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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.

 

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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,

Karin

 

 

 

 

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

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

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.

Slumber

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Slumber – 60″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Driving along the West Bay of Traverse City, I silently soaked up orchards, vineyards, barns and fields. The orchards were still sleeping…no blossoms yet. The feeling and the colors in the atmosphere were etched in my memory and burrowed deeply into my soul…until the moment they could find expression.

Clouds and Hidden Barn

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Clouds and Hidden Barn, 36×36 acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

Finished about a month ago, this painting never got posted. It was probably a subconscious attempt to keep it for myself. The works from my cloud series continue to be claimed quickly, but I’m being selfish and keeping this one above my mantle for as long as I can. There’s something about the expanse of sky in an open field that is satisfying a need deep within me. There’s a season for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1) and this is apparently my season to “look up!”

For those who aren’t drawn as much to the rural landscape as, say, urban expressions, I still have many pieces available in that vein which you can see under the home page (Paintings) tab.

Many blessings to you all, and may your soul also “look up!”

Karin

Farm Silhouette

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Farm Silhouette – 48×48 acrylic on canvas. Available.

Out for a drive on a rare day when I was physically able to leave the house this summer, I was snapping photos of any kind of resources I could get. The clouds in the sky became so interesting! And then we drove by this farm, and I felt like I won the lottery. My reference photo was nearly black and white due to the overcast quality of the weather, so back in the studio I took many liberties and painted some of my favorite colors.

Speaking of colors, I think I can safely say that my favorite complementary colors (across the color wheel from each other) are blue and orangey varieties. You may have noticed that palette crop up quite a bit in my paintings.

This photo is a little darker than the actual painting. As I always recommend with an extra-large painting such as this, you have to see it in person! It’s the only way to truly appreciate the layers as well as the energy and emotions of the brushstrokes and knife work.