Sunday, December 20, 2009

Departure

This poor, neglected blog!  I have every intention of posting at least twice a week.  In fact, there was a time, when I first started blogging, when I would post 4 or 5 times a week.  I don't know why I have slacked off so much, but perhaps in the new year I will find new motivation and inspiration for this blog.  It's not that I don't have plenty of things to blog about.  I have plenty of things I could share with you.  For example, I did manage to get back in the studio, and produced a painting that is a complete departure from anything I have done lately.  It feels more like my art from 4 or 5 years ago, combined with newer techniques.  I will let you be the judge.  This one is called "Departure", and it is oil on canvas, measuring 48 1/2 x 36 inches. 


M and I went to Las Vegas for a couple of nights this week.  We like going to Vegas, even though we don't really gamble.  It's just a place to go where we can escape the daily duties.  It isn't too far from Joshua Tree, and we love the drive, through the Mohave National Preserve.  I will be blogging about our trip this week, so I won't go into too much detail here. 



I got a new camera for Christmas.  (an early present from M.)  So this week has been spent with me learning how to use it and the accompanying software.  The learning curve has not been without its challenges, especially for this blogger, who has come to love the little tiny point and shoot digital camera I have been using since the beginning of this blog.  Nevertheless, I am sure my new camera will make for better photographs, once I get it all figured out.  Here are a few samples from the new camera, including the photo of the new painting and the Kelso Dunes.  (keep in mind that it has taken me nearly all morning to load the software, get the images from the camera, and get them comverted for you to view here!) 




5 comments:

Patricia said...

Looks like y ou've got a good handle on your new camera! Love the new work, Karine. Very rich and thought provoking.

ArtPropelled said...

I really like "Departure" Karine.

Hello Pono!!!

Nancy Medina said...

Love this new work Karine, you are such a master at abstract expressionism. Congrats on your new camera! I hope it gives you much inspiration! holiday hugs to you, M, and PonoDoggy!
xxoxoxo

emmet said...

i'm glad you got a new camera!!!!!!
happy holidays sister...
"Departure" is absolutely stunning!! sincerely!!!

Carla Sonheim said...

I love this piece! Wow!!!