Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Crystal History


Crystal History   oil 12x16 inches
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I used one of my photo references for this piece.  A few years ago my husband dropped me off on the side of Pacific Coast Highway to paint this view.  I was just uphill from the Shake Shack safely behind a guard rail.  (If you aren't familiar with the history behind Crystal Cove's cottages, it's worth a Google.)
I painted for about three hours, and in just a few days the painting sold.  This one is for sale unfamed, but I have a beautiful custom white with silver lip frame available for purchase if you like. A very "beachy" look!  

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Apples & Friends -SOLD


Apples & Friends  oil 6x6
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I painted this quick little piece as a class demonstration.  You can't beat painting still life for learning how to render the 3D form of objects.  It's very possible to paint simply and directly with a large brush and still get a realistic look.  No need to noodle away with tiny brushes! 
I'm getting ready for our Christmas celebrations, so in case this is my last post before Christmas, Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Thank you for your interest in my work, and may your New Year be a healthy and happy one!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Slice Of Life


Slice Of Life   oil 6x6 inches  

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I painted this one as a class demo back in June.  At this point, I hardly remember the details of that day!  Life has had its ups and downs since.  I'm sure it's the same for you.  Some slices of life are sweet, and others are tough to chew and hard to digest!  No matter what, we can choose to be thankful and make it a good day. 


I just opened up two Paint The Lively Still Life 2 Day Workshops: Feb 5 & 6 and March 5 & 6, 2022.  These are located in my studio in Upland, CA.  If you're interested, email me at karenwernerart@gmail.com for more info.