Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Friday, January 25, 2013

Celestial Light Nocturne Paintings

Moonlit Nocturne
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
I have long been fascinated by painting "the mystery of the night".
There are several nocturne paintings in my exhibit, 
Karen F. Rose, The View From the Easel 
painting a poetic vision in oil and pastel. 
which is at the Melrose Bay Art Gallery until Feb 24, 2013.
Above the nocturne painting Celestial Light are these words from a poem.
Celestial Light
Karen F. Rose
pastel on board
There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
To earth and every common sight
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and freshness of a dream.
                       William Wordsworth.

Hope this painting gives you that sense of wonder.
Sweet Dreams

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Karen F Rose The View From The Easel Painting a Poetic Vision Exhibit

Twilight Glow Remembered
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
24 x 48

"Your paintings are so peaceful and serene". "They are luminous and just glow".
 "I am so delighted to discover your work".
Those were a few of the comments visitors shared with me at the opening of
Karen F. Rose - The View From the Easel
painting a poetic vision in oil and pastel.
Melrose Bay Art Gallery
Melrose, FL
now through Feb 24
Hours Sat. 10 to 6  Sun. 1 to 5
I do so love to paint the golden hours of dawn and dusk. This exhibit is a collection of landscapes and figurative work, thirty-one paintings in pastel and oil.
Each week new work will be added.
My oil painting Moon Rise Nocturne held a special fascination for one favorite collector.
If you are on Facebook that painting is featured on my Facebook page
Karen F. Rose Fine Art.
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I am honored to be the guest artist at this charming gallery.
Glimpse of Sunset
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
My landscape and figurative paintings are on exhibit with wonderful paintings, pottery, glass and photographs of the member artists.

Melrose is just a hop skip and jump away from Gainesville, FL or Jacksonville, FL so do plan a trip this weekend.
Please email me Karen@karenfrose.com if you plan to visit. I'd love to greet you and share with you my poetic painting vision.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Karen F. Rose Gainesville, Fl Artist at Melrose Bay Art Gallery

Very excited about the opening of my art show
Karen F. Rose -The View From the Easel
painting a poetic vision in oil and pastel this Sunday, Jan 13 from 2 to 5 pm
at the Melrose Bay Art Gallery, Melrose, Fl.
The show dates are Jan. 12 to Feb 24. The gallery is open on the weekends. Click on the link for more details.
My exhibit includes landscapes and figurative work. Whew 31 paintings in all.
I am delighted to be the guest artist at this gallery and look forward to seeing you at the opening reception. With work from all the gallery artists on display you are sure to find  something just perfect for your home or office.
AND this weekend the weather should be just grand.
Melrose is an artsy little town located on Lake Santa Fe, a great Sunday afternoon drive from Jacksonville, Gainesville or just about anywhere.