Inspired by J.M.W. Turner, Georgia O'Keefe, Massimo Cruciani, Edgar Degas and many others, I am pleased to be an artist painting in oils (palette knife and brush), soft pastels, paintings on glass and now watercolors. My landscapes are driven by my travel memories. My flowers are inspired by the actual thing -- I once had a pressed and dried flower business. And my skies -- my hero is Turner. What more can I say?
My motto: "Life is short, use color!" I hope you enjoy my show.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
"Dazzling Dahlia" by Karla Nolan, palette knife, brush oil painting
Flowers are so much fun and yet so challenging to paint. We've only grown dahlias here and there, in fact it's been years since we've planted them in our garden. Now that I've finished this painting, I may just have to look into making this effort again, as I fell in love with all the colors in this particular flower. More dreams of spring, although it's not even winter. Can you tell my favorite season?
"Dazzling Dahlia", 8"x10" palette knife and brush oil painting on linen panel, $160 includes s/h in continental U.S., write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information...and thanks for looking!