Sunday, January 27, 2019

January ART Challenge: week 4

Fourth Week of this challenge with four days to go~! 
Various media consists of: 
acrylics, charcoal, oils on various grounds consisting of:
 canvas panels, woodslice, paper, and rock!

Monday, January 21, 2019

January ART Challenge: week 3

I almost forgot to post last week's Art!  Better late than never, and here it is all in one photo collage. They were done day by day, in various media.  For all 7 days' details, visit my Instagram account.   Allaprimalady (@karensfineart) • Instagram photos and videos

Sunday, January 13, 2019

January ART Challenge

 WEEK 2 of 2019 January ART Challenge
A variety of media was used in the past 7 days' art.   
Acrylic was used on the cat,  floral, abstract, and rock.  Pastels for the Indian guy, and Oils on the scenes: Monument Valley, and Hawaiian beach.
For sure it Is a challenge to do this everyday, but an enjoyable one!

More details on my Instagram page.
Allaprimalady (@karensfineart) • Instagram photos and videos

Sunday, January 6, 2019


FIRST WEEK of 2019 JANUARY ART Challenge which I do every year both: for the fun of it and the challenge!

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Monday, December 31, 2018

A Thanksgiving New Year's Eve

2018 has been a phenomenal year of sales in all my medias: paintings, painted rocks and scarves.  Below is a sampling of some of them. Never one to brag about sales, I feel led to make mention of them at this time this final day of Dec 31, also to give God the glory and due thanks!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

  1. A Family Portrait Story

Actually, every artwork tells some kind of story, or perhaps ought to.  In a number of my paintings, I've used images of a family member or more that captured my aesthetic interest, other than using as a regular portrait. 
Here are just a few to begin with; I will be posting more of these in future blogs.

"My Reflections" Acrylics on Wood..   (the one on left) with sister Pat as inspiration-model.
On the right is: "Galaxy Girl" Acrylics (and some pastel work) on canvas board, using granddaughter, Silvia's face

"Uncle Jake and Aunt Rita"  Pastels on paper
you guessed it~ this is my Uncle Jake and Aunt Rita! some real down-home country folk who had a farm in Ypsilanti, MI.

"Rainbow Fairy"  Acrylics [with pastels] on board.
Again, using Silvia's expressive face on my fantasy fairy.
And this time she is very happy!

"Earth Child" Mixed Media consisting of pastels and acrylics on hardboard.
This time I used Silvia's younger sister, Esther as the sleeping baby of "Earth Mother".  
Earth Child bloomed as the center of a flower overnight in a wheat field

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sometimes I like to randomly sketch in the evening while relaxing on the couch, especially if I didn't get any Art done that day.  On this particular night as usual I had the lights dimmed, but felt I had enough light to do a simple colored pencil drawing.  Later I realized this altered the colors somewhat; for ex: the green pencils looked like blues, and what I thought was fleshtone was actually yellow!
Whats more, the day after I discovered the drawing was done upside down in the sketchbook!
The important (and good) thing here is I "like" how it turned out and enjoyed the process.

UPSIDE DOWN  (In Sketchbook, that is)

Monday, April 4, 2016


Semi - Impressionist Abstract Expressionist
10 x 10 acrylics on hardboard

"Hues of Summer"

Sunday, April 3, 2016


 18 x 10 hardboard panel which I pretextured with modeling paste, let dry, then gessoed.  
2. Preliminary application of specially mixed oil colors & Liquin; left to dry again. 
3. Today the crowning touch of drybrushed highlights!
1. "sketch" in Modeling Paste
2. laying in basic values, etc.

3. Final depiction of: "FURY"

Friday, January 30, 2015

Sonoran Sunset

Final day of challenge! I thought a sunset would be fitting, so this one ended up in the desert.  6 x 8" Oils on canvas. Really had fun with this one, almost just 'happened'.

  oils palette and color list