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.
Friday, November 16, 2012
"Lily Pad Progress" by Karla Nolan, palette knife, brush oil painting
A number of years ago I painted "Poppy Progress" in pastel. This depicted the early stages of the poppy pod, on to the bud stage just before the flower opened, and then the fully opened poppy itself. I decided to try this again, but in a more complex layout. This time the subject is: lily pads.
My husband and I traveled to Maui a number of years ago and addition to touring the Road to Hana, going to a luau, and being touristy, we also visited a tropical garden. This was my very first viewing of lily pads and, although I have painted them onto glass, I don't believe I ever attempted to paint them in oil. I must say, it was a very difficult, challenging task but, as it came together over many hours, I feel that it worked. Yaay!
"Lily Pad Progress", 12"x16" palette knife, brush, oil painting on gessoed panel, $385 plus s/h to be determined, write me at KarlaNolan@mail.com for more information. Thanks for looking!