Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blast from the past
or, It’s springtime somewhere!

A quote for all my friends south of the equator, where spring is in full swing:

She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”

– A. A. MILNE, When We Were Very Young


Debutantes © 2014 Karen Mathison Schmidt
12 x 36 x 2 inches • oil on museum quality, archival GessobordTM
private collection • Shreveport, Louisiana

This is one of the paintings I had on display at the Red River Revel a couple of weeks ago, a picture of the daffodils gracing our front yard last spring. As we were preparing to hang it, I accidentally dropped it, damaging the top left and bottom left corners EVER so slightly.


Oh well, accidents will happen. And you can hardly notice the damage, which could be easily and completely hidden by framing.

But still, I’m putting it in my eBay store at half price -- what a deal!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I'm back … with a new cat painting, even!


On the Edge  © 2014 Karen Mathison Schmidt
8 x 8 x 3/4 inches • oil on Museum Series cradled GessobordTM
private collection • Alger, Michigan

The Red River Revel arts festival last week was wonderful and I’ll be sharing photos soon. Meanwhile, here’s a new painting of Jo I did today. I used a palette of vibrant and earthy fall colors for this fun painting, and working on it with all the windows open to this afternoon’s cool autumn breeze was an absolute joy.