Monday, December 30, 2019

Animal paintings by Karen Tarlton - Elephent art and Cow painting - palette knife fine art impressionism in oil

"What day is it?" asked Pooh
"It's today" squeaked Piglet
"My favorite day!" said Pooh
"Cute Cow" 16x20 ~

                                                    "Cute Cow" 16x20 ~

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New Orleans Starry Night painting by Karen Tarlton

Seems sudden but it's already November and the deep freeze is hitting the country
and the countdown to end of holiday shopping time has started.
I've  started commissions already so don't delay as it takes time for oil paint to dry!

New Orleans Starry Night

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Wine series oil paintings by Karen Tarlton

Just finished these two....part of my wine new wine series
inspired by my local wine maker's request for 
an appropriate artsy label.

This one below is going on his new Red!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Angel of Hope painting by Karen Tarlton

I'm working on new angels this week!
Time is flying by as it's already soon October so if you need a custom painting message me soon!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Colorful Bear painting palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

“Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.” – James Rollins
12x12 "Colorful Bear" ~

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Angel Hugs painting by Karen Tarlton palette knife impressionism

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by
embracing one another. ~Luciano de Crescenzo

Angel Hugs

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New Orleans painting, palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

This one just listed and is a new favorite cityscape.
I don't often paint this large but every once in awhile.......
I am in the mood to paint big!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Baseball painting palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

As American as baseball and apple pie!
Two new Grand Slam paintings in 8x8 and 8x10.
Hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Desert Moon and Jar of Flowers painting palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

When your heart speaks, take good notes.
~ Judith Campbell

Garden Gems

Desert Moon

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Vineyard landscape and Lavender landscape by Karen Tarlton palette knife fine art impressionism

I love the lovely tapestry of color that seems to be woven through rural landscapes.
Plein air painting was my thing for over 10 years because I love the way the colors seem richer and brighter outdoors.
Hope you enjoy this new one.

Lavender Field

Monday, June 10, 2019

Southern Comfort and Venice Magic paintings palette knife fine art by Karen Tarlton

Every life has a purpose. Share your story and you may help someone find their own. 

                                                                       Venice Magic
Oil on canvas
 Southern Comfort
oil on canvas

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Coneflowers and Guiding Light Angels by Karen Tarlton Etsy artist palette knife fine art impressionism oil painter

“Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.” ~ Einstein

Sunday, May 5, 2019

"Every day holds the possibility of a miracle." - Elizabeth David

Check out some of my latest......

"Angel of Light"

Sunflower Joy

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Giverney, Honfleur and Beaches of Normandy painting palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

I just finished my Normandy, France trio and am delighted to finish them. It always cements my memories when I get them down in paint on canvas. 

Water Lily Reflections
 Honfleur Waterfront

Woman Waiting

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sunset Night paintings by Karen Tarlton palette knife fine art impressionism

             It is the painters of color who hold in their            hands the destiny of light” ~ Yves Bonefoy

When the Sun Goes Down

A Kiss in the Rain

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Rhino painting palette knife fine art rhinocerous by Karen Tarlton

I just love rhinos and these two look great as a pair.
No dull browns in these whimsical paintings....just clean color.

8x8 Rhino Run

8x8 Rhino

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Palette knife painting workshop by Karen Tarlton in San Diego, CA

Karen Tarlton will be teaching a 3 day workshop on Palette knife Painting at Live Your Art Studio in Carlsbad, CA. Sat, July 13th through Monday 15th, from 10 am to 1:30. This class is appropriate for all skill levels.
Let's paint with vibrant color! Three days packed full of incredible demos, group painting, and instructional time, all with a palette knife and oil paint.
Karen will help you to paint not only what you see, but also what you feel, in a free, spontaneous, and more expressive way. Karen will teach you how to get playful with your knife strokes, get fantastic color and movement, but most importantly, inspire you to paint with your heart. If you would like to reserve your spot please write to Karen at: or go to her facebook page events to reserve your spot!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Paris Romance painting palette knife oil on canvas by Karen Tarlton

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway

Paris Romance

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pretty Peacock painting palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

I've been painting so many birds this week!
I have my new little bird feeder out in the garden and am inspired by the
little wonders everyday.

"Pretty as a Peacock"
will be dry soon!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lion painting palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

Just dry this lion.....king of beasts!
Super thick paint and expressive swirls of rich paint
make this lion colorful and painterly, just the way I like :)

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Elephant painting palette knife fine art impressionism by Karen Tarlton

There are so many animals I'm fond of but this one is very special.
People are so difficult. Give me an elephant any day.

"Elephant Friend" 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Lily Pond Serenity painting by Karen Tarlton palette knife fine art impressionism

This painting is a new favorite and it just sold to a favorite collector :)
12x16 "Lily Pond Serenity"
There is something so peaceful about a lily pond.

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