Sunday, March 28, 2010

Seaside Painting Giveaway

This is my latest seaside painting for the new giveaway! It is an 18 x18 original oil on gallery wrapped canvas. Value Is $225. Click To enlarge & You'll see the color variations in the sky. To Win This Painting Do the following 2 Things below:

1) Become A Follower On My Website.
2)Leave Me A Comment & Let Me Know What You think Of This Painting.

!The Contest Will Run From Today March 28th To Next Sunday "Easter" The 4th Of April At 12:00 midnight EST & will be announced on my website the following day!

123 comments:

Raina Cox said...

Your painting is lovely, capturing the sometimes moody quality of the sea.

I think you're an incredibly generous person for giving away so much hard work.

Purple Flowers said...

Your painting is beautiful. I love the colors in the sky. And of course I follow your blog. :)

qerat said...

Its a beautiful paintings like all of your paintings

Maya said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. The painting is gorgeous. I love horizon lines in general, suggesting infinity..., love the color range -my most favorite blue tones (blue/grey). So serene! Thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful art works!

A Perfect Gray said...

love the sun's reflection in the clouds...lovely. already a follower - thanks for the chance!

Debra said...

I am a follower - but I should decline the offer to enter as I already own Sundown-and we absolutely love it. It is in a place of prominence in our home and gets so many compliments Karen-so I am already a lucky winner.
I'm so glad I hadn't missed this along the way somehow- you are so sweet!

Toad said...

I'm ashamed I wasn't already a follower.

I do love the painting. It captures the mood I am in perfectly.

Maria Killam said...

It's perfect for the world of gray that everyone wants right now! I would need some yellow in it for my place :)

Vintage Jones said...

I love it! I have the perfect place for it!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I am always drawn to the soothing, calming colors of water. This painting captures all the mystery and beauty of the sea. Who wouldn't feel fortunate to own such a work!!!

beccab said...

Love the colors in this painting. Subtle yet so vivid! Great work!

DesignTies said...

Karena, this is a fantastic giveaway!! Your painting is beautiful. I love the colours and the softness of your paint strokes.

I just became a follower :-)

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely piece of original artwork :-)

Kelly

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I already joined in, Karena..., how could I not. Such a wonderful giveaway!!

Lisa said...

Are you kidding?
This is my favorite painting of yours, well, one of my favorites.
I actually bought a good sized canvas and some new paint yesterday to give oils a try. This is how much you have inspired me Karena.
Oh how I would adore an original of yours. the colors are just perfect too! Ok have I completely gushed enough here?
Fingers crossed xxxx
Lisa

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh...I thought I was already following you! I guess we are friends in so many other places.
Well, now i'm a follower here too!
Maybe someday we can have a real visit!
Lisa

Allie and Pattie said...

Just perfect for the room we're redoing- a serene retreat. And Allie is working on her very first oil as we speak. We will follow
xoxo Pattie

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love this painting! It's so beautiful. It would be perfect in my bedroom, so I've got my fingers crossed. :-)

What a nice giveaway, Karena. I'm already a follower!

Nichole@40daysof said...

Beautiful painting. I have so many place I could put this!

Heather at Satisfying Spaces said...

I love this painting! It makes me feel calm and peaceful.

The Zhush said...

This might be my favorite piece of yours so far! Stunningly gorgeous Karena!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

It is gorgeous and I love the colors. The horizon line is beautiful.

Karena said...

Thank you all for the great comments! It really inspires me to do what I do and love!

Spread the word!
Karena

Low Tide High Style said...

This is a beautiful painting and as a water loving girl I would be thrilled to win it! Simply gorgeous!

Kat :)

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

So glad you came to visit Moth Design today so I could come and discover you and your gorgeous work!! Lovely! Giveaway or not...I'm a follower. However, I think this painting is stunning.
xo Erica

Meadowlark said...

Saw you over at Hooked on Houses.

Love the picture because it is peaceful and soft and delightfully, achingly isolated. Something I miss every single day.

Mao Mao Kitty said...

Beautiful work! It reminds me of my childhood spent at my grandparent's home on the Chesapeake Bay. Lovely handling of the paint.

Cristin said...

What a goregous painting! I am now a follower too.

xo,
cristin

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James said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm not much of an artistic critic.I just know what I like and I like your painting a great deal.I'm going to enjoy following your site.

Martha said...

Are you serious? It is GORGEOUS! It is just beautiful!!!! I am a follower of you already and what a wonderful give-a-way you are doing:)

Renee Finberg said...

i think your work is outstanding!!
xx

Fifi Flowers said...

I feel like being seaside!!! PRETTY!!!

annechovie said...

This is beautiful and has a very calming quality to it.

Pam Kersting said...

Hi Karena! I'm now following you and love the painting! I have a house that has just the place for it! I too, am lucky enough to live by the sea!

Things That Inspire said...

What a gorgeous painting! It is wonderful seeing your skill deepen and develop.

Kari Lønning said...

The painting is lovely, and has that quiet feeling of dusk and dawn. That peaceful, between time of day ... (I just used these colors in a small basket, though my orange accent was a bit brighter. LOL)

What a clever idea to build a new following and reward your existing followers.

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Oh you're so generous!! This painting is gorgeous and zen. xo

Charlotta Ward said...

Karena - this painting is amazing!
I don't often paint in colour (acrylic is my preferred medium) but I know how difficult it is to create such lightness that you have managed in the clouds above the horizon.
It is exquisite and I am crossing both fingers and toes that I will win!

xCharlotta

P.S. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love that writing room too. xx

Karen Frederiksen said...

so simple and tranquile, theme and technique really plays very well together.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

so beautiful as always!

Lisa said...

HEY!!! Are YOU the one interrupting my dreams and taking my "happy place"?! This picture is where I'm supposed to be!

Nina Piazza said...

I think it is beautiful! Makes me want to go on vacation!

Patricia Torres said...

The painting is beautiful... I'm lost somewhere there... Lost in my own thoughts... Its gorgeous!! You've got an awesome blog...

the paris apartment said...

Your painting is absolutely magnificent. The earth, air and water emanate and that's calming and soothing for the eyes and the heart.

Viera said...

I just love calm feeling of this painting. Colors are gorgeous.
X
v

Holly Goes Lightly said...

Love the shades of gray in this piece. Truly spectacular...

sinnlighet said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog, they always makes me soo happy.

Your blog is, as usual, full of inspiration and I want to wish you a Happy Easter!

Agneta, Sweden

anon said...

Just looking at it, I almost feel like I'm there. More please!

The Shiny Pebble said...

I am already a follower and think your painting is gorgeous. My husband and I have a weakness for the sea. We both grew up and lived most of our lives not very far away from the beach.

lizziefitz said...

It would be a joy to follow you. Your painting is gorgeous! It exudes serenity. Thank you for sharing your gift. justuschickens@hotmail.com

Cheryl said...

Hello Karena,
I've been following silently, however cannot resist a chance at this beautiful piece of art.
I would display your Seaside Painting proudly, it would definitly enhance my Landlocked Life.
Cheryl S.

ashlina said...

i am a follower and i love this painting because it reminds me of the calm right before the evening begins..such a beautiful part of the day....
in fact, i love all of your work and would be so thrilled to have one of yours in my own home.
xo

brohammas said...

That piece is worth much more than $225. How generous of you.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I thin your painting is moody and reflective. Very calming. Will sign up tomorrow to follow as sell. All the best.

Renae said...

Karena,
What a beautiful scape!
Have a blessed Easter!
xx

Dale said...

Very nice painting. The colours are calming. It would look perfect in my bedroom above my night table. Thanks!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now a follower of yours! What a generous giveaway. My husband is Australian and we spend our long holidays over there at the beach...it reminds me of those times. Love the colors, so soothing.

Punctuation Mark said...

Beautiful painting!!! have a lovely Easter Weekend!

Grace said...

I love the soft colours in the sky. What a lovely giveaway.

Karena said...

Much thanks to all of my wonderful followers and your comments!! You really make my day!

Kathy G said...

I found you while reading the latest A Bloomsbury Life post about a most unusual color that is hard to name...I think this painting holds that color...this painting makes me feel balanced and calm.

When I first met my husband he had a sailboat. I had always suffered from motion sickness. He told me to keep my eye on the horizon...that always helped to bring me back around, calm me and regain my balance...this painting inspires me in that way....very beautiful.

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Beautiful painting!

Phil said...

I like it because I like atmosphere and calm and because it's fluid like water and sky are.

My wife will like it because it's linear, proportional and balanced.

...and it looks cool.

Theresa said...

This is an exquisite piece. I am so happy I found your blog. Come see us for a giveaway as well.

Margaret said...

WOW! You do such stunning work. So simple, but seriously effective.
love your blog
stop by some time ! xx

Cara said...

Great painting! I just started reading your blog-great work!

Mary Blanche said...

Beautiful! Love the colors

Salvador Mendez said...

This Is Absoloutley Wonderful. I recentley started looking at your blog, but it is just sooo creative. Keep up the great work Karen!

Tricia Rose said...

I love the light in the picture, and the subtlety of the colours. How can you bear to give it away!

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

Thanks for inviting me to your blog. I love art and look forward to learning more about your art and taking in all the inspiration.

My Notting Hill said...

It's beautiful & complex, love it. I just posted about this giveaway on my blog.

Gina said...

Hi, I just signed up to follow you. I love this painting, it is very calming.
gstoney@gmail.com

pve design said...

Ah, love the ocean and especially on a blue grey day.
Happy Holiday to you.
pve

Annie Pazoo said...

Hi Karena - love love love your work. Found the link to this beautiful seascape via Michelle at My Notting Hill and can't wait to view more of your work.

Tensy said...

Your painting is beautiful. I miss the ocean and the painting evokes the variety of colors one sees from the beach. BTW, I read your profile and was so surprised to see that we are neighbors...maybe we'll run into each other at Hen House?!

Razmataz said...

I have just become a very enthusiastic follower, regardless of the giveaway.

This painting could be so many places, I have seen the sea look like that in different places, but most of all it reminds me of Georgain Bay in Canada. It is so deep in parts and has these shades of cobalt blue and turquise and grey. You have captured many things in that painting.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Well of course, I adore it!
Truly lovely.
And wishing you a lovely Easter!

Windlost said...

Hi Karena, wow, that is beautiful - so mysterious and soothing all at once. Count me in please!

Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway! I love paintings in this style.

xo Terri

Kathy said...

Happy to have found you via MyKnottingHill.
Love the piece....can see it over an antique desk in my living room ...on my soft ,creamy. "hot chocolate" colored walls!!! Good Luck to everyone! K

Lori said...

I really like the painting! It strikes the perfect balance of depth, beauty, and simplicity.

Vicki said...

Lovely moody vista, with a hazy soft slightly unfocused effect that I love.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

well, I certainly got in here just under the wire! I saw your name over at Trouvais and I had to investigate.

What a stunning painting you're offering - so peaceful and calming. What a lovely thing to wake up to every day!

Thanks for the chance to win.

that.could said...

This painting is beautiful and reminds me of a quiet twilight on spring evening. I find it so calming. Thanks for your generosity in creating this giveaway!

Amanda said...

I love all the subtle different colors and shades. It's a calming pictures for me. I would love it. Thank you! This is the first time I have perused your blog.

Belinda said...

What a beautiful painting, I feel calmer just looking at it.... wonderful!

loodledo said...

What a beautiful painting! It makes me think of hope. The sun is just peaking though the clouds and it just might be a beautiful day. I was so happy to discover your blog through My Notting Hill.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

I would love to own one of your paintings! This one is just beautiful. I'm already a follower so count me in please! Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Kerry said...

Hi Karena,
What an incredibly generous and beautiful giveaway. I love the serenity of this painting. It has enormous tranquillity. I've become a follower of course!

MsHark said...

Wow this painting is absolutely beautiful! I love it!

I'm your newest follower! Check my blog out, too, & follow if you like! In a month I am moving to China & it will be a lot of travel related posts at that point.

http://notjustanotherblondeinbeijing.blogspot.com

Steph

Kimberley said...

Your painting is absolutely beautiful.

kate said...

Love your work Karena! hope you'll come and visit me over at www.painteveryday.blogspot.com

Frangipani Decor said...

I'm from India and live near the sea. Your painting reminds me of the monsoon waters - moody, gray and breathtakingly beautiful. Your paintings are inspiring me to get those dusty paint brushes out!

SGS said...

I am a follower through GFC. Your painting is elegant in its simplicity ....serene and calm, memory-evoking, a reminder of dichotomies and cycles. I like it very much.

Thanks for a chance to own this wonderful painting!

Amy said...

From Connecticut....love the calming shades of grey. Just lovely!Thanks for sharing your amazing talent! Amy

Margaret said...

This painting is simply beautiful, it's calm and serene and would look amazing in our living room above the sofa ;)

lb said...

I find your painting to be very meditative, calming. Look forward to following your work.

Developing Designs said...

Karena, I am passionate about art, and this latest painting is stunning. Beautiful, serene, calming and would look great anywhere. Thanks for offering such a generous give away. The lucky winner will be very blessed. Happy Easter. Hugs. Laura

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I LOVE this painting...it is so perfect for my Living room...which I am redoing. Your work is luscious!

Paul said...

This painting is gorgeous! I love the subtlety in the coloring...has a certain neutrality yet makes a dramatic statement! I could definitely fine a home for this spectacular piece!

SPLENDEROSA said...

I've just discovered you via Gwen Driscoll's Ragland Hill Society...and I'm so happy. What amazing work with subtle colors, very evocative & beautiful. My son is a professional photographer and his images of nature's magnificence are remindful of yours. Marsha

The Devine Life said...

It's beautiful. So serene.

style chronicle said...

I just came across your blog through the Devine Life. Your work is breathtaking!!

Melissa said...

This painting is absolutely beautiful! I find it to be very serene and it hit me like a breath of fresh air. Wonderful!!

Lindsey said...

oh my gosh. that is so beautiful!!!! You are so talented!

lindsey
http://www.insidestoop.com/

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of Karen for pursuing her artistic abilities. I love her paintings!

Anonymous said...

Cool to see the metamorphose of the paintings. They're serene and beautiful!

h and p said...

absolutely gorgeous!! and amazing giveaway! i'm new here and can't wait to check out your other pieces!

Rebecca said...

Blue is my favorite color. What a beazutiful painting,

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a beautiful painting, Karena! I adore how the painting feels like a portal to a different world. A world where sea and sky meet in perfect harmony. For me, the ability to transport is what makes good art so powerful.

Fabulous work and thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway!

kate (pm) said...

Ahhh...Looking at your lovely painting brings me serenity.

Very beautiful.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

so tranquil~~~
beautiful!
xo

niartist said...

Oh Karena, I'm so upset that I missed this! THIS would have looked FABULOUS in my living room with my new scheme! :( I'm so sad. I'm sure whoever the winner is is going to love this piece, I mean - WHO WOULDN'T!?!?!?!? It's OUTSTANDING! You do SUCH great work! I love all of the subtle variations to this ... stunning. JUST STUNNING!

Hippopotame Jewelry Designs said...

I just returned from a trip to Paris and London and cried all weekend. I feel like my heart lives there. I feel stifled by all that is ordinary and soulless in American culture. Eventually, I imagine my body will join my heart, but for now, I look for things which help me breathe. Your painting was that for me today.

Patricia said...

I imagine your painting in my living room...and the feeling of peace and calm after a long day...

Anonymous said...

Love your work, the feeling it captures, thanks

Karena said...

Thank you all!! Such moving comments! XOXO

Karena
Art by Karena

web design Los Angeles said...

It's lovely. It looks real.

Lauren said...

i am so late but it's just so beautiful karena!!!

Secret Leaves said...

Your work is lovely, Karena. I have enjoyed browsing through your blog and seeing your pieces. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Keep in touch!

Sharon

jonny said...

Hi Karena, I love this painting the distance you have created is astonishing, Your paintings make me stop and stay in the moment and wonder I love that,beautiful work.Thank you also for visiting I appreciate your comments. Sincerely Jonny

Courtney said...

I realize this was posted a while ago, but I wanted to say how absolutely beautiful this painting is! To me, it feels rather moody and serene at the same time. Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Who won?

Anonymous said...

this is lovely K, great work.

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