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.
- 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.