Friday, May 20, 2011

Grazing, Chino Hills-sold

oil on canvas panel 6x8 inches

We'll be heading home from Sedona tomorrow morning. Today we drove up to Jerome, an old mining town, now a funky artsy historical and magical place. Wow! There were a million things to paint, and the sun was out!!! I didn't get a chance to shoot my truck painting so I offer the above painted from a photo on my laptop inside the Sedona Art Center yesterday afternoon when a few of us took refuge from the hail. The reference photo is from hills just a few miles from home. I was painting with Lisa McDill that day when 1800 sheep came over the hill. What a sight!

Our workshop ended today with a great critique from Jennifer. Below you can see my work laid out on a board. All in all, it was a great experience painting in good weather and bad, meeting artists from other parts of the country, and learning from such an accomplished painter.


  1. Karen, I have enjoyed your adventure, along with Martha. Your painting, in spite of the weather, was great. Much appreciated.

  2. Looks like you had a fun time despite the weather. I took a workshop with Jennifer in March in Arizona also and had so much fun! She is certainly inspirational and a fun artist to be around. Love your work also!

  3. Really great color and composition.

  4. I loved reading about your adventures, and your paintings look great!

    We drove through Jerome years ago. I remember that the fronts of the houses came right up to the street, and all the backs of the houses were on stilts. Even the garages were on stilts. I wondered I'd anyone ever drove through the back of their garage and went crashing down the cliffs.

  5. this painting is excellent. I'd never know that you weren't standing there.
    I am SO looking forward to Jerome and the beautiful scenery in Arizona.
    I hope my paintings are as successful as yours.
    Beautiful work.


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