Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Monday, February 28, 2011

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

You Pick Fruit

oil on canvas
© Karen F. Rose
Sometimes paintings take on a life of their own. If you are thinking out of the box what juicy name would you pick for these pairs of apples and pears.
How about Double Date, Just Chatting or Apple a Day and Add Few Pears.

Did I get up too early or should I go get that second cut of coffee?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Anniversary Rose

Anniversary Rose
oil on Raymar panel
© Karen F. Rose

This rose is painted for my parents who celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb 13th, 2011. What caring and loving people they are. What a role model they are and have always been. Love you Mom and Dad!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Artists Helping Artists

Leslie's second day demo during Atlanta Workshop
demonstrating her palette knife technique
Leslie Saeta
Photo credit Karen F Rose

Leslie and Dreama share a laugh...Did you say favicon?
Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry talking business.
Photo credit Karen F. Rose
Just returned from a workshop in Atlanta, GA. What admiration I have for the dynamic duo of Leslie Saeta, a colorful palette knife painter and marketing wiz from California and Dreama Tolle Perry from Paris, Kentucky, whose beautiful art transforms and writing motivates.
Together they host a blog talk radio program called Artists Helping Artists which airs on your computer live on Thursday at noon EST and can be downloaded for future listening through I Tunes. The show's focus is to help artists advance their careers and also to educate them on how to sell their artwork online.
Well, I come up short with all the superlatives I need to express how much I enjoyed this workshop and being in the presence of these VERY GENEROUS ladies with 23 new artist friends.
Now can you believe that after doing demos and assisting artists each day, Leslie and Dreama cooked gourmet meals for all the artists. Each night the dinners were hosted by Leslie's brother Gary and his wife Aileen in their beautiful Atlanta home. How special and welcomed did we feel.
And then on Friday night, we had a fireside chat like nothing I have ever experienced at an artist workshop. Each artist was given center stage to express their hopes and dreams for the direction of their art career.
Now, I must give a shout out of thanks to the charming and talented Kathy Cousart who was so kind to take notes for me on the first day when I could not travel to Atlanta, due to my father's health concerns and to Kelley MacDonald daily painter extrordinare and Sandra Baggette a painterly colorist and Jerry Stocks, my copilots through Atlanta's rush hour traffic. Artists helping artists....hey, that's what it was all about.