Lauren Maurer Artworks

February 13, 2010

Project Thank You Karin Jurick

Filed under: dsdf, thank you, watercolor portrait — laurenmaurerartworks @ 12:50 am

As many of you know, for about a year now, I’ve been a participant on the blog, Different Strokes From Different Folks, hosted by Karin Jurick. I can only imagine the amount of work that goes into the bi-weekly challenges- posting photos and then posting all of the versions from all of the artists. It has been a place that has introduced me to many of my bloggy-buddies and a place where I’ve found inspiration in photos that I never would have thought to paint otherwise. At the end of the year, all of the participants sent in a photo of themselves, and in turn received a photo of another artist to paint. Click here to see the YouTube video of all the photos and the portraits.

The painting above is a watercolor portrait of Karin. Jill Polsby  had the wonderful idea to have many of the artists that participated in the Artist Portrait Swap Challenge to paint a photo of Karin, to be made into a book to be given as a gift to Karin as a thank you for all of her hard work throughout the year encouraging all of us artists. Click here to see all 118 portraits of Karin.

Karin, if you happen to see this post, thanks so much for all that you do. You inspire us with your incredible paintings, with your DSDF and daily painting blogs, and with the words of encouragement and advice that you dole out during the challenges. I’d love for you to have this painting, so let me know how to get it to you!



  1. Fabulous!!

    Comment by Cathyann — February 13, 2010 @ 1:41 am

  2. This is a beautiful watercolor of Karin. Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall when she opens the book for the first time and sees all of these amazing portraits…

    Comment by Claire Beadon Carnell — February 13, 2010 @ 4:03 am

  3. Oh Lauren, I was thinking about doing it in watercolor. Looking at your beautiful rendition, now I wish I did!

    Comment by Sheila — February 13, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

  4. Lauren,You did a fantastic job on Karin!

    Comment by Maria Soto Robbins — February 15, 2010 @ 12:11 am

  5. Thanks, you guys! I really am glad so many people got to give a little something back to Karin! My next portrait I think I'm going to throw in a little charcoal with the watercolor, I think. Claire- I think that would be amazing, and Sheila! I would love to see you do a portrait in watercolor. I can see your style being gorgeous in watercolor!

    Comment by Lauren Maurer — February 15, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

  6. Wonderful work! I'm so amazed at the delicate detail you can get with the watercolor. Really beautiful!

    Comment by Gwen Bell — February 15, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

  7. what a talented group of artists! i really enjoyed watching the you tube videos (i saw your sweet photo!). and, lauren, this painting of karin is magnificent…..bravo, sweet friend!! :))

    Comment by lori vliegen — February 15, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

  8. What a fun idea. I have been out of the loop far too long, and this is the first I heard of it. My loss, but Karin's gain. Lauren, lovely job.

    Comment by r garriott — February 17, 2010 @ 1:11 am

  9. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告。........................................

    Comment by 健康保寶 — February 18, 2010 @ 9:20 am

  10. Hi LaurenA great portrait. I am sure Karin will be over the moon should she recieve it.Kind Regards

    Comment by Trevor Lingard — February 18, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

  11. Oh wow, amazing! Excellent idea and beautiful rendition.

    Comment by Bhavna — February 19, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

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