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More Colour Blocking

We're home again now, I love a quick trip to see my parents.Progress on this one looks like it is going slow, but I have to paint several layers of the same colour over each other to make it opaque. I added the white waves and shadow on the ground to...
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 26, 2014

New Work

I'm a little bit obsessed with this little thing called Instagram. I can't help myself, but I keep looking at other artists progress, process and everything in between and become completely overwhelmed with what I want to achieve. It does my head in...
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 24, 2014

Tuesday's Progress

Re-working some of the ocean today, I painted out some of the people on the shoreline that I didn't like.So I hate to say it, and it's only Day 2, but I actually miss my boys a little bit. The house is so quiet, and for a little minute I found myself...
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 23, 2014

Solitude

I had a whole day in the studio today, no interruptions, nothing! The kids are away and I ditched the housework. I had no guilt of trying to get everything else done before my painting started, no little mouths to feed and no ordering little ones aro...
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 22, 2014

Into The Sun

This painting truly gives a feeling of the enormity of the giant sequoia trees. Looking at it, I can feel my neck craning and my jaw dropping in wonder as this giant tree simply towers above me! This is my latest in the series I’m working on, w...

Tidy House (Paintings in Situ)

Two large paintings from my "Beneath the Surface" Series in situ.
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 18, 2014

Waikoloa Sunset Painting

I started this painting way back in April, just after we got back from Hawaii. I drew inspiration from an actual Hawaiian sunset (see the original photo here) at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the Big Island. I'm so close to finishing it, stay tuned.
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 16, 2014

New Painting and New Business Cards

"Trio" | Acrylic on Wood | 8x8 inchesI love Moo for business cards, they really are lovely to hold and to look at. The rounded corners are pretty special too.Go get yourself some here.
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 10, 2014

2 New Paintings

"Discussion" | Acrylic on Wood | 8x8 inches"Frescobol" | Acrylic on Wood | 8x8 inches...
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 7, 2014

Tuesday

My fave brushes at the moment.I finished a couple of these little ones yesterday and I think I want to frame them in oak frames to give them a finished look. I'm hoping to have some time soon to finish the rest, but I keep finding excuses not to pain...
by Art | Creativity | Life on Sep 2, 2014

Three Giants From Sequoia National Forest

This painting is called “Three Giants,” and is a continuation of my exploration of imagery I picked up in Sequoia National Forest. I aim to show not just a realistic representation of these trees, but also to infuse them with a mood̵...

Sequoias in the Sun

In this painting, Sequoias in the Sun, I chose a palette of turquoise, green, gold, earthy red and deep purple. The air of the forest is soft and misty in the bright light from above. My favorite part of this painting is the rays of the sun burstin...

Summer Afternoon & Bathed in Sunlight

“Summer Afternoon” shows a thick forest lit by glowing sunlight, the sun low in the sky. This painting was made using the same reference photo, which I took in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, that I used for my earlier painting Peaceful...

Majestic Giants

This large-scale piece  is one of my biggest projects of this spring, and in person, it is epic. It makes me feel like I’m really standing in this forest. The painting is filled with a soft, glowing white light. I’ve used artistic licen...

2 Magical Paintings: Deep Roots

These 2 paintings show the roots of a tree growing very deep into the earth. In reality, it’s more common for the roots of a tree to be shallower and spread more widely, right below the surface. However, this art is meant to be symbolic, and I...

Fall Trees & Cherry Blossoms

A few weeks back I posted a snapshot of 4 small studies of fall trees that I had done in acrylics on paper–I’ve since prepared those pieces to display. They look beautifully finished now, framed in elegant “antique white” mat...

Four Tree of Life paintings

These four small studies will be on display at Art Tradition Gallery in Escondido starting on May 1st. They are all acrylics on watercolor paper. I’m revisiting some of my Tree of Life imagery and playing with new ideas that I’ve been bou...

A peak into my studio

I'm working on a painting and a mixed media painting at the same time today. I just put a coating of silk protectant onto my bird mixed media piece and while it's drying, I'm painting the basic shapes and colors for my newest 18 x 24 painting. These...
by Karen Fields on Apr 4, 2014

Bright Woods

Here is Bright Woods, 3′ wide by 4′ tall–about 122 x 99 cm, for those who read in metric. I determined the basic composition for this large-scale painting in an earlier small study (at the bottom of this post)–while the compos...

Lots of Painting Goin’ On

This weekend I finished up ten small studies that had been in progress for awhile. I am almost finished with a 48″ x 36″, and I started a new 30″ x 24″. When those are done, I have plans ready for three more 30″ x 24R...


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