Karen's Studio Blog

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Aug 8, 2018, 2:30 PM
Driving around the rural and scenic areas of Colorado can be a wonderful cure for wanderlust especially when there is no particular destination in mind. Desiring views other than the usual, I headed out and was meandering on county roads when I discovered these silos just east of Dacono.
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Aug 1, 2018, 2:21 PM
When going to grad school for my master’s in painting at CSU (Colorado State University), I commuted to Ft. Collins and back to Arvada pretty much five days a week. On a good day it took an hour and 30 minutes door to door, one way. Luckily most days were good, especially in the morning going to campus.
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Jul 25, 2018, 2:26 PM
This is based on watching a sunset with my Dad at Grand Lake. We had been hiking just north on the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park during the day then had dinner in Grand Lake.
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Jul 18, 2018, 2:12 PM
This is an acrylic painting based on ponds I had seen on a painting trip to a farm in Longmont that was owned by my mom’s friend.
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Jul 11, 2018, 2:50 PM
I can’t believe we are halfway through the year already. Wow did those six months fly by or what. And how are those goals coming along?
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Jul 4, 2018, 2:50 PM
A special day to relax with family and friends and to enjoy a firework or two. I hope you are enjoying the day with backyard barbecues, friends and family.
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Jun 27, 2018, 3:23 PM
This is painted from a photo I took from the South Boulder Creek Trail back in the mid- to late 90’s. My husband and I got up early on a Saturday morning with danishes and a thermos of hot tea to hike and have breakfast somewhere along the trail.
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Jun 20, 2018, 2:06 PM
Tomorrow is the first day of summer or the summer solstice. I’m a very fair weather gardener and don’t do much in the heat of summer nor if it’s too cold. Over the hot summer months, I like doing a little bit here and there when I’m on a studio break.
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Jun 13, 2018, 3:22 PM
In keeping with my theme for Father's Day, I'm focusing on portraits of my dad's family from my Family-isms series. This is a portrait of my dad’s father, Matthew, painted from a formal studio photographic portrait.
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Jun 6, 2018, 3:10 PM
This is a portrait of my dad’s family. Included are my dad, my grandmother, and my uncle. My grandfather is the photographer and is also included by means of his shadow on the bottom edge of the canvas.

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