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.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
"Vegetable Stand, Gordes, Provence, France" by Karla Nolan, palette knife, brush, oil painting
There is nothing like fresh produce. Grown in the region, picked at the height of ripeness -- I enjoy going to the local farmers' markets during the warm months around here in northern Colorado. Can you imagine my delight when we went to Provence, France, specifically Gordes this day, and saw this absolutely incredible vegetable stand just waiting for the picking and photographing? Lavender, eggplants, different types of tomatoes, fennel, onions, and so on....yum, a meal in the making, both in the kitchen and in the art studio. This painting honestly took at eternity to paint and I learned much by trial and error. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I did painting it! Au revoir for now!
"Vegetable Stand, Gordes, Provence, France", 12"x16" palette knife and brush oil painting on gessoed panel, sold unframed, $385, Paypal, s/h to be determined at time of sale, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information