Thursday, June 25, 2009

The scorpion

I grew up in South Dakota, and lived most of my adult life in Colorado. So I haven't seen a scorpion until I came here to the desert. My first sighting was two days ago. It was not a big scorpion. I mean, I don't really know if scorpions are usually bigger or smaller than this one, but this one was only about 3 inches long, and maybe one inch wide. A fascinating creature! Pono was the one who discovered it, and fortunately my husband managed to grab the curious dog before his wet nose got too close to the stinger! I think Pono was as curious about it as I was.

I had another long day in the studio today. I was supposed to go to draw from the model tonight, but I am just plain pooped! So I stayed home to clean up my painting mess and post on the much-neglected blog! Here are a couple of the new paintings.

These are both oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches.


pRiyA said...

hey, these paintings are great! love the choice of colours.

emmet said...

these are great, like japanese atmosphere paintings.

Patricia said...

Wow, Karine, very atmospheric. Do you name them?

bindu said...

The scorpion is so pale! Well camouflaged, I guess. The desert colors in your paintings are very serene.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Karine, I love the new web site - it is free! that's awesome. I'm glad Pono didn't get too well acquainted with that scorpion. The first time I saw one I was 5 years old and picked it up, thinking it was a lizard. Nothing stings worse!
You had asked where we lived in CA, we were in Laguna Hills in Orange County. I sure miss the weather, tho your weather is even hotter than Dallas this week- stay cool and give Pono hugs - love the photo of the two of you on your web site!

coloredsock said...

hi Karine! long last i have a moment to leave a comment and not just peak and skidaddle. i've been spending most my time with Tulsi and what's left painting (not leaving comments), but had to say i love your recent paintings!!! and all the wildlife photos. so so inspiring and wanted to say thanks for sharing! glad you are well and happy belated birthday! jenny