Sunday, December 30, 2018

Original oil paintings by Karen Tarlton Giraffe portrait and Lavender landscape palette knife impressionism

These are new palette knife and oil works.  I used Cad reds, winsor yellows and blues. I again played with the cool against the warm colors and these have great texture too.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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

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
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. 

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

Key Bridge Morning Reflections

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Central Park paintings palette knife impressionism by Karen Tarlton

Two brand new Central Park Autumn paintings
almost dry.

I just love Gapstow Bridge; it's my favorite location in the park.

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.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Waterfall Tapestry of Color original oil painting by Karen Tarlton palette knife fine art impressionism is so quietly woven through our ordinary days that we hardly notice it.
~ John O’Donohue
16x20 "Waterfall Tapestry of Color"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Violin Girl paintings by Karen Tarlton palette knife impressionism

Two new favorites are finished.
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.

Violin Lesson
Oil and mixed media on canvas

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"


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


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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

Angel of Joy

New Orleans Starry Night Moon

 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.

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....

Woodland Morning Light

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.

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