Thursday, November 24, 2011

Original oil painting - Rooster - palette knife fine art by Karen Tarlton

Happy Thanksgiving Rooster
For over twenty years I have squeezed my professional art career between taking care of babies, cleaning my house and cooking masterful meals, and somehow, even on Thanksgiving, I find time to paint everyday!  My paintings always begin in my mind, sometimes while I sleep, so I do a lot of mental painting first. 
My daughter helping me bake!
My other daughter helping bake pies!
This morning, while I was making my Thanksgiving meal prepartations consisting of baking 2 delicious pies with my daughters, chopping vegies and herbs and peeling potatoes, I  thought of several new paintings I want to start this afternoon!  Now that my turkey is in the oven and everything is ready for dinner, I get to paint for a couple hours.....yeah!  My youngest is singing, practicing for a musical audition, and oldest doing homework for college.  My Dad and husband are watching football (and I'm inturrupted by the occasional yell or moan).  The house smells fantastic, with the heartwarming scent of gingerbread from my Mom's cookies now baking.   I love Thanksgiving.

I'm so blessed and so very happy to be here enjoying every moment of this day with my family and I hope all of you have a wonderful day with loved one as well!


  1. happy thanksgiving , and gosh! you're too young and very cute!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Oh no those girls are not me! They are my teenage daughters! But yes they are very adorable!

  3. Oh, then happy to meet them and i must say they're extremely beautiful, and cute... like their mother!!!
    I like your style, dear, you're unique!!!


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