Day 14 ~ Beach at Ras Tanura

Many of you probably have no idea where Ras Tanura is, but I spent about 6 years of life there when I was a teen. Ras Tanura is in Saudi Arabia right on the Persian Gulf. The beach there was incredibly beautiful. I remember the ocean being a turquoise color and the sand was so white… Here’s my mini rendition of that beach…

Beach at Ras Tanura ©2015 Karin Naylor

4″ x 4″ oil on mini canvas with easel


We’ve completed two weeks of paintings… Yay!  Now I’m off to do some much needed house cleaning. 🙂

Day 22 ~ Peaceful Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan16″ x  20″ oil on canvas


I have lived near some of the most beautiful ocean beaches for the first 30 years of my life…I love the beach, but I was stunned at the beauty of Lake Michigan! It was absolutely gorgeous! On the day we were there, the sun was shining and the sky  was  glowing a beautiful azure blue…

I decided to get a larger canvas out today and my palette knife. So this painting is done entirely with lots of gobs of paint and a palette knife. For those of you who have ever textured a wall, that is what I felt like I was doing. But it was fun to move the thick paint around on the canvas.

My daughter came downstairs and said, “Mom, I just love this, it’s so peaceful…” I love that she loves it. Hence the name… 🙂

Price includes a contemporary illusion frame.