Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Sunday, November 11, 2018

This Blog is Moving Down the Road

Road to the Barn
Karen F. Rose
So after 10 years of writing here on Blogger... My Painting Journal will have a new address.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Stand Tall, Speak Softly oil painting

Stand Tall, Speak Softly
Karen F Rose
oil on panel
Village Arts Framing and Gallery
What is it in the landscape that makes you pause for a moment and really take notice of your surroundings? A few years ago I was traveling to Melrose, Florida and saw a grove of pine trees with a bulldozer fast approaching to clear the land for a new overpass.  Later that day on my way home the trees were gone.

Stand Tall, Speak Softly is a view of three palm trees that have survived storms and hurricane Matthew and Irma. They have a story to tell if we will only listen, or are they just a passing landscape to you?

This painting and others will be part of my exhibit as featured artist of the month at Village Arts Framing and Gallery in Sawgrass Village in Ponte Vedra Beach. The Gallery is having an open house on Saturday Nov. 3. Hope to see you there.
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Village Arts Framing and Gallery, Ponte Vedra Beach Open House November 3

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Open House
1 to 5 pm

Cooler weather is definately in the air here on the east coast of Florida. Brisk temperature always remind me of glorious tree colors of living "up north" in Connecticut and Michigan.

The beautiful hues of a moon rise over a Florida marsh are also a sight to see. Mark your calendars for the full moon in a few days on 24th.

I am honored to be the artist of the month at Village Arts Framing and Gallery in Sawgrass Village in Ponte Vedra Beach during the month of November.  The gallery will be having an Artists' Open House on Saturday, November 3 from 1 to 5 pm. If you are in the area hope you will stop by and say hello.

Pleased to see the gallery's ad in the November issue of OCL  (Old City Life) magazine.  This painting Marsh Moonrise was inspired by the view of Paynes Praire in Gainesville, FL.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Hurricane Michael Fundraiser for Florida's Forgotten Coast

Twilight Shore Bird
Karen F. Rose
6 x 6"
oil on board
Going live on Sunday, Oct 21 at 7 pm EST at https://www.32auctions.com/NotForgotten2018
175 professional artists from around the country have each donated a painting to this online auction to help raise funds for hurricane relief efforts on Florida's Forgotten Coast.

My painting Shore Bird Twilight, oil,6 x 6" with gold wood frame will be one of the paintings up for auction. The auction will last from October 21 to Sunday, October 28th. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Jacksonville Pink Ribbon Golf Classic fundraiser party

Friendship Rose
Karen F. Rose
donation to Pink Ribbon fundraiser
12.5 x 12.5"
I am participating in the Pink Ribbon Jacksonville fundraiser for breast cancer research which takes place on October 11, 2018.
This year it's in honor of a dear friend who recently was diagnosed with breast cancer.

At the fundraiser participants will bid on donated artwork and 100% of proceeds will go to the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Baptist Beaches hospitals.

If several friends go in together they could share the painting throughout the year passing the painting on to the next person as a reminder to schedule their yearly mammogram.

The current bid on the painting is $250. The final bidding will take place on October11th.

Mammograms save lives...tell a friend.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ponte Vedra Beach Fine Artist Karen F. Rose

Peace Beyond the Blue
Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas

It's been a while since I have posted on my blog. Where does the time go? 

This painting Peace Beyond the Blue recently sold at Village Arts Framing and Gallery located in Sawgrass Village in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. This is a boutique gallery and expert framing business with over 35 years in the art business. Some clients call it the "Best kept art secret in Ponte Vedra Beach". Pam, the owner, is always very friendly and helpful in selecting just the right frame for your art.

I have several pieces of my original oil paintings there on exhibit. Hope you'll stop by and say hi. Tell them I sent you!

Connect with Village Arts Framing on Facebook or Instagram or give them a call at 904 273 4925.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Blenko Glass Company Art Contest

Something Borrowed Something Blue
Karen F. Rose
original oil
9 x 12"
available framed or unframed
When I heard that the Blenko Glass Company was sponsoring an Art Contest inspired by their beautiful had crafted watter bottle glass, I just had to enter my original oil painting Something Borrowed, Something Blue. 
I adore Blenko glass from West Virginia and I know many people collect this wonderful handblown glass in many colors and forms. The cobalt blue just speaks to me and I asked a friend if I could borrow her bottle for a painting still life. 

A picture of all the entries in the contest is in the visitor center at the Blenko Glass Company and visitors will vote for their favorite. Wish me luck.

Visit the Blenko glass company site at https://blenko.com/  to learn more about this family owned company and of course be sure to visit the company in West Virginia.
Don't you just love The Blenko Glass Company philosophy 
"We all need, now more than ever, handmade possessions that are unique and inspiring".