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Sunday, August 30, 2009

MAGNIFICENT MEMORIES BOX




I am selling this beautiful memories box in my ebay store at the moment ..finishing in a couple of days ..


It was a lovely surprise to open the local paper yesterday to see my painting ' serenity' featured and a nice little write up about our life drawing exhibition on this weekend at the old couthouse , Belmore basin Wollongong ..You will have to be quick if you want to see the exhibition as it finishes at 4 pm this afternoon . We all had a great night at the opening Friday ..It is always such a friendly , happy night with all of us ' artists' pitching in and providing yummy food and refreshments ..Linda did a great job of the opening speech in the absence of our co ordinator Jim who is ill at the moment..Get well soon Jim ..

Thursday, August 27, 2009

LIFE ON FLINDERS EXHIBITION




Just a reminder that I am part of the Life on Flinder's exhibition " Uncovered" ..Opening night tomorrow Friday 28th August 7pm..continuing Saturday and Sunday ...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LISA'S BIRTHAY CASE


I painted this lovely leather case as a special order for my customer Lisa..turns out her husband orders her one of my pieces each year for her birthday..I am always so chuffed to learn that my artworks are so valued by my collectors ..many who seek them out year after year to add to their collections ..A big thankyou hug Lisa ..hope your birthday was beautiful !!..

Monday, August 24, 2009

JAPANESE DOLLS




I painted these little Japanese doll paintings a few years back..I may be persuaded to part with them if a buyer loves them as much as I do ..$100 each + post ..size 8 x 10 " acrylic on stretched canvas ready to hang..please contact me if interested kkaras@bigpond.net.au

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I painted this one " Last light on the Roses by the gate" after a plein air trip to Colo river..we had been out all afternoon painting by the beautiful river and we came across the lovely old gate on the way back to our accommodation..we all piled out of the car and got some photos as the last light of the day lit up the roses and gate..

Thursday, August 20, 2009

EXHIBITION

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I joined this life drawing group a couple of years ago to brush up on my figure drawing skills . I thought that it would help me with my portrait painting and indeed it has but I continue to go as I really enjoy the company of the others in the group. We are holding our annual exhibition next week. Perhaps if you will be in the wollongong area you might like to pop in to have a look. The Old Courthouse is opposite our beautiful harbour area and is well worth a visit..

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

KATHY'S BEAR

This painting was inpired by my old English Farnell . Teddy and I have been together since I was a baby and is top bear in the pecking order of my collection..A little worse for wear and sporting a few battle scars but still very much loved . Teddy still has the remnants of pink lipstick on the mouth and a bit of a grease spot on the back where she was caught under the back wheel of my tricycle ...poor ted!!
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SYDNEY

had a lovely day in Sydney today with a friend ..pottering around the Rocks area ..visiting galleries and stocking up on art supplies at Parker's ..another stunning winter's day...
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

CONTENTED BABES

even babies love Kathy's handpainted items!!
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Friday, August 14, 2009

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HOUSE PAINTINGS

House paintings are a specialty of mine ..Looking for a unique gift ? perhaps you are thinking of selling and would love to leave a special gift to the new owners..something unique to wish them happy times in their new home..perhaps a family member is moving into a home of their own..how about this for a house warming gift?..maybe you simply love your family home and would like a keepsake...
email Kathy ..kkaras@bigpond.net.au
www.artwhatson.com.au/kathykaras
www.kathy-karas-artist.com

Thursday, August 13, 2009

1930's sample bed ..sorry sold

This beautiful antique sample bed sold today . I was so happy to find it recently and this rare piece came up a treat painted with bears on the end..
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Plein air day

Had a great day today painting plein air...5 of us 'plein air girls' found a beautiful painting spot by a clear stream ..
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Monday, August 10, 2009

ANTIQUE GRAMAPHONE BOX







I came across this antique gramaphone box recently while out antiquing ..fell in love with it at first sight and could hardly wait to get it home to weave my magic on it and produced this stunning heirloom piece!! ..It is currently available in my ebay store ..truly a one of a kind piece..



Have been doing some early spring cleaning ..found lots of stuff that I had forgotten all about..side effect of being a bower bird ..off to paint with the girls by the babbling brook later in the week ..yippee

Monday, August 3, 2009

AUTUMN COLOURS

This was a small plein air painted while I was away with the 'girls' at Exeter..the trees were so colourful and a pleasure to paint in this impressionistic style
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

the bubbling brook


MINNAMURRA RIVER

I had a pleasant morning plein air painting at Minnamurra yesterday . A friend and I decided not to waste the beautiful weather and headed down to Minnamurra to have a look for good painting spots..We found this great place and soon got our easels all set up ..We each did a different view ..I did this one looking up river in acrylic while my friend painted the stunning view of the island just off the the river outlet to sea in watercolour..while we had a break we sat on a seat overlooking this spectacular view just soaking it all in and feeling lucky to be there ...the trip home via farmlands and over a bubbling brook was great for a photo oportunity too ..
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