Thursday, January 24, 2013


You know you need to buy new jeans when you discover that every pair you own has a hole in the knee. (and for some reason, it's always the right knee that seems to have the hole. ???)

Hi. I have been so quiet lately, and I wonder if you have all given up on me. I wouldn't blame you if you did. The studio has been taking up so much of my time and energy, and what I have left is for the husband. Oh, and the dog finds a way to wedge himself in there, too. Of course!

How is the painting going, you ask? Well, sometimes, you have a day where you spend two hours painting a background in, only to decide that you don't like the color of the background. So you do it all over again. And some days, you wipe half of the painting off and start over. I hope this means I am overdue for a magical day when everything I touch turns to gold.

At least some new paintings are being finished. Here's one, which I will be showing at JTAG in February:
"Pedicure." Collage, acrylic and oil on board, 12 x 9 inches. ©Karine Swenson2012


ArtPropelled said...

Hi Karine, as far as I can see this is a magical painting, but I know what you mean. Some come easily and others take the scenic route, teaching you as you go. Beautiful, tender, dawn-in-the-desert colours.

Nicole Hyde said...

Keep plugging away! The rabbit painting is lovely and will make a fabulous addition to your upcoming show. :-)

Patty said...

Hmmmm, I think my comment got swallowed. At any rate, Karine, don't become discouraged! If we had the answer to this dilemma we'd be rich. Hang in there!