The Spirit Of Nature Reflecting"
12" x 12" Oil on Gessoboard
I haven't painted on Gessoboard for a long time and forgot how smooth and slippery it was. I really enjoyed painting this one with the early morning colours as the mist was lifting. The photo reference was along the Eagle River in Sicamous, B.C.
12" x 12" Oil on 1 1/2" thick canvas with painted sides (framing not required)
The still life reminded me of how difficult it is to be a model posing for artists and how setting up a still life lets you have all the time you need.
Heart Filled Journey
Oil on canvas with thick 1 1/2" painted sides (no framing needed)
24" x 30" #20012119
The painting reference is from one of the many hikes I do with my ladies hiking group annual get away. Our time together is always filled with laughter, a lot of talking and sharing, good food, wine and beautiful vistas.
16" x 20" Oil on canvas
HAPPY NEW YEARS to you. To the artists, I wish you an exceptionally creative year. To others interested in painting, I hope you find plenty to feast your eyes and find treasures you enjoy every day.
I have continued to add to my boat series. This one is based on fishing boats that were resting in the mid day sun in Spain. This painting is quite textural and I learnt a lot trying to work with thick paint and not getting to detailed in our studio class with Doug Swinton.
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
Thanks for stopping by to see my art journey and what I am currently working on. If you are looking for previous posts, they can be found on my old blog: http://karen-oliver.blogspot.com/