Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Open Air Arts Dreaming by the Bay

Dreaming in the Park by the Bay
© Karen F. Rose
Available Melrose Bay Art Gallery
Bellamy Road Art Gallery
One of the pleasures of painting in the Melrose Open Air Arts is choosing a location that speaks to you.  In past years, and again this year I was attracted to "the park by the bay" Melrose's Heritage Park on Melrose Bay. 

I see the the park bench and the blue of the water as an invitation to rest, to reflect and to dream. 

Thanks to all who stopped by to chat while I was pasteling. 
Especially the couples from Penny Farms. We had a wonderful discussion about pastel which I enjoyed and I hope you did too.
I have four paintings on display through April 21. Hope you will stop in and see all the fabulous art created by the 40 talented artists who participated in Open Air Arts this year.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Melrose Open Air Arts, Pasteling in the Park

Slow, No Wake
© Karen F Rose
pastel with museum glass
Sold In Private Collection
What a busy week!
Last Sunday I took down my exhibit at Melrose Bay Art Gallery then headed off to Leesburg, FL for a wonderful workshop. With the time change I sprang forward on Sunday, but somehow was still missing that hour of extra sleep.
Then on Thursday, there was an emergency trip to the dentist...oops.
It was back to Melrose, FL on Friday and Saturday as I am participating in the Melrose Open Air Arts.
This is a great event with 45 invited artists. Yesterday was the public painting day in four designated painting locations. 
Each year I always love sitting in the little Heritage Park by Melrose Bay. You see all manner of people and crafts on the water-fishing boats, sail boats, row boats, canoes, and kayaks. 
What kind of water crafter are you? 
Does the thrill of skimming across the water at amazing speed in the middle of a sunny day set your heart racing or
are you a Slow, No Wake kind of person taking in the sight and sounds of the lake in early morning with the sunrise glistening off the water?

Hope you visit my new web site www.karenfrose.com.
And yes, I ship unframed paintings anywhere in the country.
A special thank you goes out to a new collector in California. Thank you!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Melrose Open Air Arts 2013 - Painting the Town

Melrose Bay Art Gallery
Melrose, Florida
Spring Forward. Now that you have set your clocks ahead hope you will mark your calendar for Open Air Arts. Pleased to be participating for the fourth year in this festival which invites artists to paint this artsy little town.
I'll setting up my plein air easel, painting all day Saturday, March 16th along with over forty other artists.
Please join us on Saturday, March 23 for the Gala and Art Sale from 5 to 9.
For a complete list of activities click on this link

Friday, March 1, 2013

Inside Melrose Bay Art Gallery

Karen F. Rose
just a few of the 31 paintings on display
at Melrose Bay Art Gallery
Tonight  March 1, 2013 is Art Walk in Melrose, FL.
For those of you who live out of state, I thought I'd share another peek of my art exhibit at www.melrosebayartgallery.com 

I'll be back in Melrose for the Open Air Arts celebration on March 16th, along with 45 other wonderful artists, painting on location.
The gala Open Air Arts exhibition and sale is Saturday, March 23 from 10 to 9 PM
Welcome spring!