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A Sneak-Peek at Kari's Latest Paintings!

Second official Redhead portrait in progress!

Artist's comments:

"Still a long ways to go yet (and LOTS left to tweak), but it's coming along - I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!"

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Other Recent Work:

Fresh off the easel!

"Summer's Main Squeeze - Lemon Study"

6"x7" ~ Oil on Panel

Artist's Comments:

"Simply couldn't resist capturing this color combo of bright yellow and aqua - makes me think of blue-skies and sun-filled summer afternoons with a cold glass of the official beverage of summer. Who could say no to that?

Fun Fact: Lemons aren't just yellow - there's a bit of green and orange in there too!"

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"Autumn Walk"

"Autumn Walk"

oil on panel ~ 36"x60" (3ft x 5ft)

A Detail Page - complete with close-ups - is now viewable. Simply click on the image above or through the Gallery Page.

 

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Shows and Exhibitions:

 

None of Kari's works are currently scheduled for any upcoming shows/exhibitions. But that may change, so stay tuned!

Check back for current updates!

Or, sign up for Kari's Mailing List for advance notifications!

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Classes and Workshops:

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Next Workshops:

"Learn to Draw Faces!"

~ Being held at 2 different locations ~

 

Mattoon location:

June 3 (Sat), 2017; 2-5pm (Central Time) - FULL!!!

 

~ Due to overwhelming response, an additional workshop has been scheduled for:

Nov 4 (Sat), 2017; 2-6pm (Central Time)

 

Where: The Mattoon Arts Council

1718 Broadway Ave

Mattoon, IL 61938


Learn to draw faces!  This workshop will show you how to accurately portray the basic overall proportions of the face, including proper placement of each feature – and some essential anatomy info thrown in there for good measure!  Students will also learn about shading key areas to add realism to their drawings!  

MATERIALS:
Students will need to bring a sketchbook (8”x10” or larger), and a mechanical pencil with plenty of refills.

Open to all students, ages 12 to Adult.

Space is limited, so call early to reserve your spot!: (217) 264-0866.

Registration Fee: $65 (Includes a kneaded eraser and 6B pencil, if needed.)

Registration forms are available via email. Simply Contact Kari.

 

Terre Haute location:

June 17 (Sat), 2017; 2-5pm (Eastern Time)

- Only 1 seat left!

Where: The Hobby Lobby classroom

(at the back of the store)

4700 US 41 South

Terre Haute, IN 47802


Learn to draw faces!  This workshop will show you how to accurately portray the basic overall proportions of the face, including proper placement of each feature – and some essential anatomy info thrown in there for good measure!  Students will also learn about shading key areas to add realism to their drawings!  

MATERIALS:
Students will need to bring a sketchbook (8”x10” or larger), a mechanical pencil with plenty of refills, and a Kneaded Eraser (available for purchase at Hobby Lobby).

Open to all students, ages 12 to Adult.

Space is limited, so call early to reserve your spot!: (217) 264-0866.

Registration Fee: $65 (Includes a 6B pencil, if needed.)

Registration forms are available via email. Simply Contact Kari.

 

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More workshops to Come:

"Basics & More" Drawing Workshop(s) - Learn the 4 different pencil holds for optimum effect, how to use a kneaded eraser, and how to draw/shade an eye step-by-step. Great for beginners or as a refresher course for Intermediate-level artists! Open to all students Ages 12 to Adult.

"Learn to Draw Faces" Workshop(s) - Learn about the overall proportions of the face and how to draw each feature! Open to all students Ages 12 to Adult.

Figure Drawing Workshop(s)

- Learn how to draw the proportions, basic anatomy, & larger muscle masses of the human figure, both male and female. Also includes info on gravity & action lines for adding life and movement to your sketches, as well as tips for drawing clothing. Note: Students will NOT be drawing from a live model, simply a set of basic figure drawing guidelines. Open to all students Ages 14 to Adult.

3-day, 2-day, & 1 day Pastel Workshops - In these step-by-step workshops, each student will learn to create their very own pastel painting from start to finish - from the essential under-drawing to adding the final details! Also can be used as Open Studio Workshops for Intermediate & Advanced Pastelists. Sanded Pastel Paper will be provided, and a wide variety of pastel will be available for all students to use for the duration of the workshops. Students may also bring their own pastel sets, if they wish. Open to all students Ages 14 to Adult.

"Beginners Guide to Oil Painting" Workshop - Learn how to mix, blend, and layer colors with a color study and brushwork exercises. Emphasis will be on achieving realism, especially how to see and portray lines/shapes accurately. Students will also learn about the different mediums, surfaces, & brushes and how to use them effectively! In short, a workshop with everything you need to know about getting started in oils! Open to all students ages 16 to Adult.

Oil Painting Workshop: Masterwork Copy - Students will further explore the Oil Paint medium by copying a Masterwork. Learn to capture those elusive "halftones", shadow colors, and perfect highlights, without the stress of completing a "finished" painting. Includes insider tips & shortcuts that no-one tells you about! A perfect workshop for those looking to expand and refine their oil painting skills! Open to all students ages 16 to Adult.

Masterwork Copy Example:

 

Plein Air Paint Out! (Spring & Fall) - Get out of the studio for a change! Paint from life! Try your hand at something new! Have fun creating with fellow artists! Need more reasons to join in? No? Good. Simply bring your medium of choice, pack your "survival kit", and meet at the coordinated rendezvous point (TBA). Open to both Intermediate and Advanced Artists!

 

Want to stay updated on the specifics of any/all of the above listed workshops? Simply Contact Kari to be added to the Advance Notifications Mailing List - be sure to indicate which workshop(s) you are most interested in. Thanks!

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~ A Page from Kari's Sketchbook ~

Artist's Comments:

"A small sketch I did while waiting before a meeting. I always tend to draw eyes when I don't know what else to draw. I love eyes.

Also, I painted a eye for some private lessons with a student (copied from a portrait by John Singer Sargent - my fave!). It turned out rather well. Also very small."

Want to learn how to draw and paint like this? Sign up for Kari's Mailing List to stay updated on upcoming Classes & Workshops!

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Forays into Watercolor:

"Over the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays, I had less time to work in oils. So I took the opportunity to try my hand at a couple small watercolor pieces, as they didn't require as much space or time to work on.

The poppies were a gift to my wonderful Mother, as they are one of her favorite flowers. I've tried (with very little success) to grow some in our gardens, so the next best thing was to paint some!

The other small oval watercolor was for a very dear friend of the family, who had a chipmunk friend (affectionately dubbed "Chippy") that frequently visited their property. The real Chippy has since moved on to other foraging grounds, but the joy he brought still remains. I just had to paint him - especially that bright-eyed expression!"

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One of Kari's portraits was published in the April 2013 issue of

The Pastel Journal Magazine!

Kari's pastel portrait of Tom "Bear" received an Honorable Mention in the Pastel Journal's Annual Pastel 100 International Competition. As a result, Tom "Bear" is featured on page 76 in the April 2013 issue! The Pastel Journal can be found in major book retailers such as Books-a-Million and online.

To read the online article, visit their website at:

www.artistsnetwork.com/pastel-journal

 

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One of Kari's portraits was published in the September 2011 issue of

Southwest Art Magazine!

SWArt Mag Sept2011

Kari's graphite portrait of "Scott" placed 2nd in Southwest Art's annual "21 under 31" international art competition. This competition features 21 up-and-coming artists under the age of 31. The September issue of Southwest Art Magazine can be found online at www.southwestart.com

Check out page 84!

To read the online article, visit their website at: www.southwestart.com

 

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One of Kari's portraits was published in the January/February 2010 issue of

The Artist's Magazine!

Artist's Mag JanFeb

 

Kari's graphite portrait of "Will" placed third in the Student/Beginner Division of the Portrait/Figure Category in The Artist's Magazine's 26th Annual Art Competition.

Check out page 97!

 

 

 

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