Friday, August 5, 2011

Napscape
peaceful impressionist painting
of Redbone hound dogs sleeping
on a colorful garden quilt
post-impressionist style hound dog art


SOLD


Napscape © 2011 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
10 x 30 inches • oil on museum-quality, archival 2" cradled Gessobord

private collection • Poway, California

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Though My Heart Is Torn
abstract symbolism stormy heart painting
praise Him in this storm art

Though My Heart Is Torn © 2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
5 x 7 inches • oil on museum quality, archival Gessobord

private collection • Shreveport, Louisiana

Inspiration for this painting

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

By Moonlight
abstract impressionist landscape painting
mysterious moonlight river art


SOLD

By Moonlight © 2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
7 x 5 • oil on museum quality, archival Gessobord

private collection • Houston, Texas

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Every Blessing
impressionist Louisiana landscape painting
colorist sunny trees illustration
romantic southern landscape art
Louisiana daily artist

SOLD

Every Blessing © 2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
30 x 40 x 2 inches • oil on 2" cradled Gessobord
SOLD • private collection, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
I posted this one some time ago, and I had it in my studio where I could see it every day. After a while I decided it wasn’t really finished after all, so I took it out of circulation, but just kept kind of studying it off and on. Well, today I finally tackled it, changing it just a little, adding some texture, brightening some of the colors and changing some tree shapes, and NOW it feels much more complete to me.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Original Morning Light art
for published illustration
now available for purchase
interior / still life with chair, flowers, book

Morning Light © 2009 Karen Mathison Schmidt
16 x 20 • acrylic on 3/4" cradled Gessobord
sides painted dark umber
can be beautifully displayed with or without a frame
gloss varnish for UV protection and easy cleaning

$1,250

Click here to purchase from my eBay store.
I’m honored to be one of several contributing artists in a book on painting techniques by UK author/artist Gill Barron. Several of my finished paintings are used as illustrations; I’ve decided to make my ORIGINAL “Morning Light” still life/interior painting, which is one of two multi-page step-by-step projects I have in the book, available for purchase in my eBay store.

The step-by-step demo for this painting, along with a full-page image of the finished piece, appear in the book, entitled Acrylic Secrets: 300 Tips and Techniques for Painting the Easy Way, distributed by Reader’s Digest world-wide. You can find a link to the book on Amazon in the sidebar to the right.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Original “Birdwatching” painting
now available for purchase

SOLD

Birdwatching © 2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
18 x 24 • acrylic on 3/4" cradled Gessobord

private collection • Stamford, Connecticut


I’m honored to be one of several contributing artists in a book on painting techniques by UK author/artist Gill Barron. Several of my finished paintings are used as illustrations; I’ve decided to make my ORIGINAL “Birdwatching” tabby cat painting, which is one of two multi-page step-by-step projects I have in the book, available for purchase in my eBay store.

The step-by-step demo for this painting, along with a full-page image of the finished piece, appear in the book, entitled Acrylic Secrets: 300 Tips and Techniques for Painting the Easy Way, distributed by Reader’s Digest world-wide. You can find a link to the book on Amazon in the sidebar to the right.

I just received an email a couple of days ago from an artist in Barcelona, Spain, who contacted me after she saw my illustrations in the book, which she had checked out of her local library ... just one of the many friendly people I have met through my art. What fun!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Scenic Route
colorful colorist Louisiana landscape art
country road through the trees


SOLD


The Scenic Route ©2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
11 x 14 inches • oil on 3/4" cradled Gessobord

private collection • Captain Cook, Hawaii

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wide-Eyed Wonder Kitty
colorist tabby cat kitten painting
post-impressionist style cat art

SOLD


Wide-Eyed Wonder Kitty © 2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
5 x 7 inches • oil on Gessobord

private collection • Stamford, Connecticut

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunday Drive
colorful impressionist Louisiana landscape art
country road through the trees


SOLD


Sunday Drive  © 2011 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
12 x 12 • oil on 3/4" cradled Gessobord

private collection • Greenland, New Hampshire

Free Indeed
wild impressionist white horse painting
post-impressionist style equine art


SOLD



Free Indeed • ©2011 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 inches • oil on Gessobord

private collection • Hamden, Connecticut

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sophie in the Garden of Delights
redbone coonhound painting
impressionist dog art

SOLD


Sophie in the Garden of Delights © 2011 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
8 x 8 inches • oil on 3/4" cradled Gessobord

private collection • Poulsbo, Washington

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Patio Roses
floral patio painting
bright impressionist roses in a flower pot




Patio Roses © 2011 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
8 x 8 inches • oil on cradled Gessobord

SOLD • private collection, Puyallup, Washington

Awakening
Louisiana landscape painting
colorful impressionist sunrise tree art

SOLD



Awakening © 2011 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
18 x 24 inches • acrylic on cradled Gessobord

private collection • Puyallup, Washington

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Almost Spring
California landscape painting
colorful impressionist oak tree art


Almost Spring © 2011 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
8 x 10 • acrylic on cradled Gessobord

SOLD • private collection, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Impressionist Painting Colorful Hound Dog Art
Illustration Style Fauve Animal Art
Neighborhood Watch III



Neighborhood Watch III © 2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
8 x 10 inches • oil on 1 inch cradled Gessobord

SOLD

private collection • Jacksonville, Florida