When a painting paints itself

Untitled #521, a 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Between finishing up a few gallery commissions, and my husband recently having major back surgery, not many new available paintings have come out of the studio in the last month.  It was deeply satisfying then, when this piece basically painted itself. As my fellow artists know, it doesn’t always happen that way!

Karin

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.

Karin

 

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

Karin

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.

Karin

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!!!

Karin

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.

 

 

 

Corner of Cherry and Eastern

LG-Corner of Cherry and Eastern
Corner of Cherry and Eastern – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Pink again.

This tree is on a corner we pass on the way to LaFontsee Galleries (where I am represented in Grand Rapids and Douglas). I’m so glad I was able to capture a photo of it.

I don’t know how many expressions will follow before I have fulfilled this … this thing that has overtaken me this spring. Maybe once the blossoms have all fallen?

The white blossoms on the dogwood trees in our yard are still hanging on. The leaves are starting to crowd them out though. Oh, how I love the delicate dogwood blossoms.

Karin