Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Original oil painting Boats at Sea palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton


Today I wanted to paint boats again because they relax me,
comfort me and give me peace of mind (as long as I'm not actually on one but painting it)
but these I painted last week and they are now dry and listed!
Today I worked on some bees which will list next week and a very large commission
for a collector.
will post progression photos soon!

Boats at Sea

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Original oil painting The Lion palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

The Lion

We went to the National Zoo this morning and headed straight for the Big Cats area
The majestic one was dozing in the sun but did sound off a few roars for us, 
which was spectacular!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Angels - Angel with Butterfly and All Dogs go to Heaven by Karen Tarlton

All Dogs go to Heaven

Angel with Butterfly

Sometimes I do wake up in the middle of the night with a thought suddenly in my head. Inspriration from I don't know where, but since I can't paint at 2 a.m. I just go write it down.
(My husband is used to my pitter paddering around in the middle of the night now.)
In the morning, there it is, like a note from the heavens....paint this! Anyway here are my latest.
The dog one may have been inspired by my Maggie, pushing her way onto my pillow the other night but whatever it was, HERE THEY ARE!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Original oil painting Nyhavn Copenhagen and Spring Romance by Boat by Karen Tarlton

A lovely and inspiring place to visit!
I'm painting at least one painting from my favorite places
from my trip to Sweden, Denmark, Norway and England last month.
Here is the first one just completed.

 Nyhavn, Copenhagen

The painting below was inspired by all the rain we've been getting here in Virginia.
The flowers and trees love it but I think we need a boat!
Spring Romance by Boat

Monday, May 12, 2014

Original oil painting Sweden's Finest Flower by Karen Tarlton

A new Sweden inspired painting.
The prettiest flower in Scandinavia are these tulips.
We traveled all over Sweden, Denmark and Norway and it was cold yet these beautiful
flowers were there, chilly or not, and the color so striking!

Spring Tulips

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Original oil painting Angel with Butterfly - Mother's Day inspiration by Karen Tarlton

I am so lucky to have the best Mom in the world.
I had her in mind when I painted this one.
She loves butterflies and is a free spirit 
I am sure you can feel the love in this one :)
Have a beautiful, inspiring Mother's Day!

Angel with Butterfly

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Original oil painting Wild Horses by Karen Tarlton

If I could I would live on a ranch with lots of different animals
but I would especially love riding the wind with these animals.
They are magical and wonderful animals.
Love painting them in a thunderous wild race 
in broad strokes of rich, buttery oil paint.

Wild Horses

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A few new favorite original oil paintings owl portrait and Bluebonnet Sunrise by Karen Tarlton


Cheerful, colorful and whimsical.
Life is too short for art to be anything but joyous!
I hope you have a sunny day
and  laugh out loud as much as you can today!
"The earth laughs in flowers" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, May 2, 2014

Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton Spring Tree Blooms inspiration, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, D.C., Virginia

Spring Tree Blooms

Spring inspires me!
We recently returned from visiting many beautiful gardens in Europe.
Sweden and England bloom with beauty in May :)
 Virginia Dogwoods

Beauty is everywhere this time of year.
Enjoy the day!
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