Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spring Love Blooms original oil painting by Karen Tarlton

This is Uptown Art in Louisville
They offer classes on how to paint my Spring Romance painting and the
class did a pretty amazing job!
Uptown art offers workshops and classes all across the country 
and there you can paint many of my paintings.
I'm proud of these happy folks....blossoming artists.

And here's a new one I just finished today!
it won't be dry for awhile but I thought I would share.
Spring Love Blooms

Well 3 days left in the art Artiste Wine Label Finals!
I'm quickly falling behind. Down 87 votes and in 3rd place
So I'm hoping to get a few more votes
before I throw in the towel.

Please vote and share to put me in the lead. apps.agorapulse.com Voting ends soon!
Just click on the link and like the page to vote and if I win my art goes on their wine labels!
https://www.facebook.com/ArtisteWine/app_343236642414878 and my painting is Rain Dance by me.........Karen Tarlton
and please spread the word and post on your facebook page, only 3 days left in the contest!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Artiste Contest Finals and new Paris painting

****Thank you for all the support and votes in Artiste Wine label Finals!
Still have many votes to go to win.
I'm a finalist in the Artiste contest. Please vote and share to put me in the lead. apps.agorapulse.com Voting ends soon! https://www.facebook.com/ArtisteWine/app_343236642414878 and my painting is Rain Dance by Karen Tarlton 

This painting is almost dry and just listed for sale
Paris Eiffel Tower Rain

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Peacock palette knife painting by Karen Tarlton

Thanks for the over 100 votes I've recieved from my supporters. I really appreciate it.
If you haven't yet,  I hope you have a minute to vote for me..... I'm a finalist in an art contest on facebook and need votes.
The link might mess up below. If so, please try apps.agorapulse.com Voting ends soon!
www.facebook.com/ArtisteWine/app_343236642414878 and my painting is Rain Dance by me. If it wins I go on Wine bottle labels!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Finalist in art competition - Poppy Field original oil painting by Karen Tarlton

  Vote for me on facebook Artiste wine label competition
I'm a finalist which is exciting but need lots more votes to win.

This new painting is just about dry
Poppy Field Radiance
in oil
I think it would look mighty fine on a wine label too!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Finalist in Artiste facebook wine label contest

Rain Dance is a finalist in Artiste's wine label art contest!
Please Vote!!! go to link and click on "vote for wine label contest"
Thank you in advance!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Provence Poppies by Karen Tarlton

Provence Poppy Story

I admit to putting a bit of brush to this one. 
Sometimes I'm just feeling painterly and bring out a large flat,
but always finish up with my knife. :)

Today was like Spring time!
I am enjoying my dog walking me - it's a good thing she only weighs 20 lbs.

I painted all morning and then worked in the yard all afternoon.
We are not taking this lovely weather in southern California for granted.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Original oil paintings by Karen Tarlton Landscapes and Cityscapes

First Light of Day

San Fransisco Moon
Painted on commission
 What a great city SF is.
Romance is in the air in this place.

"Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise."

Bundle up! Big storms are on us this week.
Snow is falling everywhere.
The bad weather is a good excuse to snuggle up for Valentines Day!

Make your day one about love, color and joy!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Original oil painting Amalfi Italy by Karen Tarlton

Amalfi Coast Italy
Painted from one of my snapshots while hanging out the car window in Italy, near Villa Scarpariello, right on the Mediterranean ocean. I love to travel, and one of my favorite towns on the Amalfi coast is Ravello. Perched on the side of a hill and reaching down to the ocean, this wonderful place offers amazing ocean views. Extra thick, expressive palette knife work and brilliant, whimsical color make this work unique!

Can you tell I am longing to go back to Italy?
It's been to long. My husband can't take any time off work this year
but I'm hoping for another trip next year.
Although time away makes the heart grow fonder they say,
and I seem to recall vivid beauty and imagery from my previous trips still!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Original oil painting Spring tree landscape by Karen Tarlton

Spring Story

It's mid February and almost Valentine's day so I'm thinking Spring and Pink/Red and Rose.
Our crazy weather has left many a bloom confused. One of my fruit trees
started blooming last week when it was warm and now it's dropping in temp....mmmmm
Love Spring Blooms though.
Hope it inspires warmer days!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sunset on the water original oil painting by Karen Tarlton

Sunset on the Water
And fire in the sky right?

I love to paint light on a stream 
rolling toward the sun.

 It was wonderful to have an interview with a blogger 
from Tomilson Photography and design.
Here is a lovely post from her:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Original oil painting Sunset Sailing by Karen Tarlton

Sunset Sailing

We live in southern California on the beach right now.
It's not too shabby. Nice weather and lots to do.
In the past 20 years we've moved 17 times and lived in many different states
This painting is part, California, part Florida and little bit Samoa.
All places I've lived so each painting is a memory of so
many places.
I hope helps you remember a special place and time in your life as well.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Original oil painting Eiffel Tower STarry Night by Karen Tarlton

Eiffel Tower Starry Night

A Valentine inspiration!
Paris memories - so romantic.
Stars and lights and the tower
all lit up at night.
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