Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Twilight Earleton-A tone poem painting

Twilight Earleton
© Karen F. Rose
oil on linen canvas
Another of my paintings in this year's 4th Annual Melrose Open Air Arts event. 
In the 1870's English settlers came to Earleton to build a church. The church is long gone. But I wonder if on a spring day in March over 140 years ago, on this little patch of hallowed ground - someone stood and said, "Yes, let it be here, to feel the wind, to know the birds and find peace in the glow of this setting sun". 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

OAA Reception March 20, 6 -10 pm

Just Drifting
Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
My father was a fisherman all his life. He had a little boat just like this one I saw on Santa Fe Lake this week. 
At 89, when he drifts off to sleep I think he dreams he is on a lake somewhere going out to catch some bass. 
I painted this one for you Dad. 
Wish you could have been out there with me. 
The title of the painting - Just Drifting
The Open Air Arts in Melrose will host the reception this Saturday. Please visit all three galleries Melrose, Bellamy Road Arts and Shake Rag Artists Gallery.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Art Exhibit at Vam York Theater

Thursday March 19th is the opening of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Vam York Theater. My solo art exhibit is there in the lobby until the close of the show on April 11. There are eight paintings and it truly is a wonderful exhibit space. Thanks to Linda Pence and Leannis Maxwell for their assistance in hanging the paintings. Hope you can attend the musical.  
Tickets Available at Book Gallery West in the Millhopper Shopping Center, 4121 NW 16th Blvd., next to Publix and the Vam York Theater. A percentage of the sale of any painting goes to benefit the Gainesville Community Theater.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Landscape Paintings at Open Air Arts

I am packing up the sunscreen, paints, brushes and easel getting ready for The 4th Annual Melrose Spring Art Festival which is just a little over a week away. The opening reception is Saturday March 20th and the Alachua Conservation Trust is the beneficiary of the event this year. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vam York Theater Solo Exhibit

Prairie Meditation
Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
My solo exhibit at the Vam York theater is March 18 - April 11. Several of my oil and  pastel paintings will be on display in the lobby gallery during the musical  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. 
There will be a Special Event Honoring Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday and Benefitting The Child Advocacy Center on March 20, starting at 6 p.m. The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner. Tickets $50 per person, which includes dinner and tickets to the show. Click Here for more details.
Tickets Available at Book Gallery West in the Millhopper Shopping Center, 4121 NW 16th Blvd., next to Publix and the Vam York Theater.