Monday, August 3, 2009

Playing Catch Up

Catching up after being on vacation seems to take forever. I still have some bookkeeping to do, but hopefully, tomorrow will see me back in the studio once again. I have updated my website with some exciting upcoming events, I have sold two more giclees on ebay, I have listed two new giclees on ebay, and I have listed a new linocut on etsy. It feels good to get caught up.

It remains hot and dry here in Joshua Tree. The winds feels like a giant hot air dryer like the ones found in most gas station bathrooms. It offers little relief from the hot sun, and only seems to dry out my poor struggling plants further. The plants that haven't been eaten to the ground by hungry jackrabbits and ground squirrels are barely hanging on with extra water I have been giving them. Even though I have planted mostly drought tolerant plants, the first year in a new place is always tough for a small planting. I am grateful to be inside our cool house with an evaporative cooler!

Here are some of the new paintings I finished before our "camping trip." The first one is called "Lilac" and measures 12 x 12 x 2.5 inches. Oil over acrylic on canvas. The second one is called "Passion", also measuring 12 x 12 x 2.5 inches. Both of these paintings have quite a few layers of paint on them. Maybe four or five layers. So in person, the textures are really delightful. (In my opinion, that is!) If you want to see these paintings in person, I am showing at The Spezzano Gallery, Long Beach, California in September. Details are on my website.


ArtPropelled said...

Delightful paintings Karine. The first one makes me think, flashes of blue sky. Hope your weather improves. Yesterday was a crystal clear beautiful winters day after a very drizzly weekend. Wish these days would last. Heaven knows what kind of summer we will go into. The heat is not a pleasant thought.

bindu said...

The colors are soothing and earthy - nice paintings! There's a drought here too ... it's so dry and very tiring too.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
oh my gosh! I LOVE your new paintings!

the colors and spirit of them are so wonderful!

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful new paintings, Karine. I'm especially drawn to the color palette of the second one.

Poor Pono and your camping trip! Abby used to be terrified of thunder too and we almost lost her in the woods on a hike one day. Sounds like Pono just wanted to come home and get back to his own beddie bie.;)Give him a big kissie for me!