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.

Old Schoolhouse Series, #3, The Door

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Old Schoolhouse Series, #3, The Door – 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

If you saw my last blog post, you know I’m on a roll with this treasured schoolhouse. This close-up was calling for a very large (48″ x 48″) interpretation, which also meant that it would have to be approached with a slightly more modern feel. You may not be able to tell by the photo, but the painting fades off on the bottom portion to an untouched white canvas, except for the 3 drips which made their way down right at the beginning and claimed their place.

Old Schoolhouse Series, #2

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Old Schoolhouse Series, #2 – 30″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

This old schoolhouse, only a few miles from our house, is starting to get covered up by the encroaching trees. I’m a little worried they’re going to tear it down some day; so I grab a photo whenever I can.

This is the second painting I’ve done of it; the first was two years ago and it quickly sold. I’ve just started a third, much more modern and abstract interpretation of a close-up of the entrance. It will be a 48″ x 48″.

“Nestled”

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“Nestled” – 24×24 acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

 

This scene was begging to be painted. It’s based on a small, zoomed-in corner of my recent painting, “Top of Hill.” The composition was pleasing to my eye every time I viewed it in the video posted on the “Top of Hill” blog. I would kind of like to have another go at it in a vertical orientation.

Here’s the video, in case you didn’t see it in the previous blog.

Blessings!!

Karin

Audacity

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“Audacity” – 48″x48″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

 

I usually write a nice little blog, giving background or insights into the painting. In this case, the paint speaks for itself. I have nothing more to add, except that I hope you enjoy it!

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.

House on Hill

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“House on Hill” – 48″x48″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

This very large painting changed its identify a few times, and I am now very happy with it.

The scene was Wilson, way, way south of us, until it turns into another name. Dennis and I would love to live on top of a hill.