Sweet Treasures

Flowers from the garden are such sweet treasures. These roses from my flower garden and the little white vase that my daughter gave to me became the subject of my next painting….

Sweet Treasures ©2017 Karin Naylor copy

8″ x 8″ on gallery wrapped canvas

$125

Paintings are available in my Shop on my website… knaylorpaintings.com

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A Little Side Note ~ Oklahoma Redbuds

Some time when I was pondering this Painter’s Block, I did this plein aire painting of the Oklahoma Redbuds.

Oklahoma Redbuds ©2017 Karin Naylor copy

12″ x 12″ oil on Ampersand Panel

$250

I’m happy to say that this painting was featured on Open Studio Online. 🙂

It is probably evident that I have really been trying to be looser with my brush strokes, looser and more relaxed with my paintings in general. I think this is why I lack confidence, because I’m so nit-picky about details. This is one of the areas I realized that was causing this painter’s block. It is often scary going out of our comfort zones; we have to be willing to not just “test the waters”, but jump in. 🙂

Fading Beauty

Fading Beauty ©2017 Karin Naylor copy.jpg

Fading Beauty
9″ x 12″ oil on Ampersand Panel
$225

One thing I tried in getting out of my painter’s block was using a different color palette. I love the way this one turned out. This was a fading bouquet of flowers that my daughter had and being that I am well into that “fading beauty” stage of life, it intrigued me to try and make something beautiful out of something that was aging.

Looking back I think perhaps I should have continued to explore this looser painting style and this palette. Perhaps I will be able to do that now that I have a fresh perspective on things. 🙂