Day 18 ~ The Goldfish

Just joking about the title… 🙂 I’m so tired and brain numb that I asked my daughter what I should call this painting and she said I should paint a goldfish in the bowl…


18″ x 24″ oil on panel

I don’t know why I start such a big project on a daily painting challenge… but I’m not quite finished with this one… No goldfish though… 🙂

Day 9 ~ Dried Eucalyptus

Funny the things that inspire you as an artist… I walked past this dried eucalyptus in this strange container over at my daughter’s house and thought… I’ve got to paint this…

And of course, I’m breaking all the rules… but I’ve been known to do that… 😉

This painting is not finished, but  I need to work on a commissioned piece today.

I’ll post it again when it’s done…



12″ x  24″ oil on black canvas

Day 1 ~ Aloe Vera

This is my first painting for 30 Paintings in 30 Days in September 2016 ~ a large Aloe Vera plant that grows in a pot on a railroad tie on my patio. It is surrounded by vines of sweet autumn clematis that I thought would be nice to include in the painting, but it would take too much time…Instead I used 3 new paint colors Cobalt Teal to fill in the background, Indian Red on the shadows of the pot and Viridian green. This strange plant looks like it is practically falling out of the pot, but it seems to be well rooted and still growing after many years…

Aloe Vera ©2016 Karin Naylor copy

12″ x  12″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas


The Bike

This bike… I struggled a lot with this one… scraped it twice… went to bed thinking I could never do it… wondered why I ever said okay to this commission… prayed… and prayed and prayed some more…and I really think God answered my prayer… here it is… finished… I think…

Vintage Bicycle ©2016 Karin Naylor copy

12″ x 12″ oil on gallery-wrapped canvas



Summer’s End

This is the 3rd of my sunflower paintings for this summer… The petals were beginning to fall after days of painting my previous sunflowers…

Summer's End ©2016 Karin Naylor copy

11″ x  14″oil on linen canvas

I was excited to be using a linen canvas for the first time, and I loved it. I’m so thankful to be painting again, and I’m looking forward to posting here for the upcoming September 2016 30 Paintings in 30 Days…

IMG_808630 Paintings in 30 Days September 2016

Celia’s Sunflowers

Celia's Sunflowers ©2016 Karin Naylor

16″ x 20″ oil on canvas

I’ve been doing a little experimenting lately with brushes and palette knives and trying to swipe a little with the knife to get a looser feel. I have to admit I’m not very brave doing it, but it’s fun to try something new.

I wrote a little more about this painting and the vase on my website blog, in case you are interested, or haven’t seen it yet. 🙂