Karen's Studio Blog

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Sep 4, 2019, 9:00 AM
I was first introduced to Pierre Bonnard’s work as a recommendation from one of my college painting professors. The more work of his I saw the more I fell completely in love with it.
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Aug 28, 2019, 9:00 AM
I remember when I first considered glass jars as something special in our mass consumption world. I was listening to a radio news report many years ago on how bad the living conditions were in the . . .
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Aug 21, 2019, 9:00 AM
I think of place as it relates to people and more specifically to me and my husband, our friends and family. We are filled with places in our modern age. The places of our lives. Where you were born. Lived. Currently living and . . .
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Aug 14, 2019, 9:00 AM
There are a variety of reference materials that can be collected and how is only limited by your imagination. Considerations will be particular to your needs, interests, personal preferences and ease of retrieval. An artist that is interested in how crowds look as they move may collect materials, images and find inspiration differently from the artist that explores
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Aug 7, 2019, 9:00 AM
I read The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris not knowing much about the artist. I had come across a few images of Mr. Harris’s work and fell in love with them. I immediately requested both of the books that featured his work from the library and The Idea of North was one. That’s how I found out that Steve Martin is an art lover and an extremely knowledgeable one at that.
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Jul 24, 2019, 9:00 AM
A piece of fine furniture finished with a deep red brown stain and the looks of being well made. Something had to be wrong with it, right?
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Jul 17, 2019, 9:00 AM
It became hot in a hurry along the Colorado front range and I’m not complaining. It was only a short time ago that it was cold and snowing (hello May, I’m looking at you) and will be here again far too soon.
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Jul 9, 2019, 6:46 PM
Ultimately, a sketchbook, journal, or diary are essentially the same thing. A daily capture of your ideas whether it’s a drawing, written text or collection of clippings. If done properly and consistently, a sketchbook or journal can transport you to a very specific time and place much like a diary.
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Jun 12, 2019, 8:31 AM
Sketchbooks are probably the most important tool that an artist can use. They are essential to capturing ideas as they occur before becoming forgotten and lost forever. They are useful for experimenting with new media and fleshing out visual ideas and compositions.
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Jun 5, 2019, 1:50 PM
After a long two month process, my website is back up and running. Yay! I learned (and relearned) so much in the process of rebuilding the site. I can’t say it was always a positive experience. Growing pains are always difficult, but the outcome is definitely an improvement.

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