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

Day 12 ~ preparation

Today I spent some time cleaning my studio and deciding what to start on next. I found an old plein air painting that I never varnished, so I put a quick coat on it.

Then I decided to pull out an old unfinished painting that I have struggled with for over a year. I set it up on the easel and will delve into finishing it tomorrow… at least I’m hoping to finish it tomorrow. πŸ™‚

I want to share my daughter’s postcards with you. She is selling them for a dollar a piece. Let me know in a comment if you’d like to purchase some and then I will let her know.

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… ❀

Gallery Paintings

I thought I would update this blog with several posts of paintings that are now available at G Gallery and Glass Studio in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Starting with my most recent series…Sunlight and shadows on a warm summer day, a beautiful figure dressed in white with straw hat and basket, picking wildflowers in a grassy meadow.

Gathering Wildflowers

12″ x 16″

Oil on panel

Black wood frame

$450

Grace and Peace

12″ x 12″

Oil on panel

Black wood frame

$295

Watch Out for Snakes

9″ x 12″

Oil on panel

Black wood frame

$280

Hope you enjoyed this series. I had so much fun painting these with my daughter as a model. She actually did get slightly bitten by a copperhead snake, but not at this time. I say slightly because it only grazed her skin and she only had minor swelling. Still scary…

Which one do you like best?

If you missed my last post… check out my daughter’s new book at Pen on Paper