6.25.2015

Original Painting Progression From Start to Finished

https://www.etsy.com/listing/238210820/coastal-landscape-painting-bohemian?ref=shop_home_active_1
 CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
36 x 24 x 1.5" Deep Canvas

Thank you for visiting my art here on my blog. I am grateful to you and am blessed to be able to share my work here.

I want to show you how I create a painting from start to finish. I love the process and thought I'd share it! It's a process that has taken over 7 years to create. 

When I first begin a painting I usually know the subject matter I'd like to create.

I know the style.

I know the color scheme.

Everything else in between is the part where the brain and the imagination take over.

Composition is key for me.

I don't do a paper sketch first.

I sketch the basic outline of the composition as shown below.

I then block in color areas.

The painting starts to take on a life of its own.

If I'm happy with the progress, I keep painting. If not, I stop and walk away for a while to give my eyes a rest.

In the meantime, I am trying to problem solve what I want the painting to feel like.

When I go back to the painting, I just try to simplify my composition because it's usually the fact that I have made it more complicated than it needs to be.

When I create a painting, it usually takes me 3 days to complete. This means sittings of at least 90 minutes 3 times a day until it's done.

I am not one to sit hours and hours. My mind is really working on the mix between color, composition, feeling, and joy that the art brings.

I always know when the painting is done. I just look at it and know...OK it's complete...no more paint! I love that part. It's kind of a 6th sense I feel.









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6.22.2015

New Bohemian Flowers Painting 20 x 30

https://www.etsy.com/listing/237757657/original-flowers-painting-by-karen?ref=shop_home_active_1

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NEW FLOWERS
Original Acrylic Painting
20 x 30 x 1.5" Deep Stretched Canvas
by Karen Fields

Beautiful, fresh floral canvas painting done with the beach lover in mind. 
Nothing like the glory of color and nature at the beach.

6.12.2015

Sanibel Island Causeway Original Painting

https://www.etsy.com/listing/236620555/original-painting-seascape-beach-art?ref=shop_home_active_1

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SANIBEL ISLAND CAUSEWAY
Original Acrylic Painting by Karen Fields
36 x 24 x 1.5"

My favorite place on the planet is Sanibel Island! I hope you travel there someday. 
This large painting is now available in my Etsy shop.

5.26.2015

Sun and Moon Design

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Zoe's Sun and Moon
This beautiful design was created by my 10 year-old niece, Zoe. She is quite the artist!
Her design is available on my Society 6 shop. Come see!

5.19.2015

Sneak Peek at my pattern in progress

I'm developing a new collection for my surface pattern design 'New Bohemian'.
It's a hand painted group of beautiful boho-esque pieces of art. 
There will be a total of 6 selections created for this collection.
My aim for this pattern is the home decor market.

5.12.2015

Happy Quote Art Print


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This is My Happy Place
Art Print
8.5 x 11"

Painted in my sketchbook, I am now offering prints in my Etsy shop. Thank you for looking.
This print was inspired by finding the place that makes you the most happy!

5.09.2015

New Art Quote Sketch Painting

https://www.etsy.com/listing/232751880/bohemian-quote-happy-girls-art-print-8-x?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Happy Girls are the Prettiest
A new little quote illustration from my sketchbook this morning.
Come see sketches in my Etsy shop.

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