Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Time To Paint -a still life painting in oil


oil 12x12 inches magnify not for sale at this time My fellow artist friend, Carol, gave me some fresh eucalyptus cuttings. I love the leaf shape and unique color! In my excitement and against my better judgement, I set this up to paint. With my workshop coming up I knew I wouldn't have time to finish it while the paint was still wet. Eventually it all worked out. Thanks, Carol! This piece may be for sale online at a later date. IN OTHER NEWS: Thank you to supportive friends who came to Redlands last night. (You know who you are!) Also, thank you to new collectors who loved and purchased my work. It was a fun evening with fast and furious sales. Thank you, Redlands Community Hospital Foundation for inviting me.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Demo With A Cherry -a still life painting in oil


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info Here's a quick demo I did for my recent workshop. I love that blue and red combo. Thanks, Julie for sharing your fake cherries with me. Tonight we're loading the old truck for Redlands. I'll have twenty framed works and also baskets of loose paintings. If you're in the area, I hope you'll come Friday night and enjoy the art, wine and food. For more info, see my previous posts.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Heavy Hitter -a still life painting in oil


oil 6x8 inches magnify/purchase info I squeezed out this little painting as I prepared for last weekend's workshop. Strawberry season and baseball season too. Finishing up, it occurred to me that the white paper looked like a baseball diamond. Those infielders better move back. IN OTHER NEWS: I had a great time teaching last weekend. You'll see a group shot below. My June workshop is full. Dates to be announced for a September workshop. Email me if you'd like to be on the mailing list. karenwernerart@gmail.com Next Friday night, April 22nd I'll be out at Redlands Community Hospital for "Evening With The Artists." It starts at 5:30 and is open to the public. Besides the outstanding art, they put on a great reception. So if you're in the area, come on out! Tickets are $25 and available at the door. Proceeds benefit Redlands Community Hospital Foundation.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Citrus Clippings -a still life painting in oil


oil 11x14 inches magnify/purchase info While arranging this still life I set the clippers down momentarily right where you see them. I liked the way they looked in the painting, so I included them. Turns out the analogous color scheme needed a few reddish tones. Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel: yellow, green and blue. The rusty metal adds a lot, I think. IN OTHER NEWS: Below is the postcard for Evening With The Artists on April 22nd in Redlands. For more information click here.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Grape Escapes -a still life painting in oil -SOLD


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info Here we have fruit arranged in a circle. Meanwhile, one independent thinker is sneaking away. He hasn't escaped the notice of Apple however, who is spreading the word to Tangerine. What happens next is anybody's guess.