Saturday, August 18, 2012
A commissioned painting that I recently completed. My third Hibiscus and probably my last for a long time. I find using red to be a challenge because it's such a powerful color and on these flowers, it's all red. I hope the buyer is pleased with it. It certainly was nice knowing the painting was sold before I started, so please feel free to commission me at any time! Just no more red flowers. Well, unless the price is right. ;-)
Saturday, February 4, 2012
These Charolais cattle were part of a herd in Columbus, TX. The day was gorgeous, the light was perfect and the cattle were great models. I enjoyed the day taking pictures with good friends. When I got back to the studio I chose this picture as my second painting. I've worked the painting over and over again. NOT sure what was wrong with it, but knew there was something just not right. Thanks to Rusty Jones sending me a critique, I was able to work the things that should have been obvious. His critiques also helped me rework another painting.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
This is a 20x20 oil painting on cradled board. I discovered this flower in Santiago in a public garden. I'm not sure what type of flower it is, so feel free to let me know if you can name it. This is my second in a series of flower paintings. Thanks for looking.
This is a 20x20 oil painting on cradled board. The first in a series of flowers. How many I end up painting is anyone's guess. I bore easily. A challenge with all the red, but there is something about a Hibiscus that lowers the blood pressure. Thanks for visiting.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Eigth Annual Studio Tour: Saturday, Nov. 20
Cedars Open Studios Nov. 20, 12 - 6 p.m. is your opportunity to learn about the neighborhood and the numerous professional artists and craftsmen residing in the Cedars. The artist studios are open year around by appointment, but once a year, they open on the same day, giving visitors a chance to really experience a creative, evolving neighborhood.
Come meet the artists, see where they work and what they create. Search and find the perfect piece to take home with you. If you’ve never been to the Cedars, now is a great chance to learn about the neighborhood.
Visit Studio Art & Soul at 1505 Beaumont Street.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Mark your calendars to visit Dallas' Cedars neighborhood ... November 20, 2010. The Cedars in Dallas will be opening up the studios. Studio Art and Soul will be participating. Visit us at 1505 Beaumont.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Please join us this evening at The Wine Therapist to kick off our exhibit. Plus, enjoy the music of Jazz Saxophonist David Carr, Jr. If you can't make it tonight, stop The Wine Therapist Tuesdays through Sundays until June 12.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
What a great day ... and time of day. Several of my favorite ART BUDDIES were invited to our good friend's family farm in Columbus, TX last year about this time. Three of us took a short road trip one morning. We found these darling cows... in the best lighting. (Notice the shadows and light.) The cows were very curious about us. Perfect models.
Original painting by Karen Rike
Friday, January 29, 2010
I'm working on a series of crows. Probably more than one series. It's been a lot of fun with this crows. The day I took the photos was a sunny day giving me the pleasure of great light and shadows.