites, too.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is fabulous. The colors and the composition rock! I agree with Kelley about the heart in these paintings.
It seems that every painting is another chance to 'get over it' in the case of intimidation. I do it daily!