Friday, May 22, 2015
"Happy" is a small framed in gold, matted in off-white, watercolor painting of just that, a very happy red poppy. One of my favorite subjects to paint, I have seen a few red oriental poppies blooming around town. It has been so rainy, so wet, so soggy here, I'm amazed that they've dared to open, sans sun!
Should you be interested in purchasing this 7"x5" (mat/framed size) work for $95, please call Meg at 970-484-7862 or visit EsScentuals when you are in town at 142 South College, in the heart of downtown Fort Collins, Colorado. Tell her Karla sent you!
Thanks for viewing my art! Greetings from Fort Collins, Colorado
Saturday, May 16, 2015
I don't know if you've noticed but SPRING IS HERE! Hooray! That means iris and I really like iris. So does my husband, we have them planted all over the garden. This is my second oil pastel painting and I'm pleased with how it turned out, although there is so much to learn in this medium. Whew! Art means never stop learning..............that doesn't sound right, but you get the idea, right?
"Solo", 12"x9" unframed oil pastel painting on sanded paper, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
This is a little painting, miniature, just something to remind me of the beauty of Venice, Italy. There's no other place like it, positively mesmerizing.
"Classic Venice Dusk", 4"x4" unframed miniature palette knife oil painting on panel, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
Saturday, May 9, 2015
A brief return to my matted, watercolor Santa Fe doors series. I thought that a yellow door might cheer me up with all of this wretched rainy weather here in Colorado. Adobe and yellow wood, with woods behind. A bit mysterious, don't you think? Especially in Santa Fe with all of the red and turquoise around. Out of the ordinary.
"Santa Fe Doors: Yellow Door in Wooded Area", matted watercolor and ink painting, approximately 4.5"x3.5" image in off-white mat to fit 10"x8" frame, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
Friday, May 8, 2015
Another Colorado Rocky Mountain sunset, this with particularly vibrant colors, hence the name! This one is big enough, once framed, for a fireplace mantel! More of my "I Love Colorado!" series.
"Vibrance", 18"x24" unframed palette knife oil painting on panel, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
Saturday, May 2, 2015
My first attempt at painting with oil pastels. A repeat subject. Red Mountain the southwestern part of the state of Colorado. I painted with soft pastels for years and occasionally yearn to return to them. However, oil pastels beckoned because we were going on vacation and they were easier to haul. Yet another experiment for me. And since I am crazy over this particular subject, it was a fun and very educational experience. I just love Colorado!
"Another Look at Red Mountain", 12"x9" unframed oil pastel painting on sanded paper, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information
Friday, May 1, 2015
A little gem of a painting, miniature, actually, this is to me the quintessential Rocky Mountain/Colorado sunset. I have always been struck at how the mountains are a dark silhouette while the remains of the sun and the successive colors over that, then the various blues of the skies are layered. I love Colorado!
"Twilight Over the Rocky Mountains", 5"x7" unframed palette knife oil painting on panel, write me at KarlaNolan@gmail.com for more information