Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Her Function Is To Sit and Be Admired
fauve post-impressionist colorist cat art • acrylic kitty painting • illustration of a fluffy tortoise shell cat


Her Function Is To Sit and Be Admired*  © 2012 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 inches • acrylic on GessobordTM

in my eBay store (Look for ACEO Ltd Edition Art Cards there, too!)

*Title taken from a quote by Georgina Strickland Gates

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mountain Lavender
fauve post-impressionist contemporary oil painting • Colorado mountain ranch landscape • wild lavender and wildflowers art illustration



Mountain Lavender  © 2012 Karen Mathison Schmidt, artist
12 x 12 x 7/8 inches • oil on archival, museum quality cradled GessobordTM

gloss varnish for UV protection • cradling allows for hanging flush against the wall
sides painted dark umber • can be beautifully displayed with or without a frame

auction ends August 19

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Welcome to Colorado
impressionist mountain landscape art • road trip oil painting Colorado & New Mexico • colorist trees & mountain road illustration

SOLD

Welcome to Colorado  © 2012 Karen Mathison Schmidt, artist
5 x 7 inches • oil on archival, museum quality GessobordTM

private collection • Shreveport, Louisiana

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Morning Light
impressionist acrylic painting: still life interior with antique chair, book, flowers and sunlight through window • post-impressionist style illustration • original art for published illustration by collected Louisiana artist and illustrator

SOLD

Morning Light  © 2009 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
20 x 16 inches • acrylic on archival, museum-quality GessobordTM

private collection • Puyallup, Washington

This original painting was the illustration for one of my step-by-step demos in UK author/artist Gill Barron’s Acrylic Secrets book, distributed in the US by Reader’s Digest Books. I’ve decided it’s time to send it out into the world, but don’t worry about me ... I love it so much that I’ve already made a canvas print of it to keep for my very own.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Perseverance
impressionist acrylic painting white irises • stained glass style illustration • garden iris art • Louisiana floral artist

SOLD

Perseverance  © 2012 by Karen Mathison Schmidt, artist
12 x 12 inches • acrylic on museum quality, archival cradled GessobordTM

private collection • Salem, Massachusetts

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wicket
impressionist colorist little black dog art oil painting

I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands;
Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat.
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.  

~W. DAYTON WEDGEFARTH

Wicket © 2012 Karen Mathison Schmidt
16 x 20 inches • oil on deep cradled GessobordTM

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Edgewood Memory
Louisiana landscape post-impressionist style
rural country fence with tree reflections
pecan tree art, foggy morning pastoral
colorist oil painting

Edgewood Memory © 2012 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
30 x 30 inches • oil & mixed media on 2" cradled archival Gessobord TM

Commission • private collection, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

prints available

Monday, April 23, 2012

Poppies Galore
abstract red yellow poppies floral modern art
bright lively garden poppy oil painting

SOLD

Poppies Galore • ©2012 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 inches • oil on archival, museum quality GessobordTM
private collection • El Cajon, California

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Oak Trees on Slattery
dappled light, shady, sunny sidewalk
path through oak trees
colorist impressionist landscape painting



Oak Trees on Slattery  © 2012 Karen Mathison Schmidt
16 x 20 x 7/8 inches • oil on archival, museum quality cradled Gessobord
gloss varnish for UV protection • sides painted dark umber

auction ends March 20

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Eyes That Can See Above the Clouds
contemporary fauve redbone coonhound dog art • bold bright post-impressionist hound dog painting


He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. ... He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile ...

– FROM A QUOTE BY GENE HILL


Eyes That Can See Above the Clouds © 2012 Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 inches • oil on archival, museum-quality Gessobord
gloss varnish for UV protection

auction ends May 24

Friday, February 3, 2012

Full Tilt
post-impressionist fauve running horse
colorist texture equine art illustration



12 x 9 inches • acrylic on archival, museum-quality cradled Gessobord
gloss varnish for UV protection • unframed
sides painted dark umber • can be beautifully displayed with or without a frame

Someone to Watch Over Me
cozy cottage cat illustration
impressionist colorist sleeping cat
with bright colorful kitty pillow

SOLD
prints available


6 x 6 inches • oil on archival, museum-quality Gessobord
private collection • Vancouver, BC, Canada

Friday, January 27, 2012

Oak Tree and Daffodils
impressionist Louisiana landscape
spring time oak tree art
colorist romantic southern landscape



Oak Tree and Daffodils • ©2012 by Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 inches • oil on archival, museum quality Gessobord
gloss varnish for UV protection • unframed

Tuesday, January 3, 2012