Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I just love working with Antique and Vintage photographs.
After creating this digital painting, I added a touch of glitter and created greeting cards.
I have neglected my little shop on Lolllishops, so my new goal is to turn it into a shop for my greeting cards soon.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I love creating artwork for Alice in Wonderland, so when Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist invited me to the Mad Hatter Tea, I couldn't resist.
For this design, I used a background from Pickleberrypop.
I also enjoy using my photograph as a little girl inside my watercolor, as Alice. This was designed for the Mad Hatter Party from 2008.
As a mixed-media artist, I just love to combine, my sketches, artwork, and photographs. For this piece I also used the background I purchased from Pickleberrypost.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
pencil sketch and digital paints 2009
Creating designs with blue ribbons is always a favorite of mine. Especially when creating brides. Once upon a time, when I didn't know how to paint I fell in love with a bride painting in a museum.
oil painting on linen canvas 2003
The bride portrait was lovely with blue ribbons blowing in the breeze against a white veil. I still love sketching and painting bride portraits.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I love the sea and mermaids are such a lovely thing to create.
I painted a mermaid scene on clayboard and enhanced the texture using heavy embossing powder and embossing powders. Painted using watercolor and metallic paints.
Then a bit of photoshop enhancing...
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
I love watercolor, oil and acrylic but when you take a creation painted in one of these mediums and then use your digital paints it seems textured perfectly.
I took a painting of Petunias, I photographed the painting and uploaded the work to my computer. Then using Photoshop I added just a bit of finishing touches.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I found an old portrait that I sketched and then painted. Funny but I just noticed how similar it is to a sketch that led me to want to be an artist.
My grandfather found an old sketchbook in his basement that had belonged to the previous owner. He gave it to me, and I must have looked at that book hundreds of times. I was twelve years old and I believe that was what made me want to draw. Funny how it's the little things that lead us to our destiny in life.
So, then I took the drawing and digitally painted the next ladies.
- Karen's Sketchbook
- I was raised in Long Island, New York and in my early twenties, moved to Manhattan and worked there for many years in the computer field. I have been an artist as long as I can remember. I started painting in 1983 while living in Princeton, New Jersey. I found lots of inspiration when we moved to Hong Kong for my husband's work. Five years later, we moved to Toronto. We returned to New England in 2002 and I have enjoyed all the creative and inspiring resources that surround me. The Lord has blessed my life with a wonderful family and many gifts.