Wednesday, December 5, 2018

San Diego Starry Skyline painting by Karen Tarlton palette knife fine art impressionism

t's not only the color thing that thrills me, it's the texture. Lots of broken color helps leave a soft coastal impression I think.
"San Diego Skyline Morning Haze" 24x24 ~karensfineart.net


close up below

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Rainy Love and Sunflower oil paintings by Karen Tarlton fine art impressionsim

A couple new favorites.
I can't believe it's already December and off we go.
I'm delighted to paint for so many of your Christmas and holiday gifts......such a joy.



Monday, November 26, 2018

Colorful and whimsical animal paintings, horse and cow by Karen Tarlton

I'm a busy painting little elf this month.....working on all of the wonderful folk's holiday gifts for my collectors.  Thanks for trusting me with that and I do enjoy painting for you.
Check out the new fun animals in my Etsy shop!


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lake Como Italy Reflections painting by Karen Tarlton fine art impressionism

I have a smaller (study) version of this one as well.
This place is lovely and so it deserves a large version.

Lake Como Italy Reflections
24x36
Oils/ palette knife

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Autumn Serenity painting palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

Every time I paint a colorful fisherman painting, my heart experiences an intense feeling of calmness and peace. I know exactly that this feeling comes from the relaxed atmosphere of this serene landscape and it's beauty is intensified because of this sense of calm. 

12x16
Autumn Fishing Serenity

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Original oil paintings by Karen Tarlton - Key Bridge - Sunset Cliffs Sunrise - palette knife fine art impressionism

Two new favorites in many shades of blue and coral.

The quiet of morning brings a moment 
of peace and serenity into a world of noise.

Sunset Cliffs Sunrise
20x24

Key Bridge Morning Reflections

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Many new prints on canvas by Karen Tarlton - Etsy artist in oil

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. "
~Hedy Lemmar

Sometimes I'm sad to see them go so I put them in print!
Two new sold paintings now in print on canvas


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Original oil painting Holiday Angels palette knife fine art by Karen Tarlton

To wake the soul by tender strokes of art... 
~ Alexander Pope
Two new 8x8 festive angels almost dry and listed.



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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Violin Girl paintings by Karen Tarlton palette knife impressionism

Two new favorites are finished.
THE PAINTINGS:
This is part of my "Women in the Arts series". I varnish coffee stained violin sheet music on a primed canvas and then add layer upon layer of first acrylic and then oils. I allow some of the sheet music to show through, where the paint is just thinnly glazed with oil, so that you see some of what it is she and I are so inspired by....the music! It takes a lot of time to paint these figurative paintings but I enjoy every second of it and love the results! I hope you do too.



12x16
Violin Lesson
Oil and mixed media on canvas

8x8
Violin Melody
Oil and mixed media on canvas

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Original oil painting landscapes and waterscapes by Karen Tarlton fine art palette knife impressionism

"If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all." - Michelangelo


"Central Park Autumn Love"
24x30 x 1.5"


"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"
12x16 x 3/4"

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Lion oil painting by Karen Tarlton palette knife impressionism

Our shared values define us more than our differences. And acknowledging those shared values can see us through our challenges today if we have the wisdom to trust in them again. ~ John McCain

12x16
Lion

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Orleans and Angel painting by Karen Tarlton fine art impressionism in oil

Angel of Joy
9x12

New Orleans Starry Night Moon
12x16

PAINTING:
 From a white canvas, I begin to see old New Orleans emerge with pure oils. I used some cad red and cad yellow in this one for added punch. I decided all palette knife and no brush as a knife seems to better suit New Orleans. Good Jazz music and lots of vibrant color.

INSPIRATION:
I have had many requests for more New Orleans French Quarter paintings and promise to try to keep painting more. This city is like the Paris of our country. Everyone who has ever been there loves it and some of the best people are from New Orleans. I love its antiquity and architecture, soul and charm. It is a joy to paint....hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sunshine landscapes lavender and woodland paintings by Karen Tarlton palette knife impressionism

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. ~ Joan Miro

Two new favorite landscapes for summer....

12x16
Woodland Morning Light


12x12
Lavender Sunshine

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Switzerland lake and cat painting by Karen Tarlton palette knife fine art impressionism

Inspired by my recent trip to Spiez where I hiked the Alps and fell 
in love with the sweetest little cat.
Lots of happy animals and people there....amazing place.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

French Country Lavender painting by Karen Tarlton palette knife impressionism



The below painting was inspired by my recent trip to Burgundy
region of France.
Such light there that you can't see in the photos but I display
in my painting and such a calm, peaceful place.
Lovely and plenty of wine and "proper" cheese with each meal :)





 12x12
 Lavender sunshine

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Central Park NYC paintings palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

Two new paintings since my visit to NY last week.
The most unusual and surrealistic spot in NYC is Central Park

 20x24
Just a Stroll in the Park

16x20
Gapstow Bridge
SOLD

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