Karen's Studio Blog

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May 30, 2018, 1:00 PM
This is one of my favorite portraits. The original photograph was a colorized black and white photograph. It was a souvenir photo from a trip that my Great Uncle Henry took to Ft. Worth.
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May 23, 2018, 1:00 PM
My theme for May and Mother's Day is to feature paintings from the Family-isms series that feature portraits of women in my family and/or photographs taken by my mother. This is another double portrait of my brothers based on a photograph taken by my mother.
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May 16, 2018, 1:00 PM
I wanted to continue with the Mother's Day theme for May with paintings in the Family-isms series featuring women in my family and/or photographs taken by my mother. The Deer is a double portrait based on a black and white photograph taken by my mother.
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May 9, 2018, 1:00 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and mothers to be. My niece, Theresa whose portrait is the focus of the painting, was the first grandbaby in the family. She's now a mother with her own family.
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May 2, 2018, 1:00 PM
With Mother’s Day approaching, I thought I might change gears a little and write about the work in my “Family-isms” series. This portrait was the first painting I did in this series. It is based on a black and white photograph.
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Apr 25, 2018, 3:37 PM
The exhibition included paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures. The majority of the work was figurative but also a few landscapes, too. The figurative work wasn’t just relating to ballerinas, although there were plenty of those, but other works of his including the jockeys and horse racing work. There were portraits of theater goers and performers, women in cafés, laundresses, women washing themselves, and ballerinas.
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Apr 18, 2018, 2:55 PM
Fun sometimes meant going to see movies, to bike shops, or to a favorite coffee shop in Lafayette. My absolute favorite thing to do was going on road trips.
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Apr 11, 2018, 4:08 PM
It was a cold grey fall day that had a sky threatening snow all day.
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Apr 4, 2018, 4:41 PM
My father and I would drive this area many times on our travels. Since we didn’t know the name of the road, I named it after him.
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Mar 28, 2018, 3:09 PM
The painting shows a view looking east across the lake at the height of summer. High cirrus clouds fill the sky while the tops of cumulus clouds can be seen on the eastern horizon.

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