11 New Paintings

Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve posted a newsletter. For the last few months, I’ve been busy making major upgrades to my studio, and painting a lot too. Before the next post, I hope to snap some photos and videos of my much-more-productive studio, to share with you here.

Below are some of the paintings I’ve missed posting. Enjoy! And as always, if you have ANY questions, or would like to inquire regarding a purchase, you can get in touch with me through the Contact tab, or by emailing me at karin@knelsonart.com.


Aerial Chicago
Aerial Chicago, 60″x48″ acrylic
Called and Appointed
Called and Appointed, 36″x36″ acrylic
Intersecting, 40″x40″ acrylic
Yellow Fields 5
Yellow Fields 5, 40″x40″ acrylic
Overview, 36″x36″ acrylic
Suggestions, 36″x36″
Strength, 36″x36″ acrylic
Blessed, 36″x36″ acrylic
Yellow Fields 4
Yellow Fields 4, 48″x48″ acrylic
Outcome, 36″x36″ acrylic
Bringing Order
Bringing Order, 30″x40″ acrylic
Identity, 36″x36″ acrylic

PS: Feel free to follow me on my Instagram page (Karin Nelson Art), which you should be able to access on my website’s home page. I stay pretty up-to-date with postings on there, in case you want to see paintings more regularly.

Spring brings new life

Introducing seven new (or revised) paintings: landscape and still life.

Orange and Yellow Mums, 24″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

In the last few months, I’ve given more attention to still life. There’s so much to explore in a floral piece, and for me, right now, the focus is: how far do I want to go in abstracting it? My hands-down favorite floral paintings from other artists are the most loosely rendered ones. So why don’t I go there myself? Why, indeed? I plan to figure that out. As long as I get to smear luscious, heavy-body paints on canvas, I will enjoy the process.

Modern Bouquet, 24″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


A new landscape.

LG-Field and Sky 5
Field and Sky 5, a 40″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


In the last month, I revised a number of landscape pieces…to the extent they took on a whole new “feel.” I hope you enjoy.

Float, 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Breath, a 30″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.



Nestled, 24″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Industrial Gray, 40″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

If you have any comments or questions – including how you can purchase any of the available paintings on my website, feel free to email me at karin@knelsonart.com, or call me anytime at: 616-723-6600.

Happy Spring,






New Series: Flowers with a twist!!

I don’t often paint still life scenes, although early in my painting days (2009-2011) I painted a LOT of pears! So this was really exciting to depict flowers with a new approach. Each of the paintings below began with a foundation of bright primary colors. As the subsequent layers were added, some of the bright backgrounds and other layers were allowed to show through.

The two pink paintings would make great companions, as would the two green flowers. (The pinks appear to not have the same colored background, but that’s a photo issue; they’re actually extremely compatible.)

Pink Poinsettia, 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
Pink Rose, 20″ x 16 acrylic on canvas. Available.
Green Mum, 24″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
Green Hydrangea, 24″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
Single Tulip, 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

I hope you enjoy this series; I’d love to hear what you think about them. Thanks for following me!


…and Two More Paintings

Port Oneida 4, a 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


Field and Sky 2, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.


September was very productive (seven finished paintings with work on three others). Above are the last two which were finished before the end of the month.

This productivity was, in part, thanks to a couple of artists whose philosophy of “just show up,” or “put the time in the studio” motivated me to make better use of my day. In the past I’ve wasted a lot of time waiting for the inspiration to hit. Lately, however, I’ve challenged myself to just pick up the brushes and clean off the palette and see what happens. It’s amazing what happens.


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.




Two New Paintings

LG-Channel, The, lighter photo
Channel – 36×36 acrylic on canvas. Available.

Channel (above) – A unique shaft of light cuts across the Grand Haven channel on this autumn day, turning the shaded areas on the hill to a rich burgundy. This piece should definitely be seen in person.



Oneida – 40×16 acrylic on canvas. Available.

Have you seen the many historic farms in the Port Oneida area north of Glen Arbor? I’ve been there only once and can’t wait to go back again. Old white buildings always speak to me.