Saturday, October 10, 2020

Studious Bird

 

Studious Bird  oil 8x8 inches
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What a switch from my last post!  Dark and traditional.  I have a small collection of ceramic and glass birds.  I think of all the animals in creation, I find birds the most fascinating.  With little tiny "bird brains," they navigate their migration without maps, build intricate nests and protect their young.  They FLY! (I mean, think about that for a few minutes!)  One of my reocurring dreams is that by flapping my arms I can lift myself above ground and float wherever I want to go.  Do you ever sit outside just to quietly watch and listen to birds?  

Friday, October 9, 2020

Magic Shoes

 

Magic Shoes  oil 8x10 inches
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And now for something different!  This was an experiment in invented color.  I used a triad I would normally never use:  viridian, alizarin and lemon yellow.  All very cool in temperature, yeilded an icy looking painting.  

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Lucky Lemon

 

Lucky Lemon  original oil 12x12 inches
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Status and a Meyer lemon from our yard with the addition of some grocery store flowers.  A cheerful painting!  I have the perfect frame for this piece.  Email me if you'd like to purchase it framed.  karenwernerart@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Visiting Crystal Cove

 

Visting Crystal Cove  
 a plein air painting in oil 9x12 inches
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This is the last painting done during my February camping trip at Crystal Cove,  My backpack had nearly washed away in the morning, but I felt I had gotten a pretty good painting.  I ate my sack lunch and settled in on this building which is part of the visitors center.  While working I noticed this man (probably a volunteer with Crystal Cove Conservancy) walking around inviting children to come and do a craft. I remember hearing the appreciation of the mothers and excitement of the children showing what they had done.  The gentleman sat down just long enough for me to add him in, with a little head in the opposite chair.  If you're familiar with this scene, you'll know that the staircase leads up to the Shake Shack on PCH.  I hope this painting brings up your own memories of Crystal Cove.