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Friday, December 9, 2011

AFFORDABLE ART SALE

Hello Art lovers ,
I will be selling paintings at the Redpoint "AFFORDABLE ART SALE"  this weekend . You can find me in the courtyard at the Redpoint Arts Association complex 101 Wentworth Street , Port Kembla NSW . Lots of paintings on sale at a reduced price .Come and grab some bargains . Hope to see you there .

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tullimbar Community Market Day

A market day will be held this Sunday 27th November at the Tullimbar community garden , Callala Street , Tullimbar from 8am .Weather permitting.
Items available for sale are:
 fresh produce
cakes ,
jewelry
art /craft
baby clothes ,
cards
body shop
and much more

hope to see you there !

Monday, November 7, 2011

TEDDY TOOL BOX



I just love this cute antique toolbox ..It looks great painted with old bears , hobby horses and a little rabbit .. available for sale on ebay 

ANTIQUE CASE


This lovely antique timber case is my latest artwork . I was very pleased with how it came up with beautiful olde world bears painted across the front . I used my treasured tea set as inspiration for the painting . The case is a great size 24 inches long ..perfect for displaying with a bear collection ..sorry sold

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Antique cedar box





I love this little antique box that I found recently. It is made from cedar and very cute . Looks very cute with old bears and toys painted around the sides . Perfect for siting little bears inside . Size 18cm x 13cm x 19cm (7 inches x 5 inches x 7 3/4 inches ) Available in my ebay store sorry sold

Teddy Shelf





This lovely shabby chic book shelf is available for sale . I have painted sweet teddies on either side with old postcards decorated with rosebuds on the botton shelf . The size is 43cm wide by 40cm high ( 17inches x 16 inches ) available in my ebay store sorry sold

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Latest Teddy artwork



I have just finished painting this nice Bollinger box . It has come up a treat with vintage bears painted on 3 sides and the top . Perfect for sitting old bears inside makes a lovely display ...price $120 +post ..interested before it goes to ebay at a higher price due to exhorbitant fees ? please contact me kathykaras@bigpond.com SORRY SOLD

Monday, October 10, 2011

WAITING FOR RAIN AT SOFALA

WAITING FOR RAIN AT SOFALA
I have just finished this painting from a photo that I took of the owner of the farmstay homestead that I stayed at a couple of years ago . There was a severe drought at the time but it has broken since with flooding in many parts of the country ...A land of extreme conditions making life so difficult for those working on the land

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

KIAMA ART GALLERY EXHIBITION

You are invitet to the opening of the 'Australian Landscape 2011' exhibition at the Kiama Art Gallery . I am exhibiting 3 small landscapes .

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CUTE ANTIQUE DOLL'S BED



I was so pleased to find this gorgeous little antique recently . It is totally original and made from cedar . I have painted bears in PJ's on the bedhead ..just right for a teddy nap! the size is 52cm or 21 inches long.

Available in my ebay store .
SOLD
                                                            Have a beary beautiful day !

Monday, September 12, 2011

SPRING HAS SPRUNG !


Hello everyone ,
Sorry I have been absent from blogging for a little while but I have been madly catching up with painting some new works after selling so many at the ' Coastal Inspirations' exhibition . A great thing about having an exhibition is getting the chance to show my work to new customers and catch up with those who have followed my progress over the years . It's not too late to see the exhibition as it's on until 16th October . Another exhibition worth checking out is the exhibition of small Australian landscapes at the Kiama Gallery , Terralong street which opens 29th September 2011 at 5.30 pm . I was pleased to be asked by the owner Andrea Hope to exhibit a few paintings .
Well spring has sprung here in the Southern Hemisphere and I am pleased to see the cold weather fading away and the start of this lovely time of year . The trees have sprouted their new leaves , blossoms are blooming , chickens are laying , birds are chirping ..I am just about ready to pack the fire away till next year ..It certainly is nice to go for my daily walk with sunshine on my face !
To mark the start of spring I have painted this cute as a button leather bag with teddies and flowers . I couldn't resist buying it last weekend ..and couldn't wait to paint it up in the design that was in my head ..it is an original old leather bag ..about the 1920's ..a lovely small version of the gladstone bag , perhaps for the ladies due to its size and the fact that it has a money purse inside ...simply divine ..can be seen in my ebay store..

Monday, August 29, 2011

Exhibitions

THE PIE MAKER

Hello everyone !
Can this life get any busier !! We got off to a great start with our exhibition ' COASTAL INSPIRATIONS' opening at the Minnamurra cafe last Friday night selling lots of paintings and had a happy friendly evening with those who came to see our works and have a chat ...I've been busy in my studio the past couple of days painting a very nice work to replace ' Sea Change'  that sold at the opening ...
I enjoyed the opening of the Meroogal Women's Art prize on Saturday . The standard of artworks is so high this year and I was very proud to see my painting ' The Pie Maker' exhibited in such good company. The theme this year is Made By Hand and celebrates the women of this lovely old historic home that was owned by several generations of women and now owned by the historic houses trust.
It was important to me to make this painting for the exhibition . I was compelled to do so as I have a connection to this place . My grandmother lived in the same street and I remember Meroogal from an early age , even though I didn't know the inhabitants at the time I always wondered who lived in this grand old home ..It fascinated me..In 1974 my grandmother's sister Aunt Dorothy went to live at Meroogal as a housekeeper . I was invited to visit the house and was shown into the loungeroom . I vividly remember being introduced to an elderly lady who was sitting at the table peeling apples . She was Elgin Macgregor the last women to own and live in the house . When Elgin passed away in 1977 The house was given to the historic houses trust . It is from my memory of meeting Elgin all those years ago that inspired me to paint this picture and enter it in the art prize .

Saturday, August 20, 2011

HOUSE PHOTOS



My studio door looks lovely at night

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

TEDDY TEA PARTY BOX..Listed by artist Kathy Karas



This lovely antique cutlery box is available in my ebay store
SORRY SOLD

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NEWS

I was notified yesterday that my painting ' The Piemaker ' has been selected for the Meroogal Women's Art prize . How exciting ! Winners will be announced at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre ,Nowra on the 27th August ...Will post the photo of my painting on the blog after that ...google Meroogal Women's Art Prize to read about this bi annual competition .
Have a lovely day !

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SEA CHANGE

We have settled well into our lovely new home and I have been painting almost every day in my studio getting ready for my next exhibition . " COASTAL INSPIRATIONS" at the Minnamurra Cafe Gallery which will start on the 22nd August running for 2 months . The opening night is 26th August between 5.30 and 7.30 pm . If you are in the area do drop in it would be lovely to see you there. As this is a long exhibition I will continue to paint so that I can replace with new paintings as they sell . I was quite pleased with this painting 'SEA CHANGE' that I am saving for the exhibition . Another painting completed recently was my entry for the Meroogal Women's Art Prize . I am hoping that it will be accepted and will post a photo later to let you know how I went in the competition .
Have a lovely day ..

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'ROSES FOR TEDDY '' ..


I have just fiished this painting ' ROSES FOR TEDDY' . It was a delight to paint this lovely scene of pretty china and bears from my collection. Now available at my ebay store ..SORRY SOLD

Sunday, July 10, 2011

ROCKPOOL

It certainly has been a busy time in the Karas household with five family birthdays in July . We had an extra birthday to celebrate this year with our Ruby Rose turning one . I can't believe how fast she has grown and becoming such a lovely little girl.
This painting is one that I have completed for the Minnamurra exhibition called ' Rockpool' . It is a painting looking towards Kiama harbour with a grandfather and grandchild exploring the rockpools in the foregound. I am really getting into the painting now with the deadline looming and such a lot more to be done ..weeks flying by too fast ..I still like to keep up with the plein air group and get out into the sunshine and paint . Also working on another painting for an art prize . I have an interesting story to tell about that one but will save that for later .

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DUSK

I completed this painting of Kiama harbour at dusk . I am fascinated by how strong the light can be just before the sun drops behind the mountains . I almost passed on visiting the harbour thinking that it was too late in the day but it was simply delightful and I was so glad to be there.
Apologies to all of my 70 wonderful followers . There seems to have been a malfunction and you can't be seen on my blog . Please know that I appreciate you all for following and your interest in my artworks . In the meantime I will try to work out what the problem is .

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Top Shelf ...cont.

'The Top Shelf ' has now been listed in my ebay store . click the image to enlarge ..SORRY SOLD

Plein Air

I went out painting with the art group during the week and did this quick plein air painting of the little brook that winds through this tranquil spot

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SNEAK PREVIEW !

My latest painting ' The Top Shelf' ' isn't quite finished but I just had to show you a sneak preview . It is a large painting , soooo much detail and many hours of work . It will be framed in a lovely antique shabby chic antique white frame...watch this space ..well now I can eat and off to bed !! SORRY NOW SOLD

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CAFE CULTURE

A new painting of the cafe at Minnamurra. I had fun with this painting .

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Paintings

I have been spending most days in my studio painting works for my exhibition at Minnamurra in August . This painting is titled ' One Perfect Day'

NEWS TEDDY BEARS

Please visit Rosarita's beautiful bear blog

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Paintings


I finished these two little 5 x 7 inch paintings and they are in my ebay store . Looking for me on ebay ? just put my name Kathy Karas into the ebay search and you will be able to see my items.
It has been a busy week . I have been working on paintings for my next exhibition in August at the Minnamurra Cafe gallery .I exhibit here at least once a year ..a great little spot. These are mainly paintings of the Minnamurra and Kiama areas and I am about to start an interior that I have been planning in my head for a couple of weeks now .. have a lovely weekend .

Thursday, June 16, 2011

CUTE BOXES




I have just finished painting these 2 cute cedar boxes . They can be found in my ebay store . SORRY SOLD

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

COUNTRY ROSES

A freezing cold day here today sent me indoors rather than off to plein air at Kiama Harbour . Never mind I wasn't idle and enjoyed painting this picture of teddy and friends Annie and Andy here with a beautiful cup and plate set . This painting is available on ebay. SORRY SOLD

Monday, June 6, 2011

ROSEBUD

I have just listed this new painting "ROSEBUD" on ebay . SORrY SOLD

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

VINTAGE TRAVEL CASE . listed by Kathy Karas Art


I have just completed this lovely old travel case painted with old teddies across the front . Will be listed on ebay tonight ..SORRY SOLD