A very Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all who follow my blog ..A big hug to everyone who has left comments and helped to make this little blog O mine fun to create ..may you all have a safe and happy festive season ..
*****cheers till 2010*****
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ...I have just finished painting this last teddy artwork for 2009..It is of a hug of bears waiting patiently for Christmas Day..the bears are sitting on a book 'The Night Before Christmas' and if you look closely you can see the little mouse that I have painted on the binding ..A fun piece that was lovely to create at this time of the year..
Posted by Kathy Karas at Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I have just finished putting up the Christmas decorations and sent out cards..the ham and turkey are on order and we are all looking forward to a fantastic Christmas with family and friends ..just a few more brush strokes to be done before I hang them up until 2010 !
Posted by Kathy Karas at Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I painted these 2 little watercolours of the Terrace Houses at Kiama for my friend Graeme's birthday last weekend . Graeme and his lovely wife Cheryl have been our friends for many years and own the antique shop in the painting. The Terraces are a row of old houses originally owned by the blue stone quarry miners and have been preserved and turned into quaint little shops. I love visiting this beautiful seaside town with its old world charm , beautiful harbour and stunning views ..
Monday, November 30, 2009
I painted this lovely Panda and bear painting some years ago and am posting the picture to welcome the 2 Panda's who have just arrived at the Adelaide zoo all the way from China ..I hope that they enjoy their new home and I sincerely hope that I will get down that way to see them some day ! I'll be taking my sketch pad...
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
WOOF ! my latest pet portrait..Of all the subjects that I paint I would have to say that I have a real affinity with the canine world ..Just love painting dogs and animals of all kind..large or small..I painted these 3 little dogs from photos..Perhaps you would like a portrait of your pet ..prices start from $250 for A4 size up to $800 for a very large 1 metre size..painted in oil on quality gallery wrapped ready to hang canvas..
Posted by Kathy Karas at Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Plein Air Girls went to Como on the Georges River last week for a morning's painting ..It is a very nice spot just south of Sydney and quite enjoyable to paint ..even though it was an overcast day the light was perfect. I painted this quick study in watercolour ..fast becoming my preferred plein air medium. I might do another in oil from this in my studio ..then again I might just leave it as is and remember it as a pleasant morning spent with friends ..
Posted by Kathy Karas at Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I have just finished painting the artwork onto this antique box..It is such an unusual piece , made from either Kauri or huon pine , it features this beautiful Edwardian pattern on the top...I tried out something different to paint the design onto the front of the box ..I have done it in sepia tones with a touch of off white and have created the fur on the bears using a scratch art technique..incredibly effective and such fun to do ..
Had a lovely night at the opening of the Kiama Art Society Annual exhibition on Friday night .The standard is very high this year ..Congratulations to my friend Judith for winning prizes for 2 of her beautiful watercolour paintings and also congratulations to my friend Salwa for winning a prize for her lovely oil painting ..the exhibition continues for 2 weeks , held at the Kiama Leagues Club..
Posted by Kathy Karas at Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
As Christmas fast approaches I like to paint more of my teddy art for my bear friends who collect my work at this time of the year..This is a lovely antique hatbox just finished..you are all the first to see my new design..hope you like it . I totally enjoyed painting the face on the doll and might think about painting some doll paintings soon ... :-) you are welcome to contact me regarding this piece firstname.lastname@example.org or simply leave a comment if you wish ..