Author Archives: Karen M. Graves

Karen’s First Virtual Art Show!

Hi, everyone. I was scheduled to show a collection of my landscape paintings during the month of June 2020 at the Mount Utsayantha Regional Arts League’s lovely little gallery on Main Street in Hobart, New York. The world had other … Continue reading

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Tree Climber

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Painting in Progress – Lilies

Jan 7 – painting on clay board. Continue reading

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Little Delaware Birdhouse

I have had this image waiting to be painted for a long time. I was attracted to it because of the colors ranging from turquoise to yellow. Really felt like I could improve on it so am working on another … Continue reading

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Fall in the Catskills – a little info on how the colors work

Can you tell a tree from its colors? You can use fall leaf color to help identify different tree species. Look for these leaf colors on the trees in your neighborhood: Oaks: red, brown or russet Hickories: golden bronze Dogwood: … Continue reading

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My Pet Deer

October 1st and the spots are done from the fawn. I only saw one fawn, hoping the other one is nearby. As you can see the doe is totally unafraid of me. I walked out on the cold, wet grass … Continue reading

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Cairns

Forest sculpture – cairns Continue reading

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Cherry Tomatoes

How to paint cherry tomatoes. I am a pretty amateur videographer so bare¬†with me. Please leave comments if you have questions or suggestions.        

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Breakfast club in the Catskills

This is part of a 5 minute video. The doe has been eating up my host but I guess I will let her, for now, lol. Continue reading

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Those Dam Boys – painting in progress

I started this painting by doing a few quick studies of the boys and the Joe Pye Weed. Then I worked around the painting, stepping back to check values to insure the range from the lightest to darkest values was … Continue reading

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Catskill Bedroom Community – A short commute from my back yard

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Snow Chair

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Almost Home – Winter Version to come

This is the winter photo from my Almost Home painting.. I think I have to paint this too! Continue reading

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Headwaters of the Mighty Delaware River

I had a great time on Sunday finding images like this. Next weekend I am heading farther up-stream. I think in a smaller stream I will find even better images. Stay tuned. Continue reading

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Ice on the Little Delaware – Catskills Mountains

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Red Fox in my backyard.

This beautiful fox walked through my backyard today. It’s tail was really huge and all puffed out when it stood still. Wish I could have gotten a better photo. Would make a great painting. Continue reading

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December in the Catskills

Christmas in the Catskills was without snow this year but very Merry anyway. Hiking and jogging are much easier without the snow and ice. This photo is on my hike. I often get to see deer. In the spring a … Continue reading

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How to Make 14 Wooden Crates Furniture Design Ideas – Craftspiration – Handimania

How to Make 14 Wooden Crates Furniture Design Ideas – Craftspiration – Handimania.

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Possible Painting

Possibly my next painting. Will have to wait to see if the deer make it.

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Howland House Commissions

Howland House:  Hidden Nook, Walton, NY This is my latest commission. 60+ hours. I thought a winter scene would be quicker. Wrong!

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