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Creating a life with art

2 SAILBOATS IN THE HARBOR11x14 Printby Karen FieldsAs I make my way along the path less traveled in my art career, I am trying to weave a life of beautiful art recorded on canvas. It's my art. This is what I was meant to do with my life. That's all.
by Karen Fields on Mar 19, 2014

Trees in the Morning

Here’s another huge oil painting of the redwood forest–Trees in the Morning, 48″ x 36″. I’ve been skirting the line between realism and impressionism/fantasy–making choices about whether to paint the trees as they...

Peaceful Forest

Here is Peaceful Forest. The light of the low sun permeates this redwood forest. Unlike a lot of my forest paintings, which are from the vantage point of below, looking up, this one is looking straight ahead through the trees. Because of that, I thin...

Powerful Redwoods

Here is “Powerful Redwoods,” one of five small redwood forest paintings I’ll be shipping out from my studio in California as soon as they’re fully dry. They’re on their way to RiverView Gallery in Havre de Grace, MD, whe...

Study of Her Majesty

As I was painting this, I kept coming back to the thought that this beautiful redwood tree standing alone in the bright sky with its branches splayed out elegantly all around it, haloed by light, reminded me of a figure of royalty: A tall, proud que...

Sweet Beach Seascape Original Painting by Karen Fields

HARBOR SUNSET12 x 16 x .5" Original Acrylic Painting on Canvasby Karen FieldsSometimes it's nice just to have a sweet little calming original painting in your home office or kitchen space. An original painting can lift your spirits and give you a bit...
by Karen Fields on Feb 6, 2014

2 Oil Studies of Redwood Trees

Two small studies completed today–both of these are potentially to be used as the basis for future larger paintings. It can help to work out all the problems and decisions of a painting in a small study first, then when I go to paint the larger...

What is drying on my easel?

BIRDS ON THE VINE18 x 24 x .5"Original Acrylic Painting on Stretched Canvasby Karen FieldsReady to make your room happy! This painting will brighten your days and bring you joy. I promise.
by Karen Fields on Feb 5, 2014

Red Trunks

I’ve finished the second of at least 4 paintings I’ll be doing in this large-scale size: 48″ x 36″ oil on birch wood panel, 2″ deep with the painting continuing on the sides. Like my last painting, Forest Light, I planne...

Beach House Original Painting 16x20 by Karen Fields

BEACH PATH16 x 20 x .5"Original Acrylic Painting on Stretched Canvasby Karen FieldsLiving in Florida for over 20 years has been wonderful. I never get tired of the beach and the calm, peaceful views. My family takes trips to the beach several times a...
by Karen Fields on Feb 1, 2014

Pink Lake House Original Painting by Karen Fields

PINK LAKE HOUSE16x20x.5"Original Acrylic Paintingby Karen Fields...
by Karen Fields on Jan 31, 2014

California Coastal Original Painting 20 x 20

CALIFORNIA COASTALOriginal Acrylic Painting20 x 20 x 1.5" Gallery Stretched Canvasby Karen FieldsThird in a series of bohemian chic beach paintings, this one is inspired by my love of the different textures in the beach landscape. A beach lover will...
by Karen Fields on Jan 25, 2014

GLORIOUS FLOWERS MIXED MEDIAOriginal Mixed Media Acrylic Painting12 x 16 x .5"by Karen FieldsA new and fresh original mixed media painting using decorative papers to create bold and beautiful color on canvas. Please click on a photo to go to my websi...
by Karen Fields on Jan 24, 2014

Tree Farm Landscape Painting 24x24

 TREE FARM LANDSCAPEOriginal Acrylic Painting on Stretched Canvas24 x 24 x 1.5"by Karen FieldsI have just completed my second Tree Farm landscape original painting. It's a beautiful abstract painting with vibrant colors and shapes. I have added...
by Karen Fields on Jan 22, 2014

Forest Light

I am using the small color studies I’ve been doing as references for larger paintings now. I am planning several 48″ x 36″ paintings–here is the first. Forest Light. The scale doesn’t translate in photos, unfortunately,...

California Beach Bungalow Painting

WHITE BUNGALOW ON THE BEACHOriginal Acrylic Painting 24 x 18"by Karen FieldsSecond in a series of landscape paintings, this one is so vivid and luscious to see. Working with the patterns and composition gives me joy. I hope you like this one. Thank y...
by Karen Fields on Jan 16, 2014

Original Bohemian Girl Painting

ONLY AS MUCH AS I DREAMOriginal Collage Mixed Media Painting4x12x1.5by Karen FieldsThank you for viewing my artwork. This is an original and very unique piece for that special little spot maybe in your home office, yoga studio, nursery, or little gir...
by Karen Fields on Jan 13, 2014

Lone Tree and Milky Way

This oil painting, Lone Tree and Milky Way, is reminiscent of my large-scale work Twin Trees and the Milky Way in both theme and color palette. This little tree stands alone on the apex of a hill with the universe spread out before it. Its roots go...

Beautiful new mixed media collage painting

IMAGINE FLOWERS MIXED MEDIAOriginal Painting with mixed media cut paper  16 x 20"by Karen FieldsNewest painting just off the easel. The use of interesting patterns and new color combinations are intriguing me to create newer and more abstract ca...
by Karen Fields on Dec 15, 2013

Verdant Tree of Life

Here is my recent painting, “Verdant Tree of Life.” Verdant was the first word that came to mind when it was finished because the tree’s canopy is so thick and lush. The colors in the branches and roots are also glowing with life, t...


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