Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer hits


We have been fortunate enough to have had a relatively cool (for us) June. However, it is definitely warming up now. I think today's high was around 105 or 110 degrees Fahrenheit. So our pleasantly cool nights have been replaced by much warmer nights, and it is now the time to dig a burrow in the sand where it's cool, and lay low until the fall. Just like the desert tortoise does. We have much to learn from nature.

This will be a quick post, as I am tired from long days, painting in the studio. I wanted to let you know my website has been re-vamped and is up!!! I used weebly.com, per the recommendation of my friend, High Desert Diva. It's free, and super easy to use. Please take a look at the new site, and let me know of any errors or suggestions you may have. It's not perfect, by any means, but I have tried to put more new art on there, and I hope to be adding more work in the next few weeks!!! Click here to visit the new site.

I can't remember if I have already posted this painting. If I have, I apologize. It's called "A Bit Rusty" and it measures 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches. It is oil paint and rusted metal on canvas.



I hope to post a bit more this week, as I won't be in the studio quite so much. My parents are coming for a visit on Thursday, and I have some cleaning to do!!!

10 comments:

emmet said...

how many years have i waited to see what you would do with found objects?

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
the new website and blog header are beautiful!
i love them!

Carla Sonheim said...

Wow, love the site, Karine!!! Looks wonderful!

zingtrial said...

love the site He!He!He! The song of the brush. take care

bindu said...

The metal effect is great - what a neat idea! We are having 100+ degree days too. SO tiring.

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful new painting, Karine...and I love the new site! Nice job!

julie king said...

this rusty piece is my current fave of yours!!! the colors and the composition are great but then you throw in that bit of rusty metal and i'm hooked! i'm off to check out your web site!

emmet said...

i'm with them - the new site is beautiful. i love how far you're taking these new themes of yours. it's good to see so much new work of yours.

Patricia said...

Karine, love the new wite, and the look of your blog. I'm so glad I know you!

Robyn said...

Your new site is looking good, Karine. I love your figures in pastel and oils.
"A Bit Rusty" appeals to me too.