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

 

 

 

 

New Series: Flowers with a twist!!

I don’t often paint still life scenes, although early in my painting days (2009-2011) I painted a LOT of pears! So this was really exciting to depict flowers with a new approach. Each of the paintings below began with a foundation of bright primary colors. As the subsequent layers were added, some of the bright backgrounds and other layers were allowed to show through.

The two pink paintings would make great companions, as would the two green flowers. (The pinks appear to not have the same colored background, but that’s a photo issue; they’re actually extremely compatible.)

Pink Poinsettia, 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
Pink Rose, 20″ x 16 acrylic on canvas. Available.
Green Mum, 24″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
Green Hydrangea, 24″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas. Available.
Single Tulip, 20″ x 16″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

I hope you enjoy this series; I’d love to hear what you think about them. Thanks for following me!

Karin

Pianissimo

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Pianissimo – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

 

This painting is just off the easel. I will probably end up making some minor revisions, but thought I would post it in case someone wants to place an early claim on it. The photo above is a little too dark, but maybe more accurate with the colors than the lighter one below.

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Pianissimo – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.