Sunday, December 29, 2013

Original oil painting Times Square New York by Karen Tarlton

Times Square New York

It's almost 2014 - Wow!
I always think of Times Square and remember
so many great moments with family and friends in the city!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Wild Elephant and Brand new Bluebonnet landscape original paintings by Karen Tarlton

Wild Elephant

Wild Bluebonnets and Barn

Wow this month has flown by.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!
Here are a few of my latest creations.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Original oil painting Longhorn Portrait by Karen Tarlton

Longhorn Portrait

Brand new 12x24 original!
I am working a very large custom longhorn right now for a collector in Texas.
If I can get a good image I'll post it for you to see.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Original oil painting Roosters by Karen Tarlton

Rooster Strut and Rooster Dance

Just got a new shipment in of lovely gold plein air frames too, so let me know if you need 
a pretty frame to go with your artwork!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Original oil painting Wedding custom painting by Karen Tarlton

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I love painting special paintings for gifts for the holidays!
Painting lots of custom works for gifts for you all.
It makes the holidays so special to give a gift of art!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Original Starry Night palette knife fine art cityscape by Karen Tarlton

Starry Night Skyline
Yes it is Van Gogh inspired of course but a Starry Night scene is so much fun to paint!
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Original oil painting Winter Sunshine by Karen Tarlton

Winter Sunshine

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I love the first snow of winter! We just moved from Southern California to the east coast so we're looking forward to it!
All the leaves are down and the trees are ready to glisten with some prismatic color!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Original oil painting Colors of Autumn Rain by Karen Tarlton

Colors of Autumn Rain
Sneak preview.....listing tomorrow
Well I do LOVE the Autumn color.
But I just finished getting rid a huge pile of leaves as big as my house last week
and today there are at least that many on the ground again.
Oh well, lots of raking will happen again :)
Its worth it for the inspiration the few weeks of color bring!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Original oil painting Colorful Lion Portrait by Karen Tarlton

Colorful Lion Portrait
I finished this one recently and is just about dry!
It will list in the morning so here is your sneak preview :)
It's been a busy month!
Painting custom works and works for Etsy
as well as moving into a new studio!
It's all set and up and running now!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Original oil painting Autumn Birch Tree palette knife fine art by Karen Tarlton

Birch Tree Canopy of Color
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I just finished this one inspired by
the lovely autumn color all around me here in Virginia.
It's getting colder every day and the leaves are about half dropped
and starting to lose their glorious color.
This one will last forever!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Original oil painting Mr. Kringle by Karen Tarlton

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The spirit of the holidays! 
Look for this listing in my shop soon

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Original oil painting Provence Blue Window by Karen Tarlton

Provence Blue Window
Colorful flowers in a sunny window
all dressed in blue shutters -
always make me smile
Many homes in Provence have added charm.
I have blue shutters on my house just like this
and I do think they add just the right touch,
especially when the window is bursting with flowers!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Original oil painting Holiday Angel by Karen Tarlton

Holiday Angel in Oil

November is here!
I'm feeling the holiday crunch so please let me know
early if you have any painting requests
that need to be delivered in December.
This one hasn't yet been nabbed and is brand new!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Original oil painting Sunset Harbor Boats by Karen Tarlton

Harbor Sunset Sailboats
Colorful water and sky
It's Fall and all the colors of Autumn
deliciously swirled into
the sky and reflective ocean.
Missing the beach a bit :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Original oil painting Mother and Child at the Beach by Karen Tarlton

Mother and Child
A new beach scene with a sweet child.
Memories of my babies at the beach are so much fun to paint.
Lots of thick interesting texture on this one.
You can check out more details in my etsy shop!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Original oil painting Christmas Angel by Karen Tarlton

Just finished a brand new custom painting for a collector!
Christmas Angel

The holidays are on the way
so let me know if you need a custom painting soon.
I get very booked up in the next two months and hate to turn
folks away but there is only so much time in a day :)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Original oil painting Wild Lion Portrait by Karen Tarlton

                                                                  Wild Lion Portrait

This is a new favorite!
The Majestic one just off the easel and real thick paint
sculpted with palette knife.
Close up below:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Original oil painting Bourbon St. French Quarter New Orleans Night by Karen Tarlton

Bourbon St. French Quarter Night
Sneak peek preview - it's 
listing tomorrow!
You can almost hear the soft Jazz sounds in this 
romantic, New Orleans original.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Original oil painting Autumn Harvest Vineyard by Karen Tarlton

Autumn Harvest Vineyard
I love Autumn 
The colors are beginning to change
the weather is lovely and cool
and I am looking forward to
breaking out some sweaters and coats 
and a pair of fuzzy warm boots soon.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Original oil painting Studio painting day - hummingbird by Karen Tarlton

 All set up and back to painting some colorful animals!
I must be extremely right brained 
because I love to paint with my left hand behind my back,
completely out of the way :)

 Finished up the latest Longhorn which needs to dry.

 My studio - mate Sandi, hard at work.
It's so wonderful to paint alongside her!

The latest new 6x6 mini Hummingbird Dance just listed!
Hummingbird Dance

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Original oil painting Angel by Karen Tarlton

Angel of Mine

One of my Angel paintings is featured on this blog:

I learned a lot about the history of angels
and many spiritual philosophies which is very interesting!
Thanks so much Sister Kathleen :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Original oil painting Times Square Rain

Times Square Rain
I love the city at night 
when it's all a glow
in reflective rain
clean and fresh and ready
for anything!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Original oil painting Delightful Daisies by Karen Tarlton

Delightful Daisies
More new paintings drying on the easel right now!
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Original oil painting Sexy Peacock palette knife fine art by Karen Tarlton

Studio in Crystal City is all set up!
It so great to be painting in this space.

Here is the peacock sitting on the easel drying:
Sexy Peacock
(He'll be dry in about a week)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Original oil painting Pumpkins for Fall by Karen Tarlton

Little dancing pumpkin painting 8x10
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Wow I can't believe it already October and still so very warm.
I'm in sandals and a sun dress today and it's so sunny.
So my pumpkins are happy not to have to bundle up :)

I promise to get some photos of my new studio up on my blog soon.
Still setting up shop and moving in furniture and!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Original oil painting Spring Angel palette knife fine art by Karen Tarlton

Spring Angel
Brand new and just dry and listed :)
Both my angel daughters are in college so
as an empty nester
I paint little angels - always in my heart!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Original oil painting Bees a Buzzing 20x24 custom commission by Karen Tarlton

Bees a Buzzing
20x24 Sold custom painting

Rich color, movement and whimsy
painted for a collector

When Winston Churchill was asked to cut
funding for the Arts in favor of the war effort,
he simply replied, "Then what are we fighting for?"

Art to brighten your life and color your soul :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Original oil paintings Farm Animal Cows and Bull by Karen Tarlton - custom commissions

Original oil paintings 12x12 custom commissions - SOLD

These were painted for a collector
in my colorful, whimsical impasto syle!

Contact me for your own special work.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Original oil painting Flowers by the Sea by Karen Tarlton

Flowers by the Sea
We have left the beach and are now city living in Virginia.
I'm excited to be back and am looking forward
to watching the leaves change color soon!
I just visited my new studio and it is fantastic.
I should be moving into it soon
and will post photos.
First studio tour will be in October :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Original oil painting Fall Pumpkins by Karen Tarlton

Fall Pumpkins

I just listed this little September painting.
Someone said it looks like the pumpkins
are happy and dancing and I guess they are!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Original oil painting Villa by the Sea by Karen Tarlton

Villa by the Sea

Flowers, sailboats and a room with a view. What more could I ask for?
It's pouring rain where I am right now
and I'm just happy it's not flooding!
I hope to find a bit of sunshine soon :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Original oil painting Paris Spring Rain by Karen Tarlton

Paris Spring Rain
Well this is another summer of moving for me and so alas...
no vacation. I'm thinking I'm not alone in this no vacation this summer thing
so just remember
Sometimes a memory or a vision can take you away.
And it's the simple things in life that bring joy.
This painting is from a past Paris trip, memory.
I hope you enjoy!
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