Day 16 ~ It’s Raining

It is raining here today… and I am way out of my comfort zone with this painting. But I’ve wanted to try working loosely with a pallet knife and try a rainy scene in town for a long time. I don’t feel finished with this… and I so don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m posting it as it is…

its-raining-2016-karin-naylorjpg-copy12″ x 16″ oil on canvas

Hoboken Coffee Roasters

In my opinion Hoboken Coffee Roasters is the best thing that ever happened to our little town of Guthrie, Oklahoma. You can read all about the beginnings of this unique coffee shop on their website… Hoboken Coffee Roasters.

Here is my rendition…

Hoboken ©2015 Karin Naylor copy16″ x 20″ oil on canvas

I took some artistic license here, moving some of the shelving on the left side over, as I wanted to include the flower arrangement in the painting. This painting is the second in my restaurant series, the first being Kitchen No. 324. In each painting I am wanting to include certain elements… a flower arrangement, something under a table and a reflection. This painting has reflections in the beautiful Diedrich coffee roasting machine, which by the way I got totally carried away painting the details… so fun!!! 🙂

Day 13 ~ Resting Place

resting place 3

7 1/2″ x 10″ oil on gessoed board


When my daughters and I took our trip to Michigan last fall, we spent some time in the beautiful little town of Holland. Behind one of the gift shops sat these colorful Adirondack chairs…one for each of us. But wouldn’t you know it, it had rained the night before and they were all wet. Oh well, I still got a picture..and now a painting!

Day 1 ~ Blue Shutters

Here it is again…3o Paintings in 30 Days. I thought I would never get this done today. My two grandchildren had an overnight with us and my little 11 month old grand-daughter just did not want to take a nap, which was when I was going to paint. But eventually I rocked her to sleep and was able to complete Day 1…

Blue Shutters 2 copy8″ x 8″ oil on gessoed panel


I love old windows, and I came across this one somewhere, just can’t remember where, so I thought I would test it out. Loved pushing the paint around  to produce the texture on the old wall.

My grandson joined me painting today and did this wonderful masterpiece that he entitled “BLUE”…