Saturday, April 8, 2017

Blessings galore

Majesty  © Karen Mathison Schmidt
48 x 36 inches • acrylic & oil on cradled GessobordTM

Commission • Lafayette, Louisiana

A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed a wonderful drive down to Lafayette to deliver this commissioned painting to its new home. After weeks of emailing and texting it was fun finally meeting Annie in person.

She and her husband collect Louisiana artists, and it's an honor to have one of my paintings in their beautiful home. And a double honor that they had me to this painting on the occasion of the birth of their second son. So cool to think that growing up, he'll think of this lion as his very own painting.

To top it all off, Annie very kindly gave me some popcorn snacks and a huge bottle of water for my drive back home. Thanks, Annie!

(From the “You might be an artist if ... ” file: I’m sure all you artists out there already noticed how the Sea Salted Caramel is totally color coordinated with my notebook cover. And my charge cord.)

And then: the perfect ending to a wonderful day ...


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Morning view ...

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.

Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.

PSALM 96:11-12

In the Morning II  © Karen Mathison Schmidt
16 x 20 inches • acrylic on cradled GessobordTM
private collection • Shreveport, Louisiana

I love this view out toward our front gate, just as the morning sun clears the tree tops of the woods across the road.

I’ll be delivering this painting to its new home in Shreveport on Monday. The new owner says she was drawn to it because it reminds her of her childhood home, which, as it turns out, is just about ten miles up the road from us!

Small world.