Saturday, April 30, 2011

Weekend in Monterey California!

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." One of my favorite movies!
My husband loves to run so he's running another marathon. I help him pick his marathon locations. This time we're iin Monterey for him to run the Big Sur! What a beautiful place. He'll have some scenic views on his 26 miles and I'll go home with some great visions for paintings!!!!
It's pupping season in Monterey! The seals are laying all over the beach trying to get warm and the pups are adorable!!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Warm Glow of Night - Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton



Bold, chunky paint and radiant color light this one up! Getting ready for another weekend trip to California. Going to beautiful Big Sur! My husband is running the Big Sur marathon. He's excited. I'm just going to soak in the beauty, take snapshots and maybe paint a few pochades while he runs like a mad dog.

Soon I'll list some finished beach scenes. I have San Diego surfers and Santa Barbara coast scenes already in the works from last weeks trip!

Thanks for checking in and come back soon!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Karen Tarlton Original oil painting - New Orleans Bourbon St. Jazz



Spring Jazz fest is just right around the corner. A time of excitement in New Orleans. Here my reflection on a late night stroll after all the buzz has subsided, and all you hear is the sexy, soft hum of the sax.

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures". ~Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Karen Tarlton Original oil painting Lake Como Italy

Bellagio Lake Como



Beautiful Italy! I love this place. Lots of little touches make me happy about this, lamps and little boat on the lake. Listing this one's dry and ready to ship!

"Great art picks up where nature ends". ~Marc Chagall

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Karen Tarlton Original oil painting - Fall Forest



I'm back from California! We went to about five Universities in CA up and down the coast! Walked at least ten miles a day touring them all. My daughter is so lucky to have so many great choices!

I did miss painting and blogging! I just varnished this large painting today so it is dry and ready to ship. I love these colors and lots of rich texture so it has a real touchable quality!

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Karen Tarlton Original oil painting - Romance Landscape - palette knife impasto


Title: Autumn Melody Together


Brand new and still a bit wet but available for purchase!

Beautiful color and rich thick paint. I backlit the trees in a soft silvery grey. Really makes the reds and yellow pop and buttery palette knife movements add depth and wonderful texture.

Click on image to go to my store where there are more details and many other paintings to view!

I love these two quotes and they seem to suit my prolific style:

"I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious." ::: Andrew Wyeth ::: "When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time." ::: Cy Twombly :::

Thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Original oil painting impressionism - City Rain - by Karen Tarlton

City Rain



One more rainy inspired painting for April!

April is my birthday month and I celebrate all month! My actual birthday is earth day the 22nd, but I like to think of it as a month long celebration of living one more year!

I'm delighted Spring is on the way and am getting ready for a little Spring break to take my daughter to check out all the Universities she got into next week!

We'll be in Berkeley, Davis, San Diego and LA at all the most amazing campuses.....wish I were going back to college! I'll take lots of photos and hopefully produce some great California inspired paintings when I come back.

I have a few more days to paint and post!

Happy Spring!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rainy Romance Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton

Another in my Rain Dance series

Available for purchase as soon as it's dry!

Soft and sophisticated....this sweet little painting is soon to be listed on Etsy but can be purchased anytime!




Sold on commission

I love, love painting rain paintings! Prismatic, abstract background in rich impasto, palette knife oil paint. This painting was recently finished and I am currently working on a larger rain painting for the same collector.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Karen Tarlton original oil paintings - impressionistic palette knife art

Italy Vineyard Blush



sold on commission

24 x 30


A few of my recent Italy works!

I love traveling to this country and love the paintings it inspires!

Many more in the works and check out my links to the right to see what is dry and available for purchase now!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Karen Tarlton Original oil painting -Equine Horse art

Title: Cowboy Impression



Title: Horse Play

Size: 12x16


Two brand new palette knife paintings with a western motif! I'm more and more inspired to paint cowboys and horses now that I'm living in out west in Nevada.

I love the colors in "Horse Play" you almost can't see what it is unless you really look!

Hope they make you smile!
"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression." ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Bird Song

Size: 20 x 20........SOLD


Wow the weather was spectacular here today! My allergies are raging though as everything is blooming! I love to listen to the birds, cut blossoms to arrange in vases and paint them!

This painting is 100% nature inspired and I love the soft palette and rich texture and hope you do too! Many new small paintings in the works so stay tuned......if you don't know where to purchase this painting....

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Powerful Three

Title: Powerful Three



"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your barefeet and the wind longs to play with your hair." ~ Kahlil Gibran

I love painting many things, but wild Mustangs are among my favorites! The power and energy emerging from these animals is joy to capture with a knife. This painting is available for purchase! City Lights Gallery, Las Vegas, NV The Arlington Arts Gallery, Arlington Virginia Galerie Severn, New Orleans Louisiana The Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery Alabama SAC's Gallery, Montgomery Alabama KR Designs, Fort Myers,FL The Arteuropa Gallery, San Diego California

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