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Happiness

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, birds, collage, creation, mixed media, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2016 by karenwilliams

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What is happiness? The Chinese character says it all. It is made from 4 words, God, one, man and garden. When we are one with God, in our garden, we can find happiness. This one is a little smaller than all the others, its a 12 x 12. Now its time to work big again and with some new figures!

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Two’s company

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, animals, art, birds, flowers, landscapes, mixed media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2014 by karenwilliams

Sometimes I like to work in the negative, I took the image of the birds and painted the negative space and added some raised circles for texture and interest.

1419 pos neg birds

To finish it I drew a branch, I really like the under painting showing through. It is saying, “hey what do you think I was!”

8×8, acrylic on canvas,

Shadows

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, flowers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2013 by karenwilliams

It has been a while since I have finished a larger painting. This is a 36 x 36, and after looking at it for a while I think I can say I like it and it is ready for you all to see. My family was not that excited by it…UNTIL we picked up a pair of 3D glasses and took a lot at it. WOW, I wish you all could see it! I know the colors have a lot to do with the 3D effect, but I think that all the stencil work helps too. The ‘flowers’ look like they are coming off the canvas! I want to do more work like this….Maybe for the Feb. art walk I will have all 3D paintings!

Shadows

SHADOWS 36 x 36 acrylic on canvas

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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Warthog + Zebra = WARBRA!!!

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2013 by karenwilliams

My daughter had to create her own animal for her biology class this week. She came up with a warbra. We had a lot of fun creating it. Here is one of the drawings. I think I may need to incorporate the warbra into some of my collage pieces!

warbra drawing

Purple collaged flowers

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, collage, flowers with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by karenwilliams

This week has been about working with collage, and flowers. Maybe because it is spring time and every where I go I see flowers! I love all the bright colors and how abstract you can make the flowers. I was in Trader Joes and they had a lot of peonies, so I was inspired! I used the celery stalk as a stamp again for the middle part of the flowers! What fun exploring.

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10 x10 acrylic collage $45

 

Bachelor Blues

Posted in abstract art, acrylic painting, art, flowers with tags , , on May 29, 2013 by karenwilliams

I was cleaning out the studio and came across some older paintings that had been ‘put away’. After looking at this one for a while I decided it needed something different so it could stay out! Here is the old version that has been hiding…you can see why it was in hiding!

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Here is the new version, I gave it more contrast and changed the vase, which really helped! I never liked the vase. Now it is worthy of a wall to hang on!

bachelor blues re-do

12×12 acrylic on wrapped canvas $75.00