Hope

Hope, 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

Winter’s pains shall not last forever.

Hope of new life

hums its melodies.

Vibrations, silent at first,

crescendo steadily 

into a boisterous chorus of praise.

~ Karin Nelson

New Paintings

It’s time to catch up and publish some new works that have resulted from my latest fascinations. Some are already purchased, but I hope you enjoy viewing them.

Karin

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Red Shed and Tree – 36″x48″ – just sold.

 

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Looking North – 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

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Slumber (revised) – 60″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

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Clouds and Field, 48″x48″ acrylic on canvas. Just sold.

 

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Clouds and Field 2 – 60″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Explorations

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

This was an interesting exploration, since I don’t use a lot of saturated reds in my paintings. Thankfully, I didn’t experience spontaneous combustion or any other strange phenomenon during the process, so I may have to try it again sometime.

Painting Full-Time

Artistsnetwork.com has published a new blog, expanding on advice from myself and another artist who was featured in their magazine, about how we made the transition to full-time artist. For those who have considered this possibility for yourself, maybe this article will be helpful. In any case, you may find the thought process interesting.

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The photo above is my “Thinking Corner” in my art studio. A lot of truly deep thoughts happen there! I’ve been reorganizing my house (and with it, a little fresh decorating); and it was my art studio’s turn to get in on the action. Some chalk-painting was required…of existing furniture, frames, and so on. Consequently, I haven’t been painting…or posting…much in the last month in the way of “fine art.” But stay with me. Yesterday my husband took me on a drive in the country, and the lighting was just perfect for some amazing inspirational scenes, which I trust will soon turn into paintings.

Happy Painting! Happy Art Collecting!

Karin

Painting Shadows and Evoking Emotion

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Mission Point Lighthouse #1 – 24 x 30 acrylic on canvas

Painting Shadows and Evoking Emotion is the name of the online article written about my painting, (above) for the Artists Network.

Following is an excerpt; please check out this link to read the rest of the article.

“By keeping the details down to a minimum, my strokes, displayed with emotion, raw energy, and borne out of my deep connection to the scene, can then have the ability to touch a different emotional chord in each viewer.”

My thanks to Jennifer Smith, Managing Editor, who was also the one to interview me for the full feature in the Fall 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine.

Acrylic Tips: a new page!

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The opening spread to my 10-page article in Acrylic Artist Magazine features “Autumn in the City.”

For the fellow artists who follow me (especially those working in acrylic), I have some fun news! There is a new page on my website called Acrylic Tips.  This link will take you there. You will find a complete explanation about some of the things I only briefly shared in the Fall, 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine.

The topics covered are:

  • Overcoming the challenges of acrylic’s fast-drying properties.
  • Transparent paints: the initial layer
  • Transparent paints: subsequent layers (adding warmth; or toning down)
  • Thinned opaques
  • Creating interesting negative spaces

There are some other topics I plan to add in the future; stay tuned to email updates. Also, if there are specific topics you’d like to see addressed–relative to my particular style of painting, please feel free to shoot me an email. I’d love to hear from you.

Note: if you’d like to order a copy of the Fall, 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine, this link will take you there.

Happy “Last Day of August” to everyone,

Karin