Friday, February 12, 2010


Karin Jurick
Oil 6 x 6

Karin Jurick, a wonderfully talented artist, has
been hosting the Different Strokes from Different
Folks blog for over a year. Every two weeks or so
she puts up a photograph that participating artists
paint and then submit their work to Karin to post
on the blog. It is fantastic to see all of the different
interpretations from all of the artists!
At the end of the year, Karin has a portrait challenge.
Artists who wish to join in submit a photograph of
themself, and then Karin pairs them up with one of
the other pariticipating artists. This year approximately
180 artists from all over the world participated in this
We all know that Karin has dedicated an
incredible amount of her own personal time and patience
to keep the DSDF blog up and running. One of the
DSFDF artists, Jill Polsby, came up with an amazing
way to thank Karin for all she has done. Jill contacted
the DSFDF artists and sent a picture of Karin to those who
wanted to paint Karin's portrait. All of the submissions were
then made into a book to be sent to Karin. Here's where
you can see the paintings that were submitted.
Thanks to Jill for the wonderful idea, and for all of the
work it took to pull this all together.
Thanks to all of the terrific artists who signed up for this
And many, many thanks to Karin Jurick for providing us
with challenges that have pushed us to stretch
ourselves as artists.


AutumnLeaves said...

Your portrait of Karin is beautiful, Claire! And I just must say that the beautiful rich crimson background on that clove of garlic is simply gorgeous and sure does wonders for the garlic! You always do such fine work!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments, Sherry. Would you believe that the backround for my garlic is a red bedsheet! I liked the way the color reflected back onto the garlic.

Gwen Bell said...

Love your portrait of Karin! You put such a wonderful glow in her skin tone and it looks great on the starry background.

L. O'Neal said...

Your portrait of Karin is very soft and beautiful. It's a nice tribute to Karin, but I'm glad it's not my face painted 118 times all over the internet - that would freak me out.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks Gwen and Lyn.

David Larson Evans said...

What a Gem we have here well done Claire

Pat Koscienski said...

She is going to really like what you all have done. Your painting of her is really great.

Angela Elledge said...

This is so much fun seeing all of the different interpretations of Karin, beautiful work!!

Prabha N. said...

Your starry starry night portrait of Karin stands out...Well done!

Rishi Kapil said...

Hi Claire , Like your rendition of Karin Jurick picture.Lovely composition.

Marian MacKerer said...

Beautiful image of Karin! Flesh colors are yummy!

Terri Buchholz said...

Very warm, lovely portrait. It's cute seeing all of the mini-Karin's on your site under "blogs I follow".

Rosemary said...

Beautiful portrait, Claire! The lovely warm skin tones against the starry sky does make it special.
A wonderful interpretation!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, everyone! It was a great challenge, and I am really enjoying seeing all of the artist's interpretations. Karin was obviously very touched - I am not sure she realized how much we all admire and appreciate her!

Dean H. said...

Wonderful portrait, Claire! Love those colors in the skin tones!

Riad said...

Lovely portrait for Karin.I like your colors,and the likness .

Riad said...

Lovely portrait for Karin.I like your colors and the likness.


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