Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year to You

I like this quote.

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."  ~ Bill Vaughan

If that doesn't inspire, there are the wise words from Bob Marley...

"Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be all right."

I wish you a very happy, healthy and creative 2015 and thank you for your support and friendship.

Cheers  ~  Karin J

Sunday, December 28, 2014

"Summer Camp"

13 x 6"
oil on panel

A nice reminder of those warm, summer days.

Email me if you are interested in a purchase.

Friday, December 26, 2014

"Greener Pastures"

6 x 6"
oil on panel

Back to work.  I had a wonderful Christmas, hope you did too.

Homemade beef stew and biscuits, double-chocolate brownies for dessert.  

From the Art Institute of Chicago, women studying John La Farge's 'Paradise Valley' in the American Art Gallery.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Just a reminder - I have a few calendars left...

purchase your Wall Calendar 'Days at the Museum'


Tuesday, December 16, 2014


5 x 5"
oil on panel

I needed a sweet, positive image to paint today and this darling woman just embodies goodness.

From Atlanta, Georgia.

Friday, December 12, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 145"

4 x 4"
oil on panel

A new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


6 x 6"
oil on panel

Inspired by the Christmas reds and from a good friend's photo, taken at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy - a visitor admiring Raphael's 'Madonna del Cardellino' or 'Madonna of the Goldfinch'.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

"Humble Abodes"

6 x 6"
oil on panel

Home Sweet Home in Natchez, Mississippi.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

My 2015 Calendars are Here

I made up two this year - the smaller Desk Calendar called Dog Days was created for me and they're so cute I ordered more.

Here is the larger Wall Calendar titled Days at the Museum - with 12 reproductions of my original paintings of people viewing art. 

Opened up, the Wall Calendar measures 11 x 17-1/4".   To see the full calendar, click here.

I will donate the profits from the sale of the first 20 to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, a cancer hospice here in Atlanta.

These SOLD OUT quickly, more are coming.

Here is the smaller Desk Calendar titled Dog Days.

These SOLD OUT quickly, more are coming.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"200 Faces, No. 144"

5 x 5"
oil on panel

I've had a frustrating painting week with a couple of wipe-offs.  Rusty I guess.  Too tight.  And the way to climb out of that is to paint a mugshot.  It's been a while, I don't know why, it's one of my favorite subjects and I'm so, so happy with this new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.