Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Morning Ride, equine pastel painting

Morning Ride
© 2011 Karen F Rose
pastel on board

This morning I was reminded of another summer day not too long ago. I arrived at the pasture early to watch a beautiful horse and rider go through their morning exercises.

They were as if they were one, together so graceful and elegant and moving in a cadence that was in their hearts.

A friend recently said to me, "My horse teaches me everything I need to know about myself."

Have you ever thought about what animals teach us about life and about ourselves?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Silver Linings, oil painting

Silver Linings
© 2011 Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas

The famous English landscape artist John Constable studied clouds and often wrote notes on the back of his paintings noting the time of day, direction of the wind and speed of the wind. He was very detail oriented but then again he was a painter. Hmm does that make him right brained or left brained? Good question.

If you have the opportunity, visit Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT, which has several Constable's cloud studies on exhibit.

When I painted this study I was thinking of the quote "For every dark cloud there is a silver lining". The power of optimism. I like that.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sundown, oil painting 6x6"

© 2011 Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out til sundown,
 for going out, I found, was really going in”.  
                                                                     John Muir