Carol Korpi McKinley, Specializing in large
scale acrylic and oil paintings.
This Art Gallery is designed to exhibit a protion of Carol
Korpi McKinley's artistic talent. There are 20 main categories of artwork with
new paintings added weekly. Mrs. McKinley is a highly prolific and versatile
painter whose styles have graced many private and public collections.
"Key West, FL"
Painting Number LAN003, 5'8"x9'3"
Painting Number LAN007, 5'8"x10'3"
Painting Number TAP007 48"x60"
Peterson, Fine Art
Portraiture, Originals and Limited Editions
portrait artist Walter Peterson knew he had a special gift at an early
perfectionist at heart, the artist sets out from the initial meeting
to ascertain what feeling the client wants to convey; the look, the
mood, the message; all the while keeping in mind what viewpoint would
be most aesthetic for their special portrait. His objective is to
depict them at their very best, comparable to one's most favorite
photo of themselves, but with much more vitality. He wants this
experience to be very enjoyable, one that will be remembered with much
satisfaction! Being capable of executing arduous detail when
appropriate, Walter also prefers to take his paintings to a level of
realism so as to bring as much reality into the composition as
possible, while not compromising the art form. The end result is a
very compelling creation. It is often commented that his subjects
appear very real, very three dimensional, as though they could walk
right out of the painting!
Limited editions of Walter's outstanding series "Caribbean Prints" and
"Birds" will be available in August 2002.
further information regarding Walt's creations, please contact Lisa
Barrett, (303) 526-1207.
initial discussion with Lisa and Walter addresses the type
of portrait that you have in mind, whether it be formal or
informal, indoors or outside, lighting preferences etc. This
conversation can be in person, or by phone, although a face
to face meeting is preferred, if you are in the Atlanta
area. This time also allows the artist to get to acquainted
with the client, and or subject; and consider what poses and
settings that will convey the most aesthetic look for this
special painting. A photo session is then set at a location
recommended by the artist after he evaluates the scenario,
unless the client has a favorite place in mind. If the
client lives out of town, then of course your help in
choosing a great setting is appreciated.
on the number of subjects, the photo session generally lasts
from one to two hours. Whereas most painters photograph the
head and then the entire figure, Walter captures the head
then photographs the torso in two or three sections,
bringing them back together on the drawing board.
end result is a portrait that appears more lifelike and more
three-dimensional. It's very important that the subject be
present when the artists selections are reviewed, to make
sure that the chosen images best represent the natural look
of that individual without camera distortion. At this time
the client will make the final decision on expressions and
posturing, as well as specifics regarding choice of
background, and any other intricacies that may be of
concern. In some instances a second shoot may be necessary.
For those clients outside of the metro Atlanta area, the
meeting will take place later that day, or the next morning.
will then return to his studio to begin a preliminary study.
This is only a loose version of the composition, without a
detailed rendering of the face, to give both the artist and
client a clear view of the direction the portrait will take.
Capturing an accurate likeness comes easily, however the
design element is very important. This sketch is generally
presented via facsimile or priority mail, followed with a
phone consultation. When only a single figure is to be
painted without a realistic background, this step is
eliminated. Depending on the size and complexity of the
portrait, the finished work takes anywhere from one to six
months to complete, from the time the brush hits the canvas.
At the unveiling, if any minor adjustments are needed, they
will be made at that time. If out of the area, photos will
be mailed for approval prior to shipment.