Live Demo

In the studio

If you’d like to watch me wield these tools, I’ll be doing a live demo at LaFontsee Galleries on Dec. 8, from 12:00 – 4:00.

  • Three other LaFontsee artists will be demo-ing at the same time, so there will be much to see and absorb.
  • Also, a pop-up art boutique by six artists will be happening (jewelry, fiber arts, …).
  • And to top it off, in time for holiday shopping, LaFontsee will have small works available for sale by many of their artists, including yours truly.

Here’s a link to the Facebook Event.

If you are able to come, please make sure to say hi (and introduce yourself, if we’ve never met).

December will be here before we know it…YIKES!!

Karin

New Paintings

It’s time to catch up and publish some new works that have resulted from my latest fascinations. Some are already purchased, but I hope you enjoy viewing them.

Karin

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Red Shed and Tree – 36″x48″ – just sold.

 

LG-Looking North
Looking North – 36″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

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Slumber (revised) – 60″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

LG-Clouds and Field
Clouds and Field, 48″x48″ acrylic on canvas. Just sold.

 

LG-Clouds and Field 2
Clouds and Field 2 – 60″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

Small Paintings

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Big White Barn – 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
LG-White House on Wilson
White House On Wilson – 14″ x 11″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
LG-White House
White House – 14″ x 11″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

These small paintings are listed as available, but for now, I’m really enjoying them in my home. (Photos below so you can see why I love them so much.)

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White House on Wilson
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White House
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Big White Barn
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Not a “small painting,” but Serenity is very happy above my mantel.

 

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.

 

 

LG-Oneida
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.

 

Solo Exhibition of “Timeless Structures”

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Spirited Stone – 30″x40″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.

My solo exhibition at Holland Area Arts Council, “Timeless Structures: memories built with light,” begins Nov. 17, 2016, and will be on display through the middle of January. I would love to greet you at the Opening Reception on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

There will be 14 of my works…in various sizes…city, rural, and lakeshore…all with the theme of structures.

The 12″ x 12″ Farm Studies (below) will be among them, as well as a not-yet-posted 48″ x 48″ farm painting that resulted from these studies.

 

I hope you can attend the Opening. I would love to see old friends and make new ones!

For more information from Holland Area Arts Council, click here.

Karin Nelson, an award winning and nationally published artist from Grand Rapids, MI, is best known for her structures: city buildings, rustic barns … any manmade form with flat planes to reflect the sun. With the aid of large palette knives and cheap bristle brushes, she expresses her subjects with masculine lines and strong marks. And yet her paintings strike a warm, welcoming chord with her viewers, transporting them to memories from their past. She accomplishes this by representing the lighting conditions in her scenes with a realistic color palette, even though the subjects are slightly abstracted.

Karin explains, “I believe the strongest triggers to visual memory are related to light, and the endless combinations that make up its nuances. When I am successful in expressing the delicate, mysterious quality of light in the scene, there is a good chance that others have witnessed that same sight, and are brought to a place of memory. And that’s when the connection occurs between myself and the viewer.”