The Soul of a Painting

“Moving” is a new 40″ x 40″ acrylic on canvas.

When it comes to naming paintings, I always look deeply into the soul of the image that came out of my hands onto the canvas, and to the best of my ability, attach a word to it. More often than not, the word that describes what I see in this melange of strokes and marks of paint “just happens” to mirror multiple things that are going on in my natural world and in the spiritual.

I’m not changing addresses, but there are other moves / transitions in the works. And I’m feeling a strong sense that I’m on the cusp of some changes beyond the ones I know of. For some people, change is unsettling; but I’ve always loved change, so this is very exciting to me.

“Moving” is available for purchase. Feel free to contact me by email (karin@knelsonart.com) with any comments, questions, or to inquire about prices for this or any other piece.

Karin

Field and Sky 4

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Field and Sky 4, a 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

In order to better absorb the textures and character of such a large painting (this is a 36″ x 48″), I hope you’ll enjoy the close-ups below.

I’ve enjoyed having this on my walls for a couple weeks, and now it is destined to be delivered to one of the galleries that represent me.

Happy Spring,

Karin

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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

Hope

Hope, 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

Winter’s pains shall not last forever.

Hope of new life

hums its melodies.

Vibrations, silent at first,

crescendo steadily 

into a boisterous chorus of praise.

~ Karin Nelson

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!

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