New studio / gallery

I’m excited to announce that my work is now available directly from my studio / gallery now located in my home in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. To view my large and diverse selection of landscape, still life, and city paintings, please contact me for an appointment: karin@knelsonart.com. (Most days I will even be available for same-day appointments.)

My studio and I are eager to welcome you!

Karin

PS: I look forward to hosting studio tours/receptions in the future, as well as scheduling painting demonstrations (my version of a workshop). Stay tuned, and take care!!

A Peaceful Landscape

Untitled 583, 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

This peaceful painting started as one thing, before it took on imaginations and memories, and morphed into something else. I always welcome those transitions.

If you’re interested in purchasing this 36″ x 48″ piece, please contact me at karin@knelsonart.com. Free shipping is available in most situations; I am happy to provide a quote.

Stay peaceful,

Karin

Quickened

Quickened, 40″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

I always wanted to paint this boat, captured by my son Jonny. The boat was just a small little detail in the photo, sailing on Chicago’s lakeshore with the giant city skyline looming in the background. One of these days, maybe I will find a way to portray both the boat and the city in a single painting. In the meantime, however, I found that the sails alone were a story worth telling.

Many blessings to you, my friends, and may hope fill your sails with the wind of the Spirit.

Karin

 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

The Soul of a Painting

“Moving” is a new 40″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas.

When it comes to naming paintings, I always look deeply into the soul of the image that came out of my hands onto the canvas, and to the best of my ability, attach a word to it. More often than not, the word that describes what I see in this melange of strokes and marks of paint “just happens” to mirror multiple things that are going on in my natural world and in the spiritual.

I’m not changing addresses, but there are other moves / transitions in the works. And I’m feeling a strong sense that I’m on the cusp of some changes beyond the ones I know of. For some people, change is unsettling; but I’ve always loved change, so this is very exciting to me.

“Moving” is available for purchase. Feel free to contact me by email (karin@knelsonart.com) with any comments, questions, or to inquire about prices for this or any other piece.

Karin

Exciting New Paintings

Sometimes it’s helpful to see how a painting would look, placed in a home. This is especially true of large-sized art. I hope you enjoy this perspective of my NEW, available paintings, enabled by artroomsapp.

Progressions, 36″ x 48″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available.

 

Beginnings, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available.

 

Green, 30″ x 40″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available.

 

White, of Course, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available.

 

Redeemed, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available.

 

Untitled 652, 40″ x 40″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available.

 

And in the already-SOLD category, these two were definitely favorites of mine:

Untitled 650, 36″ x 48″ acrylic. Already SOLD.

 

Balancing Act, 36 x 36 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Already SOLD.

 

As always, if you have comments, questions, or would like pricing information, please feel free to contact me at karin@knelsonart.com. 

Many blessings to you, my friends.

Karin

More New Paintings

Graced, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.

 

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Balancing Act 2, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.

 

Yellow Fields 6, 36″ x 48″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.

We are just about in full-blown color in southwestern Michigan. Consequently, the yellows are finding their way onto my palette. If you look closely, you can see that the first painting (Graced) is a marriage of thin transparents (giving a water-color appearance), and thick opaques. I am fond of this combination. It only works when my initial transparent foundation is actually something I want to save. Since that’s not a given, I enjoy when it happens.

The last couple of weeks have been a riot of painting! I love it when my physical energy backs up my creative inspiration, giving me just the boost I need to head into the studio and let loose! Hopefully my medicine (dark chocolate!) keeps doing the work, haha.

I’d like to give a special “Welcome!” to the many new artists and collectors who recently signed in to follow my website! As always, feel free to comment, connect, or ask questions through my email: karin@knelsonart.com. 

PS: All the paintings above are currently available.

Karin

A Little Sun

I took a year-old painting called Full Sun, and thought I’d like to make “just a few” changes to it. Ha! The only thing left from the old painting is the basic shape of the barn, and the telephone pole. But as a nod to the original piece, it was named for the effect of the sun on the scene. “A Little Sun” can go a long way!

This 36″ x 48″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas painting is currently available. Please feel free to connect with me through the Contact page for questions, comments, or purchase information. I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Autumn!

Karin

Noteworthy Conveyance

What is it about bridges? I don’t know. I can’t quite put it into words, but the fact that I can’t, makes me want to try. Each bridge seems to have a distinct personality, in a kind of mysterious way.

“Noteworthy Conveyance,” a 30 inch by 40 inch acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, is just off the easel.

On a last note, I hope this post comes through without any glitches. WordPress just changed my editing system, so there might be a few surprises along the way. But that’s progress for you, right?

I hope you are all having a wonderful fall,

Karin

Roof Lines

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Roof Lines – 48″ x 48″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.

When I love a building as much as I did this one, I have to persevere with the painting as long as it takes to bring out that “thing,” whatever it is, that will (hopefully) allow you to see it through my eyes. On this painting, that equated to layers and texture galore.

I’m attaching detail shots and a short video, because there’s a lot to take in on this very large painting (48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas). I hope you enjoy “Roof Lines.” Currently available.

Karin

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