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