Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Artist Karen F. Rose at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
137 King St # C, 
St Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 825-4577

Open 11 to 5 daily

So pleased to announce that my original oil paintings will be exhibited at the Butterfield Garage Art Gallery in St. Augustine, Fl.
This is a gallery of professional artists working in sculpture, glass, fiber arts, mixed media, painting, photography, woodworking, jewelry and basketry.
The gallery has been in St Augustine since 1999 and is in a vintage 1927 building.

Whetstone Chocolate  San Sebastian Winery and the Ice Plant Bar are close to the gallery and parking is available right outside the door.

First Friday Art Walks are held you guessed it, the First Friday of each month from 5 to 9 and you'll have a chance to chat with the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Hope to see you Friday, November 6th.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Karen F. Rose Artist at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Marsh Twilight
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
8 x10"
on exhibit Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Sept 11 to Oct 23, 2015

I am delighted to be invited to be the guest artist at the Cultural Center Annex Gallery at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Sept 11 to October 23, 2015. The painting above, Marsh Twilight is one of a dozen paintings I will have on exhibit.
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
1050 AIA North
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach has partnered with the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, a multipurpose performing arts facility, to offer the Cultural Center Annex Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to featuring the Cultural Center’s talented Artist Members through solo exhibitions of their work.  The new gallery provides the unique opportunity for concert attendees to view and purchase local art.  One goal of the Cultural Center is to encourage and promote artistic growth and professional development, and to create a forum for the arts within Northeast Florida.  With help from accomplished arts venues like the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, the Cultural Center is able to expand the vision of local artists by providing another opportunity to promote and sell their works.  This marriage between the visual arts and the performing arts will create a more vibrant atmosphere for those who attend the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, which is host to amazing performances by well-known artists.
 All works exhibited are for sale and  can be viewed during regular business hours, or during events and performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.  
Cultural Center Annex Gallery Hours: Thursday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm  (Call for availability outside of regular hours.)
Check out the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall's amazing line up of performing artists and be sure to get your tickets for Hip Harp for the Arts, a special fundraiser for the Cultural Center's Music Therapy Outreach Program.  Purchase tickets here

Karen F. Rose Fine Art New Studio

Artist Loft for Karen F. Rose Art

Wow so many changes for me in the last few weeks. Very excited that I now have a new artist studio. 
It's filled with light and has gorgeous views from the two sets of loft windows AND it's just steps away from the beach. Very grateful and blessed to be in this space.
I'm still moving and organizing, but stay tuned for more pictures.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition in St Augustine, FL

Cloudscape over Arizona at 35,000 feet
photo credit Karen F Rose

After a glorious time in California, I hopped back on the plane and headed from the West Coast to the First Coast to the nation's oldest city St Augustine, FL.  The Oil Painters of America 24th National Exhibition was about to begin on Wednesday.
The conference started with plein air painting and continued with demos by master artists and presentations at the Casa Monica Hotel and award ceremonies.
What a wealth of information was shared by all and a great learning opportunity to speak with artists from all over the country.

Registration materials with a beautiful brochure
of the national exhibit.
Cloudscape Meditation
Karen F. Rose
5th place award
City by the Sea exhibition
juror Marc R Hanson
I was thrilled to receive an award from nationally known artist Marc R Hanson. Marc is an exceptional artist and teacher in both oil and pastel and a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. To receive recognition from him is a real joy. And thank you to the new owners of my painting. Hope you enjoy it for years to come.

A heartfelt thank you to all who made the conference possible...it's energizing to be among so many talented and dedicated artists and view such masterful works of art.
The Oil Painters of America National Exhibit remains on display at the Cutter & Cutter Brilliance in Color gallery through May 25th. You really must see the exhibit. It's breathtaking.

While in St. Augustine hope you will visit Shaffer Gallery where several of my oil paintings are on exhibit. Don't forget First Friday and Uptown Saturday night the last Sat of each month sponsored by the art galleries of St. Augustine.
What's next? So anxious to tell you. www.karenfrose.com
-  KFR

The 2015 Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA

Point Lobos Preserve
photo credit Karen F. Rose
2015 Plein Air Convention
Monterey, CA
In the last few weeks I've traveled from the First Coast in Florida to the West Coast in California to paint plein air. The trip included attending the 2015 Plein Air Convention held in Monterey, CA with four of my very favorite painting friends.
700 painters from all over the world gathered to watch some of the rock stars of plein air painting in demos and discussions and then at the end of each day gather together to paint the gorgeous rugged coastline in Monterey and Carmel, CA.

To see some of the video highlights of the event click HERE  In the first day video, you will see me talking with Michael Harding of Michael Harding handmade artist oil colors. So many vendor opportunities to add artist supplies: Rosemary Brushes, Gamblin paints, Raymar panels, Strada easels, need I say I had to purchase an additional suitcase for the trip home!
Next years conference will be in Tucson, AZ. Good thing I already have an extra suitcase.

During my stay I also visited the De Young Museum in San Francisco and had the chance to meet up with one of my favorite paintings, Lady Agnew by John Singer Sargent. It's the first time the painting has been in the United States as it is on loan for a special exhibit Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Lady Agnew by John Singer Sargent
On special exhibit De young Museum, San Francisco, CA
photo credit Karen F. Rose
Blue Veil by Edmund Tarbell
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
photo credit Karen F. Rose
Another favorite painting on exhibit at the De Young is The Blue Veil by Edmond Tarbell.
Such mystery and poetry in this painting.

My next post will be from the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition in St Augustine, FL.
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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Guiding Light Original Oil Painting At Shaffer Gallery in St Augustine, FL

Guiding Light
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
6x6" 12 x 12"
It's race week in historic St Augustine, FL. There will be lots of sailboats in the harbor.
Have you ever used the North Star to navigate your way? 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Melrose Open Air Arts 2015 - Dogwoods, Azaleas and Pink Flamingos

Dogwood blossoms in Melrose, FL

This year the Melrose Open Air Arts has a welcome return March 7 to the 21. Having participated in this painting event for several years, I'm pleased that the timing is just right for blossoms and blooms to be at their peek in this sleepy little town east of Gainesville, FL. 

My Open Air Arts ritual each year is a visit to a little patch of land just west of Melrose near Earleton. Then I'm off into town to see what stirs my painting imagination.
On Tuesday, I was immediately taken with beautiful white blossoms on dogwood trees on a street with the name ...Dogwood Lane.

A brilliant azalea bush in the morning light also caught my attention. The vibrant magenta blossoms cascaded over an old white picket fence with such magical dancing shadows.
Morning Glory

That painting along with three others were hung today at Melrose Bay Art Gallery. 
Please mark the date of the artist reception at Melrose Bay Art Gallery on Saturday, March 21 from 6 to 9 pm. 

Oh I almost forgot to mention the pink flamingo yard art that made it's way into one of my paintings...just for a bit of whimsy.
Happy Spring.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Karen F. Rose Golden Twilight, original oil painting at Fairfax Gallery

Golden Meditation
©  Karen F Rose
oil on canvas
16 x 20"
 Fairfax Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Love seeing Golden Meditation on display at Fairfax Gallery in Jacksonville, Fl in such a lovely location in the gallery along with several of my other paintings on exhibit.
Reminded me of a moment when the painting received a supreme compliment. Noticing a lady gazing at the painting just lost in thought. I waited a few moments, then approached her and asked, "Seems like you are enjoying the painting"?
She paused, smiled, softly sighed and said,
"If this painting was in my home I would come home from work, sit down and just get lost in it ...melt into the twilight."
Wow, did that make my heart sing. Thank you!
Is their someone you would like to share this painting with?
Give the gallery a call 904-384-7724.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Karen F. Rose original oil paintings at Shaffer Gallery in St Augustine, FL

In the Quiet
© Karen F. Rose
original oil on canvas
Shaffer Gallery
St Augustine, FL

So very pleased to be invited to exhibit my original oil paintings at Shaffer Gallery in our country's oldest city, St. Augustine, FL. 
In the Quiet is an early morning marsh vista, when the air has a hint of dampness and the Florida morning barely lets the sun peek from behind the clouds..

Shaffer Gallery is charmingly petite but filled with gorgeous original oil paintings and beautiful art glass. Owner Rebecca Shaffer and her husband have styled the gallery with the ambience of a 19th century art salon.  

Shaffer Gallery opened in October of 2014 and is in the uptown San Marco section of St. Augustine in the same building as Les Petits Pleasures French Bakery (can't you just smell  the fresh baked croissants and macaroons) and just down the street is the restaurant
Le Pavillion specializing in French, German and Swiss cuisine. 

Their address is

Shaffer Gallery
35 San Marco Ave
St Augustine, FL 32084

hours Wed - Sat 10 - 5
Sun 11-5
(by Appt. Mon - Tues)

The art and antique dealers in the area have an Uptown Saturday Night event that is held the last Saturday of the month from 5 to 9 pm.
Parking is available street side and at the Mission of Nombre de Dios parking lot. The Mission is located on 27 Ocean Avenue, St Augustine. 

I'd love for you to visit the gallery and when you do tell Rebecca I sent you!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fairfax Gallery - Jacksonville, FL

Twilight Glow Remembered
© Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas

Fairfax Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Let's pull up a chair and just drift into the twilight hours.
If you live near the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL, you know the ever-changing beauty and peacefulness of time well spent just watching water reflections on the river. 

I'm so pleased to have my original oil and pastel paintings available through Fairfax Gallery and Framing Establishment. On Friday,  I delivered several paintings to the gallery.

Fairfax has been at the heart of the Jacksonville Florida art scene for almost 30 years. This busy Jacksonville art gallery is tucked in the center of historic Avondale/Ortega, one of the most vibrant art districts in Jacksonville. 

Stop into the gallery this week, and you just might want to bring home a little twilight warmth for your home or office.

Fairfax Gallery
4216 Herschel Street, 
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 384-7724

The gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday 11 to 3pm.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Harbor Nocturne Honored with Award at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach Juried Member Exhibition

Honored to receive 2nd Place Award for
Harbor Nocturne at
Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach Juried Member Exhibition
My painting Harbor Nocturne which I talked about in my previous post, receive the second place award at the juried member exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach on Friday evening.

Harbor Nocturne
© Karen F Rose
oil on linen

There are 47 artists represented in this gorgeous show with works in painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, glass and more.

The artist reception and award event were very well attended and my thanks to the staff and sponsors of the Cultural Center for making the evening so special for all artists and their many guests.

The exhibit runs through Feb 1, 2015 with hours of Monday thru Friday 9 to 5.
 Celebrate Art 2015 is just a feast for the eyes. Be prepared to be amazed.