Monday, June 17, 2013

Moving from Traditional to Abstraction!

"Master of the Day"
I painted this while visiting my parents last week.  Mom and I love to paint together, and it's one of the few times that she paints anymore.  We had such a great time!  I'm teaching in Alexandria, MN tomorrow through Friday, and the workshop is "Starting Traditionally, Moving to Abstraction".  One of the first things that I emphasize is to establish the light pathway. There is collage here also, which is my favorite way to paint.  The collage inspires me to create similar shapes, and also to continue in that color scheme.  Since I was raised on a ranch in Montana, this painting brings back happy memories of my childhood.


  1. Hi Karen, Quite Masterful! I think the design is exciting. I particularly like how you incorporated elements that make me think about a farm and roosters crowing. Your light path sets up the composition and it's stunning!

  2. Love this painting and the fact you were painting with your mom! Wonderful!! You are a great teacher. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge with us!!

  3. Hi Karen, this is a wonderful painting, you just amaze me with your creativity and skill. That must be so much fun, painting with your mom.



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