Sunflowers and Glass

This painting took me a long time to finish. I posted way back in October 2021 that I was doing a remake of an older painting.

This is the finished remake and that is a link in case you would like to see what the process was.

18″ x 24″ oil on canvas

$700

This painting is now hanging in the G Gallery and Glass Studio along with my Back Alley Guthrie paintings.

You can see it framed in the left side of the photo. πŸ™‚

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Feeling Peachy :)

I’ve been really busy in the gardens these past months, amending soil, planting seeds, making new garden beds, and hoping for a great harvest this summer. All to say that it hasn’t left me with a lot of energy to paint, but I have had some great sales at the gallery, so I thought I’d share a few…

Peachy SOLD

Speaking of peachy… I have a beautiful peach tree in my back yard. Unfortunately, it usually blossoms out, and then we have a freeze and consequently no peaches. But this year we did not have that last freeze, and I am eagerly anticipating a wonderful harvest of peaches!!! Can’t get more peachy than that, can you? πŸ™‚

Last year I planted a lot of Dahlias, then overwintered the tubers. I’m hoping for a good year of Dahlias again this year. This next painting of one of my dahlias is a small one 5″ x 7″ surrounded by a beautiful ornate gold frame that I had stored away in my studio.

Dahlia SOLD

And a couple of minis… SOLD

And some cards… SOLD

It has been a good month. Hope you all are having a blessed month as well.

As the weather gets hotter here, I’m planning on spending a good amount of time in my studio working on those back alley paintings and whatever else inspires at the moment. But for now you will find me out gardening…

On my way to our local garden center Terra Cotta to buy some plants for my porch pots. πŸ™‚

Happy gardening everyone, get some sunshine and dirt on those hands… it’s good for your health.

Nandina Berries

Nandinas grow abundantly here in Oklahoma. They probably do as well in many places as they do here, but I’ve never noticed them until I moved here. I have several bushes growing in my shady yard. They never get many berries, probably because they love the sun. Last year about this time, my daughter brought home a bunch of Nandina branches full of gorgeous red berries after doing yardwork for a lady who did not want to keep the berries because they are harmful to the birds. I placed some of them in a vase on my dining room table and could not resist painting them…

Nandina Berries Oil on linen 12″ x 16″ $280

This painting is available on my website here… Nandina Berries

I decided to go ahead a make cards of the Nandina Berry painting and ended up ordering a variety of some of my favorites.

Here are my new cards that are available… πŸ™‚

You can mix and match… 5 for $20.00

These are blank note cards with a matte finish, white envelopes included.

Just contact me karin@karinnaylorpaintings.com

These are going fast, but I can order more. πŸ™‚

Fading Beauty

So thankful to have sold this painting this weekend…

“Fading Beauty” 9″ x 12″ oil on panel SOLD

I remember when I painted it. I was experimenting with a couple of new colors Indian Red by Gamblin and Ice Blue by Richeson Oils.

Love the way it turned out… πŸ™‚

Changed out some paintings in the gallery over the weekend. Next post I’ll update on that.

a remake…

I decided to rework an old painting I did a few years ago, because I wasn’t happy with the ‘stiffness’ of it, and the panel was damaged in one corner.

On to a new canvas with a looser painting style…

I’m happy with my block in. I did the first painting from life… this one I’m copying from the previous painting.

I really enjoyed the first day. Worked for several hours and enjoyed it immensely. I wasn’t able to finish it that day, so this was as far as I got…

The next afternoon was a disaster.

I felt like I ruined the painting and for several days since then I’ve been going into my studio for maybe a half hour at a time trying to fix it.

Now I’m almost finished, I think, but finishing a painting for me is definitely the hardest part.

I feel like I’m over doing it…under doing it??? Not happy with it yet. 😦

Nevertheless, I’ve got some new projects, new discoveries in mind… I’ll share those next time…:)

Here’s a link to the old painting, if you’re interested… The Goldfish

Progress on Day 3

Here’s my painting almost finished. I still see a little here and a little there that need some gentle touches… Hopefully I will finish tomorrow and start on a new project. πŸ™‚

Did you visit my potter daughter Something Sage and see her incredible reel? If not check out my post from yesterday… you’ll love it!

Florals at the Gallery

This is my third post featuring my gallery paintings… this time florals. These paintings are all available at G Gallery and Glass Studio, or you can contact me on my website knaylorpaintings.com.

“Prolific Pansies” 8″ x 16″ oil on canvas $375.00

“The Wild Side” 10″ x 16″ oil on canvas $400.00
“Flower Fusion” 9.5″ x 12″ $350.00
“Seaglass and Eucalyptus” 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas $525.00

Thanks for following along on my art journey. My daughter has challenged me to paint all 30 days of September, while she does pottery. We’ll see how that goes. πŸ™‚ I’m recovering from twisting my foot after clumsily falling down some stairs. It’s hard to rest, but maybe it will give me the umph I need to get back to painting.

I have a few more gallery shares coming soon. Hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

“Southwest Sunflowers” 12″x 12″ $325

My Largest Painting at the Gallery

How many of you have been to Trader Joe’s? How many of you love Trader Joe’s flowers? This next painting is of a bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe’s… The vase belongs to my daughter Sage who absolutely loves the store and most likely bought the flowers for me. The vase and flowers combined make up the subject of this large floral painting.

The Bright Side

Oil on canvas

24″ x 20″

$1,450.00

This painting is available at the G Gallery and Glass Studio

Does this painting brighten your day? It does mine… ❀

Day 29 ~ Mini Autumn Rose Bouquet

One more day… I feel like I’ve been climbing a 14er and I’m almost to the top, but I’m not sure I can make the last 14 feet…

I think I can do it, and I’m amazed…Β  I’m only short one painting and that’s okay.

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4″ x 4″ oil on mini canvas

$35

Here it is with the little easel…

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Day 22 ~ Sunflowers in Green Glass

I wasn’t planning to do another sunflower painting this year, but my daughter left for a trip this morning and left me with a bouquet of sunflowers in a green glass vase… the vase is what caught my attention. Definitely was a challenge as I have been working on this all day and I still don’t know what to think about it. Any suggestions???

 

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8″ x 10″ oil on linen

I added the leaf because the space looked to empty. One thing I like about the leaf is that I did not intentionally set out to make it look folded over. I just noticed it now when I posted it. πŸ™‚