Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Ocean"

6 x 6"
oil on panel


My first idea for O was Oreos but they're off limits for a while.  I dream about them though.

From the beach on Hilton Head Island, a lucky woman reading a good book as the Atlantic Ocean provides a soothing background sound.  It is a new addition to my series A to Z.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Nocturne"

5 x 7"
oil on panel


One of these days, or nights, I'll travel around and take photos for a long-desired series of nocturne paintings.   This new piece is an addition to my series A to Z.

From a quiet alley late at night in Savannah, Georgia.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

"Marble"

5 x 10"
oil on panel


It isn't really easy for me to choose what to paint every day, but once I have a path or theme, I'm on it.  Like this series A to Z - I have no idea when I start my day and proceed to browse the thousands of photos I've taken for years until I zero in on a couple of possibilities.  Then I think which one do I have the desire to tackle today.   This series makes me think, it forces me to paint faster and looser and I play with different formats and use panels I've set aside for a long time.  All a good thing. 

From the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, years ago, when 'Tiber' was loaned from the Louvre.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

"Legs"

8 x 6"
oil on panel


A new painting adding to my series A to Z - a pair of legs walking around a flea market in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Kline"

12 x 4"
oil on panel


A new addition to my series A to Z - women with a Franz Kline abstract in the Art Institute of Chicago.


detail


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Joey"

6 x 6"
oil on panel


How could I resist Joey for J for my series A to Z.

Our 4 year old mini-pin/rat terrier/lamb/cow mix, Joey.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Industrial"

4 x 12"
oil on panel
sold


I'm back to painting in my spankin' clean studio - with this new addition to my series A to Z.  I played with a different technique, using a white ground rather than black,  painting different values of a grey-umber then scratching and washing and wiping out areas.   I love it.

From the industrial district outside of Seattle, Washington.




Thursday, April 9, 2015

"Hot Dog"

7 x 4-1/2"
oil on panel
sold


I loaded on the paint with a palette knife for texture and richer color - very fun to do and good practice.  My palette is empty and that's a sign to take a break and give my studio a good spring cleaning and watch some baseball.  Preferably with a hot dog.    I'll be back soon with the rest of the series.

A new addition to my series A to Z - a Ballpark hot dog with mustard and relish, just the way I like it.






Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Golf"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


It was a pleasure to really loosen up with this new addition to my series A to Z.

From Aiken, South Carolina.





Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"A Visit to the Rabbi"

6 x 10"
oil on panel


New and available thru Edward Montgomery Fine Art - a quiet visit with Marc Chagall's 'The Praying Jew', which hangs in the New Modern Wing in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

"Sunday Best"

8 x 10"
oil on panel
 
 
New and available thru Edward Montgomery Fine Art - a woman dressed for such an occasion as 'A Sunday on La Grande Jatte'.   George Seurat's famous painting can be seen at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Frogger"

5 x 5"
oil on panel
sold


I did get out my small brush today for our resident creature we call 'Frogger'.  What a darling.

And the newest addition to my series  A to Z.


~ Happy Easter




Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Easter Lilies"

8 x 8"
oil on panel
sold


E for Easter Lilies - a new addition to my series A to Z


~ Happy April


Monday, March 30, 2015

"On a Lark"

9 x 11"
oil on panel


I have my personal favorites in the Art Institute of Chicago - 'The Song of the Lark' by Jules Breton is one of them.  A picture says a thousand words...

Back when the movie 'Monuments Men' was premiering, Bill Murray, a part of the cast, opened up during a promotion gig about the painting saving his life.  You can read about it here.

Please click here for a larger view and purchase information thru the Edward Montgomery Fine Art Gallery in Carmel, CA.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

"For the Love of Monet"

10 x 10"
oil on panel


A woman reading the details of Claude Monet's 'Irises', from the Art Institute of Chicago.  This new painting is available thru the Edward Montgomery Fine Art Gallery.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Drive"

5 x 5"
oil on panel
sold


D for Drive - a golfer practicing his chips on a driving range on Hilton Head Island, an addition to my new series A to Z.




Friday, March 20, 2015

"Crossword"

6 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


C for Crossword - a weekly obsession of mine to complete the New York Times Sunday puzzle, at least by the following Sunday.   This new painting is part of my new series A to Z.


~ Happy Spring


Monday, March 16, 2015

"Beach"

5 x 7"
oil on panel
sold


This addition to my new series 'A to Z' could be Boy in a Bathing Suit at the Beach.  I simplified it.





Saturday, March 14, 2015

"Airport"

8 x 6"
oil on panel
sold


I've been working on a series of paintings that require a bit of loosening up, little flits of movement added, which is fun and tricky.  I've been backing off and using a wide brush to work at it even though the panels are 5 x 7's.  And I'm thrilled with the paintings so far.

Then, as I was working on my website, I came across an alphabet series I had done about 10 years ago and thought I'd keep up the looseness with an new series 'A to Z'  - starting with A.  It's all good exercise.

From Chicago's O'Hare airport, a gentleman waits for his Delta flight.






Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"A 10"

8 x 10"
oil on panel


A bit of news - my paintings will be on the west coast again, at Edward Montgomery Fine Art  in lovely Carmel, California.   I fell in love with Carmel on a stopover a couple of years ago, on our road trip to San Francisco.  

This new painting should arrive at the gallery around April 10th.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

"Coffee Pod"

5 x 7"
oil on panel
sold


A gentleman nestled in a booth with his newspaper and coffee in Chicago.




Museum Hours Show Catalog

I created this catalog for my current show Museum Hours....






This soft-cover book is now available thru Blurb, details can be found here.

Monday, March 2, 2015

"200 Faces, No. 147"

5 x 5"
oil on panel
sold


To catch up - my show's reception, this past Friday night at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, was great.  A good crowd, I met people who have followed my blog for years and many new admirers.  And I sold three.  Yay.  If you want to look over the paintings in the grouping, please click here.  Thanks to all who took the time to come by.  

I also was invited, as a guest artist, in a group show with a gallery I greatly admire, that takes place in June.  They gave the artists three words as the theme, which I've been pondering all weekend.  Oh the possibilities....

Getting back to warming up today, a new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.




Friday, February 27, 2015

"The Violin Lesson"

8 x 10"
oil on panel


My small solo show opens tonight with a reception at the Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery here in Atlanta - titled Museum Hours.  This painting is one of twelve in the grouping - from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, a close gathering in front of 'The Old Violin' by William Michael Harnett with 'Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth' by Martin Johnson Heade.

Please join me tonight if you're able, I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A good chance to buy one of my paintings at a great price is coming up this Saturday the 28th, at the Morris & Whiteside Auction's Fine Art Collection.   The event is taking place in The Red Piano Gallery, in Hilton Head, starting at 2 pm and for those who are interested in participating, but can't be there, you have several options for bidding, which I'll explain below.

Here are my three paintings included in the auction.


12 x 8"
Lot #52



 10 x 10"
sold



9 x 12"
Lot #70 
Live internet bidding is available thru Invaluable.
If you prefer to place an absentee bid, please click here.
You can also arrange an absentee bid with Ben Whiteside by calling the gallery at (843) 842-4433.
Thank you for participating ~  Karin J