Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Friday, December 2, 2011

2012 Florida Artists Juried Exhibition

The Sentinel
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.  ~John Muir
So pleased to receive notification that my oil painting The Sentinel was accepted into the 2012 Florida Juried Artist Exhibition. Mark your calendar to view this exhibit at Santa Fe College President's Hall Art Gallery in Gainesville, FL January 13 to February 8, 2012.
This show represents artist entries from all over the state of Florida and the submissions were juried into the exhibit by Jack King, a professor of art from the University of Tampa.
Towering pines.
They are the first to catch the morning light.
The soft breeze carries their voice and song throughout the day.
They reach toward heaven.
They speak in hushed tones.
Are we listening.


Maria Bennett Hock said...

Beautiful painting. the softness of the colors is to intriguing. Just love it. Congrats on getting it into the Exhibition.

Monica Burnette said...

Congratulations, Karen! This is a stunning piece.

Karen F. Rose said...

Thanks Maria. Just love these large pines and I love John Muir's quote. He is well known for his work in California. He did walk from Indiana to Florida. I like to think he woke one misty morning and saw this sight.

Kathy Cousart said...

Simply stunning! Beautiful in it's soft and mystical feel. Wonderful news to be in the show- major congratulations!!

Nanci Hersh said...

You are on a roll Girlfriend... Randy Higbee, here... what's next? and deservingly so. I can feel the mist, smell the pine, and enjoy the poetry as well.

Karen F. Rose said...

Monica, Kathy and Nanci your comments are so appreciated. And you are tight Nanci love that pine smell too!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

WOW. Congratulations! And this is an awesome painting - I"m so thrilled for you!

J Joy Nocifora said...

Congratulations, Karen! This is a beautiful painting!

Ruthie Carlson said...

Karen, Congratulations!! This is breathtaking! Beautiful!

Shelley Whiting said...

Your paintings are soft and delicate. I also like how they glow and are luminous. Your work is intriguing and mysterious. Very beautiful and interesting work.

Karen F. Rose said...

Shelley so appreciate your comment that you find the Sentinel intriguing.
I am particularly in love with early morning and evening light and have several tall pines close to my studio. These trees stand tall and strong and reach skyward. I love their personality.