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Descanso Rose Garden Pathway

February 8th, 2009

Descanso Rose Garden Pathway
8 x 10 oil on canvas on board
Available for sale.

This painting has evolved through the years. It started as an oil sketch a few years ago, but I put it away, dissatisfied. Today, with a few miles under my brush, I took it out again and revisited the subject. I’ve noticed differences in how I paint certain subjects. I’m more aware of color in shadows, and I tend to paint masses of leaves and flowers rather than just individual blossoms. I’m more likely to change the scene from “what is” to “what could be.” And I am more inclined to simplify and not to put in every bench and bud if it doesn’t add to the composition. The painting is wet so I had to filter it a little bit to get rid of all the distracting specks from the indoor light. When it’s dry I’ll either scan it or take it outside on a non-rainy day and shoot it in light shade or indirect north light. Which is to say, it’s a bit crisper than this.

If you’re interested in this painting, please write. My email is at the top left of this blog.

7 Comments »

  1. You are clearly a very talented artist, and I just wanted to thank you for sharing your art paintings with us.

    Comment by christian — February 9, 2009 @ 5:32 am
  2. I love the warm feeling of this.

    Comment by Casey — February 9, 2009 @ 7:29 am
  3. Isn’t that a pretty one. It looks especially nice since we are having all this much needed rain making our days so gray.

    Comment by Timaree — February 9, 2009 @ 10:51 am
  4. Great painting Karen! I think the colors are beautiful!

    Comment by Leslie Saeta — February 9, 2009 @ 12:14 pm
  5. My what a beautiful place to take a stroll. well painted
    Pete,Theartbrush

    Comment by Pete,Theartbrush — February 9, 2009 @ 4:26 pm
  6. Karen, I like all your work, including the last three. For me, this one stands out. I think it is the mix of warm and cool colors. Certainly the composition works also, and I like that bit of foreground detail in the flowers.
    I too have gone back to paintings I did years before, and found that looking at them, I can see areas that I can now do better. This in encouraging since it makes real my progress, which of course, day to day, is not often that apparent. And then when I go ahead and make the improvements, it’s very satisfying. Glad to see you have done this too.

    Comment by Bill — February 11, 2009 @ 9:47 am
  7. The work is beautiful. calm, peaceful in quality

    Comment by jay — July 9, 2009 @ 2:48 am

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