Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A Walk by the Pond

6x8 Oil on gessoboard

Thought I would try something different today...a little abstract painted with a palette knife. I love the palette knife but have a lot to learn! I walk by this pond most days and the colors vary so much, I enjoyed it so I will be trying more of these! I am going on holiday so it will be next year before there will be any painting done. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your holidays!!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Brush Off

6"x6" oil on gessoboard
 These old worn paint brushes had been given the 'brush off' a long time ago. They have been well used over the years and sitting around  the studio, but before I get rid of them I thought they deserved to be painted! I used water soluble oils for this and I am gradually getting used to them. They seem to be more transparent then regular oils and very intense colors so it's just a matter of being a bit more focused when I mix my colors. I think I will stay with them!!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Pear

6"x6" oil on gessoboard

This is a very simple  pear study to try out water soluble oils. I have  been wanting to paint with them for
a long time because there is no need for solvent like traditional oils..clean up is easy with just soap and water.
You can use linseed oil to thin them and other fast drying mediums as well. It will take me a while to get used to them  I still prefer my oils!! I think these could be useful  for travel and plein air painting. 

Friday, 18 November 2016

White Waterlily


6"x6" oil on gessoboard


Back to flowers again!! We have a waterlily pond in town and  I always take some photos when they are in bloom. To me they are the star of the water garden...so delicate and tranquil floating on the surface of the water among the big bright green leaves. Another of my favorite flowers!! I love the way this is in shadow.


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Morning Moments

10x8in Oil on Canvas Panel
$180 + shipping

I  finally got back to painting again! It's been over a month since I did anything.
This is where I often walk in the mornings... the grasses often have a pink hue in the early morning light and it's very still, I love the feeling of peace here!!


Saturday, 29 October 2016

2017 Calendar


My 2017 calendar has arrived! It is available for $20 + $5 shipping. It is all about food and looks good in the kitchen. If you would like to order one you can email me... karenpmj@gmail.com or message me on facebook.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Rose Joy

8"x8"Oil on gessoboard

I started this painting nearly a month ago and have now finished it after being sick with a virus for nearly three weeks!! I am still finding it hard to get motivated to paint...maybe next week! I haven't painted a lot of roses...  this beautiful pink one was given to me by my very good friend so it had to be painted!!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

2017 Calendar


I am happy to have finished the paintings for my 2016 food calendar early this year!!I am usually rushing at the last minute. I will post more about when they will be on sale later.
Even though I enjoy painting food, I am pleased to be able to get on to other subjects!!