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


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

private collection • Houston, Texas

Saturday, June 18, 2011

This Side Up
impressionist cat in box painting
still life with cat, chair, books, roses
colorist cat books illustration
Louisiana daily artist


This Side Up © 2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
12 x 12 x 3/4 inches • oil on 3/4" cradled artist panel

private collection • Jacksonville, Florida

Monday, June 13, 2011

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


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

I Brake for Pecans
colorful impressionist Louisiana landscape art
red truck farm road painting
Louisiana daily artist


I Brake for Pecans © 2011 Karen Mathison Schmidt
7 x 5 inches • oil painting on Gessobord
private collection • Shreveport, Louisiana 

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


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.