Monday, March 30, 2020

New painting, "Hope"

10" x 10" watercolor   $125
In this time of social distancing, I think we all need hope.  I've really had to dig deep to get myself out of the blues, and I know many of you might be in the same boat.  Thankfully, I'm back to feeling good again, mentally.  If you still are struggling, my advice is to reach out to friends doing FaceTime calls or I discovered a Zoom app that is fantastic for big groups of people.  The other thing that I'm doing is taking one or 2 walks per day, trying to schedule them when the sun is the brightest. Vitamin D is so healthy for us!  But I really believe that the thing that made the difference for me, was exercising to a Facebook site, Planet Fitness, with the trainer, Erica.  I can't keep up with her at this time, but I'm hopeful that each time, I will get better and stronger.  It's free, and has a connection with TV show, The Biggest Loser.  Who knows?  Maybe I will lose a few pounds too, but the main reason I'm committing to this is that it helps my mental health.
Now, let's talk about my painting.  This is a watercolor color study , using only 3 colors: WN raw umber, Hobein Pyrole Orange, and WN Antwerp.   The process is shown if you look back at my blog on Sept. 1, 2018.  Or you can type in "color studies" in the search box at the top of my blog and that will bring you to all posts that involve color studies.  Adding words makes it really difficult and I fly by the seat of my pants for that.  Have a great week everyone, and be safe; stay home!


  1. Thanks, Karen, for your encouragement. We've been doing Silver Sneakers on YouTube, lots of variety and a really cute guy to look at! it's unseasonably hot here in Florida so we have been able to get in the pool for water aerobics, too. I'm having a hard time getting motivated to paint, though. I'm picking away at cleaning and organizing my art room, maybe once that's done I'll pick up a brush. Stay well! Jan

  2. Hi Karen, I am excited to have discovered you and your wonderful abstracts. I recently watched your video on color mixing with the 3 shapes and finished with the wire oeople. I tokk notes on entire video and have started my painting. I really would like to view the video again but cannot find it anywhere. Could you please tell me where I can go to view it. Thank you.



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