3 New Paintings

Field and Sky, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Barns on Byron Road, 40″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Green Tops, 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


I hope you enjoy the latest pieces. Two of them were in process for a long time, but then suddenly came together on the same day. I am grateful for good days like that!


Interior and City

Living Room 5, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Approach – 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

To fans and collectors alike,

I want to express my thanks for your continued interest in, and support of, this thing we call “art.” An off-the-charts summer has left me feeling extremely thankful to the Creator, and fulfilled in this calling.



Rows, and a Toast

Rows, a 24″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

I’m always influenced to paint the colors that are around me, but usually by the end of any given season, it’s time to move on. I thought I had moved on from green…until…this scene stopped me in my tracks. My husband needed convincing to squeeze our vehicle through a narrow space to get to this exact view. But when we arrived, “the angels sang,” as I like to describe those catch-your-breath moments.

“Angled Sun, Port Oneida” – a 36″x48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

You are all invited to LaFontsee’s Douglas location for Toast!, an exhibition opening on Sunday, September 2, from 12:00-4:00. There will be artist demos, and you can meet many of the artists represented in this show. I will be there, and I think the painting above is one of mine which will be displayed. If you are coming, please send me a message about when you plan to be there; I may have to pop in and out during the four hours, and wouldn’t want to miss you!


A little P.S.: I apologize for the Test Landscape page that was emailed to everyone a few weeks ago. A wonderful WordPress tech was helping me explore an option on my website, and she accidentally pushed the “Publish” button. Oops.

The Mile

The Mile – 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Do you recognize this cityscape from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile? And if so, do you know if that far building in the center (the one with the unique shape) has a name? As I drove south, snapping photos, that particular building kept drawing me in. It might need to be painted again.

For inquiries, questions, or comments about this painting, contact me at karin@knelsonart.com


Angled Sun, Port Oneida

“Angled Sun, Port Oneida” – a 36″x48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Late-day sun (as well as very early morning) can create some amazing effects. This historic farm was so stunning in person, I must have taken 75 photos to make sure I caught the essence! The video below shows a little better close-up.

Feel free to use the Contact page to inquire about purchasing, or if you have any questions or comments. I’d love to hear from you!



Meet and Greet; New Paintings

Timelessness – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


But the Sky – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


For anybody near the Petoskey, Michigan area, I will be at Somebody’s Gallery for a Meet and Greet from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 3, and would love to see you.

I’m taking them seven new paintings, including the two above, plus a newly finished piece that will be shown for the first time at the reception.


Paintings Created, Paintings Sold

Below are four new paintings finished in the last month.

Big Sky 2 – 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Black and White, a 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Untitled 472, 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Farm Study 5, 8″ x 8″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available.

I’m very grateful for the continued strong support of my art, and want to say a big “Thank You!” to all the collectors, both recent and those who go back with me a few years. (I’ve been painting full-time since 2010, so that’s quite a list!) Among the remarkable volume of paintings sold this last month, here is a look at a few of them which were favorites, either of mine, or of the viewers on social media. (below)

Thanks to all of you! I’d love to hear from you, and it would be especially wonderful to see photos of my paintings in their special place in your home. You can send a photo directly to my email address at karin@knelsonart.com.

I hope you’re all having a great summer and staying cool!!!


Bayfront – 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Sold.


Lighthouse, 48×48 acrylic on canvas. Sold.


LG-Bright House, final
“Bright House” – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Sold.


Untamed – 36×36 acrylic on canvas. Sold.