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Fly away

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, collage, mixed media, owls with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2015 by karenwilliams

Some times when I am painting I will grab an old piece that never “became” anything, just because I need to play or try something new or maybe even just to take a break. This piece is one of those times. I think it was an owl I had started, but I liked the colors and the movement in it. A few months ago I had taken my class out side and we sat by the river and drew the birds and geese. I had been looking through my sketchbook and saw some of those drawings and thought it would be fun to make a negative space painting from the old owl canvas. So that’s what it is! A negative space painting that is very free, and looks like the motion of the geese I had captured in the sketches. Some day I will fly away, just like the geese!

swaun

9×12 mixed media collage

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More Singing Owls

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, owls with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2013 by karenwilliams

I am trying to do some smaller work to have ready for the art walk in down town on July 5. I have had so much positive feed back on the owls, I decided to keep painting them. I really do enjoy the playful style and colors. It is a good way for me to unwind after a long day of teaching art camp painting classes to kids at the art station! The kids do inspire me to be ‘loose and free’ with the paint. As I always tell them, “There is no mistake in art!” So here are a few more owls. They are all 9 x 12 on canvas, $50.00 each.

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Singing Owls

Posted in acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, owls with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2013 by karenwilliams

I took some of the small warm ups and I have been making then larger. Here are the first 2. These were done over problem paintings, so there is some texture on them that I am not in love with, but it has helped to get the feel for the owls. I will press on, playing with the owl theme.

singing owl 1 9x12

9 x 12 acrylic on board

This guy looks like he is wishing he hadn’t eaten that last mouse!

singing owl 2 9x12

9 x 12 acrylic on board

 

Small warm-ups, OWLS

Posted in acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, owls with tags , , , , , on June 12, 2013 by karenwilliams

This week I have been painting owls for my small warm ups. Today is the first day that I have a few that I think may turn into a larger piece. Practice, practice, practice. It has been a hard week in the studio, nothing seems to be coming together. At least there is no pressure! For a complete view of the warm-ups you can go to my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artspaz-art-work-by-Karen-Williams/162369217144604, while there, don’t forget to LIKE IT!

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I think this one would be fun larger.