Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Original oil painting Harbor Boats Three by Karen Tarlton

Harbor Boats Three

Something beautiful about boats waiting to sail.
I hope everyone is having a beautiful, colorful holiday season!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Original oil painting Provence Sunflowers and Lavender by Karen Tarlton

I know it's winter but sometimes
you just need a little patch of sunshine
to keep you warm
during the storm!

Sunflowers and Lavender

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Original oil painting Windswept Angel by Karen Tarlton

It's already mid December!
Just one more week to ship paintings
in time for holiday delivery so don't delay!

Windswept Angel
Palette knife in oil

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Original oil painting Winter Snow Dance Portrait by Karen Tarlton

Winter Snow Dance
This has been my busiest season and it's nothing but fun.
Timely too since I'm now a empty nester, painting has become my focus
and painting holiday gifts for you all these past few months has been 
a joy.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Original oil painting Angel Hugs by Karen Tarlton

Can't seem to keep this in stock for you all for this month, but doing the best I can
with my angels guiding me!
Hugs to you all and hope somebody deserving gets this special painting for Christmas :)

Original oil paintings Wreath and Poinsettias by Karen Tarlton

It's already the first week in December!
Time is flying by for me, so many paintings
and so little time :)

check them out:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Original oil paintings Santa and Christmas Angel

 I'm busy as a little elf this month, painting holiday gifts for you!
We are running out of time it seems.
Two new 12x12s that are just about dry!

You know what happens every time a bell rings don't you?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Original oil painting Christmas Angel by Karen Tarlton

I love the words from Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. "I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year." Listing now, "Christmas Angel" almost dry ~ 
12x12 in oil/palette knife

Contact me if you have an angel request,
An angel always makes a great gift and there is still some time left
to paint, dry and ship your own special angel.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Original oil paintings Sunset Sailing and Autumn Fishing by Karen Tarlton

Red Sailboat Sunset

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have several new favorites that are just finished 
in time for the holidays!
Art is the perfect unique gift and I am always 
happy to paint for you!

Radiant Autumn River Fishing

Friday, November 21, 2014

Custom oil paintings and pet portraits by Karen Tarlton

It's the end of November so Christmas is just around the corner.
The perfect unique gift is an original oil painting portrait
of a four legged friend.
Let me know quick if you need one, oil paint takes time to dry!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Original oil painting Angels by Karen Tarlton

 Time for some angel love!
These two are listed now and working on a few more for the holidays.
I hope they inspire, bring joy and and light.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Original oil painting Urban Rain by Karen Tarlton

Urban Rain
Oil/palette knife

close up below
Winter is approaching and it's starting to be time to think about a unique gift
for that special friend or family member.
This is a new favorite just recently dry!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Original oil painting Angel of Goodwill by Karen Tarlton

I really do believe the world needs 
many more angels in it, and I'm doing my best to contribute!
They symbolize love, joy, hope, healing and much more.
Enjoy, and I hope it makes you smile, if nothing else.
Angel of Goodwill

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Original oil painting Poppy Fields by Karen Tarlton

Poppy Paradise

This Veterans day, I can't help but think about how
fortunate we are in this country. 
We owe everything to our military, we really do need to thank them
and honor their spirit and dedication.

Look at my husband and I back in the day.....has to be 20 years ago.
He's still a hero.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Original oil painting Paris Twilight Romance by Karen Tarlton

Paris Twilight Romance

This is a new favorite Paris painting that is brand new and listing.
Like Audrey Hepburn said, "Paris is always a good idea."

Monday, November 3, 2014

Original oil painting Sunflower Love by Karen Tarlton

Sunflower Love
Oil/palette knife

I can't believe it is already November 
Somehow Autumn is on the way out and Winter on the way in so quickly this year!
Working on some winter scenes this week, and holiday commissions of course.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Original oil painting Chicago Skyline Starry Night by Karen Tarlton

Chicago Skyline Starry Night

Just listed this brand new work and it sold, maybe next time I'll paint something like it a bit larger!
My husband ran the Chicago Marathon a few weeks ago and I went 
along to support and was very inspired by this amazing city.
Unique water ways and views and architecture and of course food!
More new works here:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Original oil painting Wild Horses custom commission by Karen Tarlton

SOLD 24x48
Painted on Commission
I've been so busy with comissions for people lately and most pretty large!
Blue is a great backdrop for these.

If you would like your own custom work
in time for the holidays don't wait too long!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Original oil painting Autumn Birch Tree Strand thick palette knife by Karen Tarlton

Autumn Birch Tree Strand

I love Autumn and watching the leaves turn gold, orange and red,
get crisp and fall from the trees like colorful rain drops.
The weather is cooler and dryer and
Mums are blooming and pumpkins seem to be everywhere.

This past oil painting of mine is available in print in several sizes!
Have a beautiful October.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Original oil painting Winter and Autumn Landscapes by Karen Tarlton

I'm gearing up for some colder weather!
I love the seasons and welcome Fall with all it's color
and winter as well. Warm blankets, hot chocolate and fires with a good book.
Can't wait!

First Snow
Autumn Stroll

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Original oil painting palette knife fine art Rain Dance in Red Boots by Karen Tarlton

I feel like dancing in the rain today!  Just in a great is good.
I hope this whimsical little painting brings a smile!

Rain Dance in Red Boots

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Original oil paintings Angels by Karen Tarlton

There is so much crazy and worry in the world that
it gives me nothing but joy
to paint these love, hope and joy angels
every once in awhile.
I hope they bring a smile.

Autumn Angel of Light

Guardian Angel

Monday, October 6, 2014

Original oil paintings Central Park New York Autumn by Karen Tarlton

I have two brand new New York paintings inspired by Central Park from my last visit a month ago.
We stay fairly close to the park and my husband is a marathon runner, so while he goes for miles
and miles, I run/walk/jog stop to sketch and photograph
this amazing place.
Yes I like the Gapstow Bridge area best!
And here are my creations.
I hope you enjoy!

 Autumn Central Park

Central Park Morning

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Original oil painting Autumn Vineyard by Karen Tarlton

Well it's already here - the season of color.
It's chilly today and the leaves are turning gold and already falling from the Mulberry and 
great Oaks in my backyard.
The Dogwoods in the front are turning crimson and getting ready to soon drop too.

Even the vineyards turn glorious colors in October and it's pure joy to see it!

Autumn Vineyard
Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Original oil painting Autumn sunflowers by Karen Tarlton - palette knife impressionism

I bought a bunch of these to paint a few days ago
and there is something about these beauties
that can lighten a gloomy mood and brighten a cloudy day!

 Sunflower Duo

Single Autumn Sunflower

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Original oil painting New Orleans Jazz Rain by Karen Tarlton

This is a brand new New Orleans colorful work just dry now.
Lots of broken color, bold and bright, just like the city!

New Orleans Jazz Rain

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Original oil painting Portrait of a Tiger by Karen Tarlton

Lions and Tigers and Bears (oh my) are all listed
in my Etsy shop!
I got a thing for the big Cats!

Original oil
Portrait of a Tiger

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Original oil paintings Sailboats sun and Moon by Karen Tarlton

“hark, now hear the sailors cry, 
smell the sea, and feel the sky 
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic...” 
― Van Morrison

 Moon Light Sailing
Calm at Sunrise

Moody, colorful, light inspired nautical works.
I have the ocean on my mind :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Original oil paintings Wild Horses, Football and Rain Girls by Karen Tarlton

Into the Light
Like ghosts these beautiful creatures move effortlessly and I love painting them.
This one has a soft and more ethereal feel.

 Facing the Storm
This was painted for a collector specifically to use
for a poster for VaGirlsSummit at George Mason-
girls are stressed out and feel the need to be perfect and this painting
hopes to show them facing the world head on and says "you are doing enough right now" in bold,
colors and strokes of paint.

The Running Back

Well each of these has a unique story.
Football has been in the news a lot lately and on my T.V. as my husband is a huge fan,
and I don't much understand the game but I do appreciate the athletes and always
seem to see a potential painting in just about everything.

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