Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Open Air Arts Paintings in Melrose, Florida

© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
2nd place painting award and
purchase prize award
Thanks to all who gave me such positive comments
about this painting of mine on exhibit at the
Bellamy Road Fine Arts and Melrose Bay Gallery
Third Annual Open Air Arts event.
Open Air Arts is an educational event for
land conservation and a benefit for the
Conservation Trust for Florida.
Many paintings will stay on display throughout
the month of April and can be viewed during
normal gallery hours.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kickin Back in the Park by the Bay

Kicking Back In the Park
© 2009 Karen F Rose
oil on canvas
The big gala for the Open Air Arts at Bellamy
Road Arts and Melrose Bay Art Gallery, is this
Sat. April 11 from 6 to 10 PM.
With over 75 artists contributing to the event
it should make for quite a show.
During the week of painting I had some luck.
I was in the park painting a view of the Bay when
his young woman sat down to catch some raysand read her book.
I was in the shadow under a tree so she didn't at first
see me. (Plein air painters avoid setting up in the sun,
unless you have an umbrella to shield your canvas from sun glare.)
Ahh hahh... I couldn't have asked for a better model!