Monday, July 18, 2016

Inspired Painting

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am not posting regularly on my blog this summer. I am getting back into painting and teaching my granddaughter (Beep) to paint as well. She is 11.
 
Last week, Beep and I were looking at contemporary art and it's creators. We happened upon a British artist -  Yvonne Coomber. We fell in love with her paintings, and they inspired us!
 

"Summer meadow" by Beep
Acrylic on canvas 
 
 
 
 
Yvonne Coomber
 
This week, we are exploring the paintings of Gustav Klimt, Austrian symbolist painter, and Vasily Kandinsky, Russian abstract painter and art theorist. Circa 1900.
Hmmmm..."Tree Of Life" or "Squares With Concentric Circles"?
 
Stay tuned!
 
Thanks everyone for your kind comments on Beep's painting last week. She was very proud to have it showcased on my blog, and thrilled with the comments.
 
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Art By Beep

 
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am not posting regularly on my blog this summer. I am getting back into painting and teaching my granddaughter (Beep) to paint as well. She is 11.
 
Beep's first painting -
 
Abstract birch trees
 Acrylic on canvas
 
 
 I think it's fantastic!

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Triumph

I used to be an artist. I used to paint. I made my living with my paintings. Then one day, I sat down to paint, my hands trembled, and my eyes played tricks on me.  There was something seriously wrong!  I went to my doctor. A few months later, after many tests..."they" gave me  the answer, you have Multiple Sclerosis.  My painting days were over. I took up photography, I could still make pictures. I was happy with that, but not content.
 
I haven't painted for 7 years since the diagnosis. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a canvas, and some paint. I retrieved my brushes that I had tucked away lovingly...all those years ago.
 
I sat down and I painted, I painted this. Not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. Nothing like I used to do...but it's a start, and for someone that has intention tremors, and vision problems, (blurred and often double vision), it's not half bad.
 
 
 
 A small triumph.
 
I am taking time out from my photography blog to paint. I am also teaching my granddaughter to paint, she spends her summer school vacation days with me. 
 
So for now, I will not be posting much on this blog.
 
Cheers,
Karen
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Oriole Family

 
Every spring, Baltimore Orioles stop by the feeders in my yard,
for a yummy snack. This year I managed to get the whole family!
 
Female Baltimore Oriole

Male Baltimore Oriole
 
Juvenile Baltimore Oriole

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