Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nostalgia and the LA County Fair

oil 16x20 Here's "Nostalgia" hanging in my booth in the Millard Sheets Gallery at the LA County Fair. Rarely do I go back into a dry painting and make changes, but this time I did. I "finished" the painting in January, but friends in my painting group brought to my attention that a few of the objects did not read right. So last night I addressed the problems. Once I got into it, it was a lot of fun to just make subtle changes here and there: define the glass knob and tag hanging from it. Change the temperature of the window frame shadow, and add some highlights to the flowers, etc. I played with it. The January version is below. (Click on image to enlarge and compare.) Also below, I love the statues in front of the gallery, so thought I would share this pic with you. It's all hustle and bustle on the fairgrounds. Opening day is August 30th!


  1. Hi Karen. Great showing at the fair!

    There was one painting that caught the eye of this special girl in my life. I want to get it but I didn't want to do it with her there and knowing. It was for $250 and was smaller on the corner of the table. Pictured were fruit in a pewter cup/goblet if you will. I couldn't find it in your gallery online.

    1. Hi Maverick, Thanks for your comment. I will try to figure out which painting you are referring to. Meanwhile, please email me, because I have no contact information for you! My email is


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