Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Original oil painting - Curious Kitten - by Karen Tarlton


Curious Kitten

This richly textured palette knife painting is available for purchase!

I love to paint pet portraits so please don't hesitate to contact me for a commission!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Original oil painting Summer Sunflowers

Sunny Summer Sunflowers

Close ups below

“Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, And life itself exhaling that central breath! Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light”
 Eugenio Montale

How lovely and bright this flower is.....guaranteed to bring a smile!  Thick, chunky oil, almost 3-D as it pops off the canvas.
I'm painting many different motifs right now but all are uplifting and hopefully inspiring!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Original oil painting - Rain - impressionistic palette knife fine art by Karen Tarlton

Rain Couple

"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives." - Albert Einstein

Rich texture and beautiful impressionistic imagery.  I love to capture a moment in time.  My rain couples offer symbolism...shelter in eachother's arms when times are troubled.  We find strength with support of loved ones.  Let me know if you would like your own custom rain painting!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Spring Angel - original oil painting impressionism

Spring Angel

We just got back from Berkeley! Dropped out oldest daughter off in her dorm.  Spent the day decorating it with beautiful images and lovely colorful fabrics to try to make it a home away from home.  I'm feeling very empty nestish so I'll be wanting to paint more angels and birds/nests this week I think. 
I hope they inspire you!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Original painting - Paris - by Karen Tarlton

Paris Eiffel Tower

I love these new little square paintings!  They look great without a frame, especially in a grouping so if you hang three of four together it's a great look.  Here I painted a lovely Paris scene very impressionistic with lots of texture and bits of color throughout the painting.  Pops of teal set off the yellow and draw you in!
Hope it inspires you!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Orleans Jazz

New Orleans Jazz

I haven't painted a New Orleans street scene in awhile and I just love painting this colorful city!  Unique and magically spirited....New Orleans will always be a special city!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mr. Fancy Pants Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton

Mr. Fancy Pants.....................SOLD

Brand new and available for purchase!  This colorful bird is still very wet...dry in about a week!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Karen Tarlton Original oil painting Bees and Flowers of Spring

Spring Bees and Flowers

Bright blue background and swirls of thick buttery paint....so much fun to paint buzzing, energetic bees, which are my favorite insect, besides butterflies, which I also love to paint!  Some of those coming soon as well.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Original oil painting - Paris Rain - by Karen Tarlton - expressive impressionism

Paris Rain

Playing with textures and colors!  I usually paint in much brighter colors everywhere but to achieve a soft rainy effect here I subdued and blurred the background thus bringing the couple to the focal point, drawing your eye right to the pop of red.  I love the romance of Paris!  What a city.
My website: http://www.karensfineart.com/

My Blog: http://www.karensfineart.blogspot.com/


Galleries: 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

Original oil painting Romance Blooms by Karen Tarlton

Romance Blooms

A happy, spring moment painting from my imagination!  These landscapes are one of my favorite scenes and I always think of either our military assignments in the South, like Alabama, or east coast, like Arlington, Virginia and the spring blooming Azaleas and Magnolias when I paint a scene like this.  So lovely and bright with spring color!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Times Square Rush Hour by Karen Tarlton

Times Square Rush Hour

I don't really know where the time goes!  I haven't had time to visit my favorite city in a few years.  When we lived east coast we would go every summer at least once.  I guess I'm missing it so this one is from the heart!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Original oil painting by Karen Tarlton - Late Night City Rain fine art

Late Night City Rain

I love a rainy street scene.  The blurred lights and reflective surfaces so full of color and energy!
This painting is almost dry and available for purchase.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Original oil painting Colorful Cow by Karen

Isn't she lovely?  I love painting whimsical animals with thick, chunky oil. 
It's just now dry so available for purchase!
Contact me for your own special painting.
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