Monday, October 16, 2017

Still Life With Corn


oil 12x16 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. First time painting fall corn, and I enjoyed it very much.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Peach & The Giant Peony


oil 12x9 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Peachy pinks, reds and oranges on a taupe background make for a soothing color palette here. Another painting that's much prettier in person despite my new camera.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sit A Spell


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. We visited artsy Cannon Beach, Oregon a few years ago. This great old house was a studio gallery. Once in a while I like to use a completely different type of brush just to keep things fresh. I normally use flats or filberts, but this was done with synthetic brights. I really enjoyed the resulting geometric marks. IN OTHER NEWS: NEWPORT BEACH ART IN THE PARK is this Saturday. Come for the perfect weather and great art! 10-4 On the Civic Center Green, 100 Civic Center Drive. Artists for this event are carefully juried in for the quality of their work. You'll see many different art forms. Definitely worth the visit! I'll have framed and loose paintings, over 100 in total to browse through. Come sit and visit with me a while. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Entry


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. This is a plein air piece from the Claremont Colleges.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bottles


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. A painting from back in January before the Strada Challenge. Found it floating around in my studio.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Little Enchantment


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. I've painted a few pumpkins over the years, but I think this one is my favorite. I tried out Unbleached Titanium for the first time, and found it worked well in mixtures for the "white" of the pumpkin. To see more pumpkin paintings, look down to "labels" and click on pumpkin/s. These little paintings make nice decor, framed or not on a shelf or small decorative easel. MY DEMO THIS COMING SUNDAY is from 2-4 at 25571 Barton Rd., Loma Linda, CA. Cost is $5. Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Welcome Fall


oil 12x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. It's just now starting to feel like Fall here in Southern California. Cool nights and breezy during the day. IN OTHER NEWS: This coming Sunday afternoon, October 8, I'll demonstrate for the Loma Linda Art Association. The demo is open to the public. Stay tuned for more info on time and location.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Apples & Wine


oil 12x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. It's October already! I decided to jump forward and post my most recent Fall-ish paintings. Do you love the colors and feel of Fall? I do.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Metal & Glass


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. A study in metal and glass. I threw the marble in for a bit of color.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Bowl, Bird, Bottle


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. This piece is a study of white things, glass and daisy shape.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Minty


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Here's a little study in white things.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Berries & Mums


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. The mums from a few days earlier were still holding their own, so they agreed to pose again.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Apples & Mums


oil 10 x 10 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Apples and mums from our yard. I loved the dark value and deep rich color of the mums in contrast to the lighter apples and drapery. Instant drama.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Casita -a plein air painting from San Clemente. SOLD


oil 8x10 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. I love this little house which is a Nature and History Museum at San Clemente State Beach. Emily and I got to paint in the shade and visit the Museum too. She painted beach rocks she had carried up the hill the day before.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Beach Houses


oil 9x12 For a closer look and purchase info click here. Last month we camped for a few days at San Clemente State Beach. It was a "paintcation" and our granddaughter, Emily joined us. First morning we had a heavy mist, so we painted under our awning. Emily painted her cat, Daisy in acrylic.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lemons, Roses & Cherries


oil 12x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. I used the neutral vase show off soft or bright yellows and deep reds. These are floribunda roses from my yard.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tractor Sun & Shadow


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. Painted from my photo reference taken at Amy's Farm. I really enjoy painting tractors, especially with patterns of light and shadow. To see other tractor paintings, go to "labels" below, and click on "tractors."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Weed Pickin'


oil 8x8 inches Not for sale. For a closer look, click here. Mr. Richard Bumann graciously allowed me to take pictures of him while he weeded. Painted from my photo reference taken on a spring visit to historic Bumann Ranch, Encinitas, CA. Thank you to artist Rita Pacheco for inviting me to join her on this unique plein air opportunity.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cherries In A Japanese Dish


oil 4x4 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. A teeny tiny painting for a day with a teeny tiny time to paint.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cat Nap


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. This Amy's Farm cat had found a cool shady spot for her nap. Dappled light challenges me every time, but it's worth the effort for the interesting patterns of light and shadow.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Apricots


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. Apricots from a gigantic old tree. The blue bowl's influence on the fruit and shadows made this plein air still life especially interesting to me.

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Tractor In Back


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. I guess I'm drawn to tractors. One day I drove around the Wilder area taking pictures of tractors. There were plenty and they were loved. They were on display in the front yards. One even had Christmas lights. This tractor was just a few steps from where I was staying on the river. Of the four paintings I did in Idaho, this is my favorite.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Snake River


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. I painted this on location, but reworked it quite a bit in the studio when I got home. Thankfully, TSA left my paints alone in my suitcase, but this painting arrived home with a scrape down the center. Maybe they stuck something down into my panel carrier between the wet paintings or pulled the paintings out. There's no way to know. In any case, fortunately I had planned to finish this one at home anyway. It was a hot day on the river, and hopefully you get that feeling from the painting.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Turquoise Truck


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. Painted in Wilder, Idaho along the Snake River.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Seashore & Tulips


oil 12x9 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. A pretty warm day even for the beach, I hid under our awning for this one. Mother's Day tulips from my grandkids...is this a still life or a seascape? Hummm.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Beach Stroll


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. In May we camped for a few days at Moro Campground in Crystal Cove State Beach. I squeezed in a couple of paintings, this being the first. That wet sand color can be very illusive, but I'm happy with my color here. We'll have a high of 104 degrees here today. This beach scene looks pretty good!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Toy Tractor


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. The day I painted Shady Spot at Amy's Farm, I took some shots of this faded toy tractor. I toned my canvas with Thalo Red Rose and Indian Yellow, which I think helps to unify the scene.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

A Shady Spot


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. This is a plein air piece from Amy's Farm in Ontario, CA. A little water fountain under an arbor.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Junior The Patriot


oil 8x8 inches Not for sale. For a closer look, click here. This is a surprise painting for a Facebook Friend who also happened to be a sweet and spunky first grade student in my classroom long, long ago in another lifetime it seems.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Berry & Brushes


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. That was a really big juicy berry.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Demo With A Lemon Wedge


oil 8x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info, click here. This is a demonstration painting from June for the Westlake Village Art Guild. The evening demonstration included a delicious dinner and an enthusiastic audience. They have invited me back next January to teach a three day workshop, and filled the workshop that evening! I'm very much looking forward to it! IN OTHER NEWS: If you'd like to learn how to paint in oils or improve your skills, I have openings in my upcoming September 9 and 10 workshop here at my studio in Upland, CA. For out of towners, lodging is only six miles away in the quaint college town of Claremont. To sign up or find out more, email me at karenwernerart@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tea & Oranges


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. Not your usual mug, this flat sided cup came from Stash Tea Co. many years ago. My favorite part of this painting besides the complimentary color scheme is the half-submerged tea bag. That was fun to paint!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

All Her Eggs In One Basket -SOLD


oil 12X12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. A friend gave me these lovely eggs from her backyard chickens so I could paint them. I added a couple of white ones. I worked on this piece over three sittings and enjoyed every minute. I wish you could see it in person. The camera did not pick up the color shifts in the eggs as subtly as they are conveyed in the painting. A serene piece that I'm very happy with. Thank you, Sandra Sue for sharing your eggs with me.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

New Shoes For Charlie


oil 9x12 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. In June some of my painting buddies and I painted out at a horse ranch in Rancho Cucamonga called Baker Scudder Farms. Charlie is my friend, Martha's horse and he happened to be getting new shoes that day, so he was reasonably stationary for our painting session. I used shots on my iPhone to paint the human who moved a LOT! Thanks to Martha, Baker Scudder Farms and Charlie too. It was a great morning painting with my buddies. IN OTHER NEWS: I have two spaces available in my September 9&10 Workshop here at my studio in Upland, CA. For more info email me: karenwernerart@gmail.com

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Rainbow Rose


oil 10x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. A rose from my yard. Roses are a challenge, but I'm happy with this one.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ban-Berry


oil 6x6 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. This painting is named after a pie on the menu at Polly's Pies. Very yummy!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sweet Stack


oil 10x8 inches For a closer look and purchase info click here. I painted this on National Donut Day. The glazed on the bottom gradually caved in causing it to lean a bit minute by minute. Just like the leaning tower of Pisa.