Not just a pretty painting

Rediscovering Joy14”x11”, acrylic on canvasSOLD*©2019 Karen Phillips Rediscovering Joy is not just a pretty picture; it represents a breakthrough that I’ve been seeking to understand color and value. As some of you may know, I’ve been working to develop a series...

Notes from the studio…Ancestors Project

Ancestors Project – She Saw Hope30”x48”Mixed media on canvas $1500© Karen Phillips I am currently working on a new series that explores the hopes and dreams my ancestors had as children. What did my great great grandmother want to be when she grew up and how...

Making bad art to get better

Did you hear? Spring is coming. 14”x11”, acrylic on canvas board $310 © 2019 Karen Phillips At the beginning of this year, I decided to take a new direction with my art by learning how to paint better. When I started a new series of large paintings, I had this sense...

My first workshop at Wildacres

What an experience! I so enjoyed teaching my very first workshop, Intuitive Abstracts. How did this happen? A friend, who is a fabulous artist and teacher, Micah Goguen, offered me the chance to teach this workshop as part of his Art and Yoga Therapy Retreat. The...
Tragic life, eyes full of hope

Tragic life, eyes full of hope

On my way to Golden Colorado for an art business mastermind workshop, I decided to try public transportation. I had a hard time finding the train from Denver to Golden and was offered help from a man with a rolling walker/cart. He was very friendly and was going to...

Aurora Theatre Exhibit

You’re invited!Please join me and other members of The Women’s Art Collective for a reception for their exhibit See Us Now at the Aurora Theatre in Lawerenceville, GA. It will be on Saturday, October 13, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The Women’s Art Collective was formed...
You can never have enough tools!😁

You can never have enough tools!😁

What do knitting needles, drywall tape, and wine corks have in common? If you guessed making art, you’re right! I use these and other items as part of my toolbox for making marks on canvas and paper. In this video you will see some of the tools I use to create...

What is mixed media art? Art studio blog #3

So what is mixed media art anyway? This video is for anyone who wondered what a mixed media painting is. Mixed media art is when two or more materials are combined into one piece of art. Combining pen and pencil, paint and markers, and collage with metal and fabric...
Finding inspiration – studio vlog #2

Finding inspiration – studio vlog #2

In my second studio vlog, I talk a little about what inspires me. I love being out in nature. I attempt to take the feelings, sights and sounds I experience there and use them in my paintings. What inspires you to create? Let’s have a discussion...
Seeing my art in a new way —  about studio vlog #1

Seeing my art in a new way — about studio vlog #1

Are you addicted to watching YouTube videos? I am. Many of the videos I watch are about how to make videos (LOL). I’ve been wanting to include video with a project that I’ve been working on for quite some time. But where to start? How about a vlog? What’s a vlog?...