Friday, June 02, 2017

Heron's Perch

At the Sanford Marina I painted a scene en plein air during an outing with the Florida Painters. It's a small 8x10 done on canvas board and is for sale at $50.

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When I first saw the weather-worn pylons I knew I wanted to paint a scene with them. The toughest decision was deciding what to add to the scene. When I first arrived there was a gentleman fishing. So I snapped a picture of him in case he moved away. And he did a few minutes later.

So I finished setting up and started painting. As I was working a couple of Mallard ducks decided to   take a nap under the two trees you see in the painting. So, I took a picture of them thinking to add them later. However, fate intervened.

After I packed up to go eat lunch, I accidentally set the painting face down on my palette. When I peeled it off later, (Yes, I said peeled.) I had three little stark white dots to contend with.  It could have been worse! And I think I ended up with the best option.

I turned the dots into birds.

To see pictures of all the Florida Painters click here.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Morning Doves

It's done! If you read my previous post this little painting was almost completed. It just needed a few finishing touches.

This little scene came about at Baldwin Park in Orlando. It's a plein air painting only 9x12 inches. I have been enjoying the opportunity to paint with the Florida Painters lately. It is for sale at $65.

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I started early in the morning and while I was working two doves perched in the tree limb for a short time. Then they flew away. 

I managed to get a picture of them just as one was taking flight. But I decided that was too much action for this serene scene.

To see pictures of all the Florida Painters click here.

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Website http://www.KarenBowden.com
About Me at http://about.me/Karen.Bowden

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Baldwin Park and Stewart Jones

Hot on the easel here is the result of a plein air outing with the Florida Painters in Baldwin park!



To see pictures of the other Florida Painters that day click here.

And later that same day I went to a workshop held by my friend Stewart Jones where I did this cute little watercolor:


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Karen

Friday, March 24, 2017

Imaginarium Fluid My Art Catalog



For those who would like to see some of my watercolors I have five paintings in the show. The online catalog I created has a little story about each painting. I hope you enjoy it.