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

New city painting: GR in AM

GR in AM, 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Whenever we head up north for the day (or a few days), we pass through the middle of downtown Grand Rapids in the morning. If the sun is shining, this is the amazing view we see! I always forget it’s coming, and end up having to lunge to grab my camera. You only get one shot on the highway’s speedy S-curve before it’s gone! I feel quite pleased that, at least this time, I didn’t get cheated!

Dunes at Macatawa

Dunes at Macatawa – 30″ x 40″ acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Available.

Just a couple hundred yards away from my last dune painting is this sight. For locals, you will readily recognize it. This is where Lake Macatawa channels into Lake Michigan in Holland State Park. Just one of the breathtaking cities / locations along the lake.

The sun was at such a striking angle, it set this painting up for success. In fact, I feel like I couldn’t have wrecked it if I tried. Well, at least that’s how it felt…which is always a nice thing, because they don’t always work that way.

Happy summer,

Karin

Beguiling, and Let’s Talk Revisions

Beguiling, Revised – 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

October was an “Aha!” month. I painted over, or made necessary revisions to, five paintings! This is one of them. Its first identify (much darker) was chosen for a top-notch juried exhibition, and I personally liked it a lot. But I couldn’t hang it in my own home (although I tried), because it came off too severe. So I softened and whitened the daylights out of it.

For the curious, below is a photo of the original version. Last is a photo of the revision, hanging happily on the wall.

Beguiling – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas.

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Sienna Glimpse

Sienna Glimpse, 48″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Sienna Glimpse is about the many subdued colors which autumn brings to the fields, crops, grasses, and bushes. They are stored in my mind and heart; but what pleasure I derive from seeing them in person when autumn brings them back to me once again. Many of the subtle nuances in this painting can be seen only (or much better, at least) in person, such as the slight appearance of a dark, warm purple. Yes, it’s really there, and is one of my favorite parts of this piece.

And it wouldn’t be autumn without the fireworks of the blazing trees of reds, yellows and golds. Those will undoubtedly make an appearance on my palette soon, for we are now approaching peak season here in the middle of Michigan!

Ahhh, you have to love autumn in all its glory!

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