Place

Place, 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase at Somebody’s Gallery in Petoskey, MI.

I took some freedoms with this scene in Port Oneida Farms which has become so familiar to me. I need another visit up north to see it. Maybe this autumn?

I’m enjoying the cooler weather; how about you?

Karin

7 New Paintings

I hope you enjoy the new pieces inspired by spring, plus a revision to the recent floral titled “Overflow.”

Feel free to contact me with any comments or questions: karin@knelsonart.com. I always love to hear from collectors and art followers.

Karin

Full Sun, 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available through LaFontsee Galleries.

 

Port Oneida Farm, 36″ x 48″, acrylic on canvas. Available at Twisted Fish Gallery.

 

Still, 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available at Twisted Fish Gallery.

 

LG-Over the Hill
Over the Hill, 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available at LaFontsee Galleries.

 

Essence, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available at Twisted Fish Gallery.

 

LG-In Bloo
In Bloom, 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available at Mackinac’s Little Gallery.

 

Overflow, 30″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas. Available through artist.

 

 

 

 

 

Perry Road

Perry Road, 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

You’ll probably notice this isn’t a typical composition for me. However, those trees were proud as can be, standing in the middle of the field. How could I break their hearts and not paint them front and center?

Hopefully you can zoom in to see the farm in the far distance. This was a truly inspiring sight, on Perry Road, just west of A-37. How blessed am I, that these oh-so-varied rural scenes are only minutes from our house?!

…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.

Karin

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!

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.