Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inside the Artist's Studio, It's Spring!

Pastels in My Studio Box
Photo © Karen F. Rose.
For all of us, it's been an unusually long and cold winter... even in Florida.

Aren't you inspired by the renewal and the energy of spring.
Outside the studio, a Carolina wren is making a nest in the wreath on my door and lime green is the color of the buds on all the trees and shrubs outside the studio window...
you notice I am NOT mentioning the lime green color of all the pollen coating everything that stands still.
No, I am not mentioning it.

Inside the studio, it's a joy to open the pastel box to see beautiful gorgeous color.
But before I get to pastel or oil painting, the studio needs dusting, organizing and rearranging.

The need for spring cleaning today makes me think of Bravo Channel's show Inside the Actor's Studio.
You know the one where host James Lipton asks ten questions of his guest, the last question being

"If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates."

I have given it some thought and hope he might say, 'Karen, you have created paintings that have given people joy and touched them with serenity and peace.... but most important...your studio is FINALLY clean...you can come in now."

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Two workshops, two art exhibits and a few trips to exciting locations are on my calendar...but more about that in the weeks to come in future posts and in the newsletter.

Hope you will join me.


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

La photo que vous partagez avec nous est une belle incitation au travail de la couleur.
Il est vrai que le printemps est pour moi une saison merveilleuse, celle que je préfère. Epuisante toutefois, car mille et une choses voudraient être accomplies... En ce qui me concerne je suis une contemplative et le printemps me ressource agréablement.
Il est comme une transfusion de formes, de couleurs, de senteurs, de lumière... de vie sous toutes ses formes.
Je suis certaine que tous ces pastels vont bientôt s'activer et donner naissance à des oeuvres sublimes.
Gros bisous à vous.

Karen F. Rose said...

Thank you so much for your comment. Yes I hope that those colors will spring forth into a new and wonderful pastel creation.
Best wishes

Jim Carpenter said...

Hi Karen,
Cleaning and organizing the studio... I just went through a bout of that, and managed to get a lot done, but before I solved it all, I was back into painting.
I love your photo of the pastel box - delicious. If only I knew what to do with pastels!