Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Ventures in Art

Vibrant Energy I

Serene Energy I

I have recently been honored to take a class with the artist Robert Anders. His sculptures are amazing...absolutely breathtaking. He is multi-talented; a painter and master print maker as well. We are both members of the Kansas City Artist's Coalition.

I have never worked in the printmaking arena, so we did some monoprints the other evening in his studio. I have to say I loved it. These are original oils done on copper plate. The red has some hand sketching and coloring. I am very excited to do more works in this medium. Let me know your thoughts. Do you always work in the same way, or are you willing to be adventurous and try new ways of creativity?

15 comments:

Greet said...

Karena,
Thank you so much for the reaction on my post earlier!
That's how I find your blog.
Amazing works of art! Honest.
The work "Serene Energy 1" reminds me of the work of the Belgian artist Jean Marc Louis.

Warmthly,
Greet from Belgian Pearls

Colour me Happy said...

Is this in the realm of modern would you say? I prefer the colourful ones, but I guess it's not surprise coming from me :)

beachbungalow8 said...

these are such a departure from your other work. I would love to take a print making class. I can't wait to see what else you do.

Blushing hostess said...

Oh, this is beautiful. thank you for sharing this with us.

Debra said...

Wonderful- lucky you! I always love what I see here Karen.

annechovie said...

I really like these, Karen! I need to make time to work in some different mediums, too.

Maria Killam said...

Thanks so much for faithfully commenting on my new blog postings! You are the best!
xoxo
Maria

Maria Killam said...

Hi Karena,
A local decorative artist actually painted those for me, she charged $800. I gave her a photo of a different one I'd seen so she had an idea of what I wanted. I wasn't completely wild about it but the client loved it and that's all that matters! Art is so personal after all!
Maria

Karena said...

Maria, the art looks great on the photo, of course it is a lot like my style as an abstract expressionist and colorist!

pve design said...

Part of being an artist is trying new things and working towards a way of finding interest be it a new style or a new medium. I am working on a series of new works and am in hopes to go a new direction. It is much harder than it looks so Bravo to you for trying new things.
As always, I am so appreciative of your comments.
pve

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Beautiful pieces and great blog site - It's nice to have met you!
Toma

Karena said...

It is a challenge, I want to stay fresh and so I really do look forward to new ideas and methods in creating art.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Karena,
Do you tweet?? I'm not sure if you saw it, but I tweeted about YOU yesterday! I wrote:
"Just got a nice email from "ArtbyKarena" She's an Artist herself as well as an ArtConsultant! Check her out http://artbykarena.blogspot..."
See www.twitter.com/TheAntiquesDiva

Cheers!
Toma

Cote de Texas said...

i love the changes! very impressive! i like your new hair do too. ;)

Rose C'est La Vie said...

these are inspiring.. full of verve and confidence.

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