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, September 19, 2013
"Suite Morning Glories" by Karla Nolan, palette knife oil painting
Okay, I guess you would say I'm back to blogging. This has been a terrible year, a "horriblus annus" or whatever it was Queen Elizabeth said some time back. I lost my beloved father at the end of January. He was a hero to me, an inspiration, a man whose life was unbelievable. He survived the Holocaust, escaping Nazi Germany as one of the last Jewish people allowed out of that country. Family was lost, taken from him, but the wretched people who did such vile things never took his soul. I miss him dreadfully.
We've had major flooding in Colorado; last year, major wildfires (as well as some in 2013). Sometimes I wonder, what can keep me going? I don't want to be a sad, depressed, dis-spirited person, that's never been my style. The answer is, of course, beyond true family and friends who have become family, art. Painting. It's the only way right now.....
Back to the palette, the palette knife, the colors, the flowers, landscapes, skies, travels. Revelling in the memories. Experimenting with the colors, the textures, the subject matter. That's the way to go.
"Suite Morning Glories", 9"x12" palette knife oil painting on gesso board, $215 plus $17 s/h in continental U.S., push Paypal button below