Monday, November 23, 2009

Dog Tired (sold)

doggie portrait of four redbone coonhounds sleeping
on their favorite blue plaid blanket


©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


12 x 12 x 7/8 • acrylic on cradled Gessobord

private collection • Shreveport, Louisiana

See WORK-IN PROGRESS photos & BRUSHWORK DETAILS

Friday, November 13, 2009

Shady Road (sold)

painting of a shady road on a perfect autumn morning

© 2009 by Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord

private collection • Salem, Massachusetts

See BRUSHWORK DETAILS & INSPIRATION

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Autumn Surprise (sold)

an fauve autumn landscape painting
from memory & imagination


©2009 by Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on 1/8" thick Gessobord

private collection • Puyallup, Washington

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Autumn Evening (sold)

Northern Louisiana autumn landscape painting

© 2009 by Karen Mathison Schmidt


30 x 24 x 2 • acrylic on 2" cradled Gessobord


sides painted dark brown
gloss varnish for protection
& easy cleaning
unframed

SOLD • private collection, Shreveport, Louisiana

See WORK-IN-PROGRESS and BRUSHWORK DETAILS

Monday, October 19, 2009

Farm Road (sold)

painting of a Louisiana country dirt road
on a perfect autumn day


©2009 by Karen Mathison Schmidt


5 x 7 • acrylic on Gessobord
private collection • Petawawa, Ontario, Canada

see WORK-IN-PROGRESS and BRUSHWORK DETAILS

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Royal Pair (sold)

monarch butterflies on their way to sunny Mexico
for the winter


© 2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


Royal Pair © 2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord

private collection • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

see THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS PAINTING

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Birdwatching


by Karen Mathison Schmidt
18 x 24 • acrylic on cradled Gessobord
collection the artist

I finished this one in February for Acrylic Secrets. You can see my step by step process in the book; the editors gave me a six-page spread for this one!

Click here for a little extra fun on this one.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Oak Tree on a September Morning (sold)

when the spider lilies are in bloom

© 2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


20 x 16 x 1 • acrylic on cradled Gessobord
sides painted dark umber

private collection • Germantown, Tennessee

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Morning Light

a quiet spot during the renovations on our house

by Karen Mathison Schmidt


16 x 20 • acrylic on cradled Gessobord

My step by step process for this painting is in Acrylic Secrets, which will be available October 1.

click here for the story behind this painting

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Becoming Gold (sold)

Louisiana landscape painting

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning • sold unframed

private collection • Fort Collins, Colorado

Click for WORK-IN-PROGRESS PHOTOS & BRUSHWORK DETAILS

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Morning Becomes Annie (sold)

Our Annie, the quintessential contented cat, bathed in the light of the early summer morning sun

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 inches • acrylic on Gessobord

private collection • Poway, California

click here for NARRATIVE and BRUSHWORK DETAILS

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dawn (sold)

northwest Louisiana landscape: bayou at dawn

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord
private collection • North Attleboro, Massachusetts

see WORK-IN-PROGRESS & CLOSE-UP DETAILS

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reflection (sold)

reading in the gardens at Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


11 x 14 x 1 • acrylic on 1" cradled Gessobord
private collection • Point Richmond, California

see CLOSE-UP-DETAILS of this painting

see WORK-IN-PROGRESS photos of this painting

Friday, May 22, 2009

Woodland Stream (sold)

a sparkling stream through the woods near Eureka Springs, Arkansas

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


5 x 7 • acrylic on Gessobord
private collection • North Attleboro, Massachusetts

see WORK-IN-PROGRESS PHOTOS of this painting

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Shadow Play (sold)

Northern Louisiana landscape with pecan trees

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord

private collection • Jackson, Mississippi

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ensconced (sold)

Portrait of Gracie, a gray tabby cat with the face of a lion

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


14 x 11 x 1 • acrylic on cradled Gessobord

private collection • Berwyn, Alberta, Canada

Sunlit Poppies (sold)

Red Poppies blooming in a sidewalk garden

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord

private collection • Jackson, Mississippi

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grateful Praise (sold)

Caspiana pecan tree in nothern Louisiana

painting & image © 2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


30 x 30 • acrylic on 2 inch cradled Gessobord

private collection • San Francisco, California

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Woodland Garden (sold)

woodsy gardens at Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord

private collection • Salem, Oregon

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dark Bayou (sold)

Dark, wild, mysterious north Louisiana bayou painting

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


12 x 12 x 1 inch deep • acrylic on cradled Gessobord

private collecton • North Attleboro, Massachusetts

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ever Faithful (sold)

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


5 x 7 • acrylic on Gessobord

private collection • Puyallup, Washington

Saturday, April 18, 2009

TA DA! My New Website!

I know, I know, technically this is a place for Just the Paintings.

But I didn’t want those of you following this site to miss out on the news.

So here it is, plain and simple:

MY NEW WEBSITE is ready for visitors!


I’ll be adding more to it almost daily, so please visit often to see what’s new!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dogwood

Over the years there have been a few paintings I’ve done that I just didn’t want to part with. This is one.

©2004 Karen Mathison Schmidt


24 x 18 • acrylic on masonite
NFS • collection the artist

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bayou Road on a February Afternoon (sold)

Winter sunset on a north Louisiana country road

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


5 x 7 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning

private collection • North Attleboro, Massachusetts

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

You Talkin’ to Me? (sold)

portrait of a gray tabby cat

© 2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


5 x 7 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning • sold unframed

private collection • San Jose, California

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dream Sailing (sold)

the painting of my dreams ...

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning

private collection • West Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Moo Times Three (sold)

© 2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning

Private collection • Attleboro, Massachusetts

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Warming Up (sold)

Oh, what a beautiful morning ...

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord

Private collection • Berwyn, Alberta, Canada

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tres Amigos (sold)

or Knee Deep in the Good Stuff

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord

Private collection • Attleboro, Massachusetts

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chardonnay Ray (sold)

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


5 x 7 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning
sold unframed

private collection • San Jose, California

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Nothin’ but a Hound Dog (sold)

portrait of our Blue, a tall drink of water

©2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt


6 x 6 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning • sold unframed

private collection • Poway, California