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

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

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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Gathered

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Gathered – 30″ x 40″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.

Whether painting random marks that “just happen” to look like fields/trees, or slashing away with palette knives for marks that just happen to look like background boats, the process is the same: I half close my eyes, and experience the tightrope balancing act between abandonment and restraint.

This recently-completed painting is currently available. Feel free to contact me with any questions at karin@knelsonart.com. I would love to hear from you.

Karin

The Dock Series Continues

Water and Color 6, 30 x 40 acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

Water and Color 7, 30 x 40 acrylic on canvas. Available.

As you already know, if you’ve been following along with me on this journey of exploring the docks on Mackinac Island (the Water and Color series), I determined that I would allow myself to interpret this scene from every angle that grabs me. Here are two more examples.

I don’t make plans ahead of time for which direction the painting will take; I let the reference photo, the mood of the day, and even the canvas itself, lead me.

In the top painting, I chose to work from a black-and-white reference so I wouldn’t be influenced by any existing colors. There’s no rhyme or reason for the pink that showed up. Also unusual in this painting is the large amount of canvas kept in its bare white state. As the paint strokes developed around it, the white section began claiming its own reason to exist, and I simply could not paint over it. I love the way those things just happen.

Whereas the top painting shows boldness and energy, the painting below it was started on a thoughtful and inquisitive note. It has a soft, tender quality to it. Pliable, accepting.

Both paintings are available to take up residence in your home, and shipping is free to most zip codes. (See the Contact page for more information.)

I hope you’re enjoying this hot, hot summer. Yikes!

Karin