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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Painting Sale

Special pricing from Feb 1 until Feb 14 - all paintings still available on website will be 1/2 price plus shipping and $10 for packaging. I am revamping my art studio and website. Please email me at karen.oliver (no spaces). This does NOT include paintings in shows or galleries (first come/first served).

The Spirit Of Nature Reflecting

"The Spirit Of Nature Reflecting"
12" x 12" Oil on Gessobord

I haven't painted on Gessobord for a long time and forgot how smooth and slippery it was. I really enjoyed painting this one with the early morning colours as the mist was lifting. The photo reference was along the Eagle River in Sicamous, B.C.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Long Pose

"Long Pose"
12" x 12" Oil on 1 1/2" thick canvas with painted sides (framing not required)

The still life reminded me of how difficult it is to be a model posing for artists and how setting up a still life lets you have all the time you need.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Heart Filled Journey

Heart Filled Journey
Oil on canvas with thick 1 1/2" painted sides (no framing needed)
24" x 30"       #20012119

The painting reference is from one of the many hikes I do with my ladies hiking group annual get away. Our time together is always filled with laughter, a lot of talking and sharing, good food, wine and beautiful vistas.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Siesta Time

"Siesta Time"
16" x 20" Oil on canvas

HAPPY NEW YEARS to you. To the artists, I wish you an exceptionally creative year. To others interested in painting, I hope you find plenty to feast your eyes and find treasures you enjoy every day.

I have continued to add to my boat series. This one is based on fishing boats that were resting in the mid day sun in Spain. This painting is quite textural and I learnt a lot trying to work with thick paint and not getting to detailed in our studio class with Doug Swinton.