Untitled. Oil, conté & graphite on Mylar 20″x24″. (These paintings always look so much better in real life, I think.)
A winged thing that is tied to water. Inspired from bits and pieces from the river shoreline, things now lying around the studio.
A studio view with most of the mess unseen.
(The other painting was posted previously here.)
© Karen McRae, 2013
44 thoughts on “Another Winged Thing”
You are so talented, Karen. Really nice piece and they look great together. I think they need one more, don’t you? Very neat studio, by the way.
Thanks very much, Judy. I’m not sure I like the way it looks in these photographs. It seems better in real life. Anyway, I may end up playing with it some more but I guess I’ll just leave it alone for now.
Maybe another one, yes. : )
Great to see the painting and its inspiration. 😉
Thank you, Cynthia. The inspiration is the best part, I think! : )
Love this, Karen. Making nature out of nature. If Frankenstein were beautiful. Do you have a rock collection, too? My favorite people have rock collections.
Thank you, Anna. Yes, there are lots of rocks and fossils around my house. I guess I might fall in to the favourite people category. Yay! I bet you have rocks too, yes?
Lovely winged things. And I love your studio! I think it needs a third up there 🙂
The rest of the studio could use some tidying … but it is a nice bright space.
I’ll keep working, thanks for the encouragement, Emily! : )
Beautiful piece of work Karen! 🙂
It is always very interesting to see how 3D stimulates and creates 2D. Truly magical things happen. We often just see the finished piece. Thank you for sharing.
Painting too, of course, you are so much an artist, Karen. Very nice work, and it would have been even nicer too see it in real life.
I do love both your winged things! They are so elegant.
Beautiful work, Karen.
That’s a beautiful painting.
Love the paintings on the black wall. And what a beautifully clear display space on top of that cupboard/dresser, if it was mine I would probably have piles of books and other “important” things cluttering the space 🙂 Even if the rest of the studio isn’t like this it has made me want to clear the clutter from a few table tops in mine lol
A sweetly soft wild, winged thing:) Lovely.
The painting looks great, and it’s interesting to see the similarities – the thread – between your painting & your photographs. But I understand what you say about the painting looking better in real life, especially with the materials you used – they would have a substance and a reflective quality that would be hard to show in a photograph. (Have to say I envy the studio!)
So delicate and with an almost translucent quality. The 2 sit very nicely together.. what colour a 3rd I wonder?
Paintings and drawings always do! But it’s still very beautiful….. a nice symphony of soft colors.
It’s very hard to get a good photograph of art, isn’t it? Thank you, Moof – now I wonder if I need to keep working on these…. hmm?
lovely colours too. i imagine you to have a very stylish home
Thank you, Tin Roof. I guess I would say our house is a work in progress – it has many good things going for it and many things that could be changed.
Beautiful and they look so nice on the wall.
For me, the pictures are so beautiful, don’t compare with the nature, it’s different, really, i love the colours you have used 🙂
Very sweet !
Elegant and whimsical – you’re incredibly talented. I love your creativity – especially with this painting.
amazing work on canvas:)
Beautiful, delicate painting – very expressive. Sadly the camera cannot adequately capture the quality of real life interaction between the viewer and the painting.
I think they look great together on your studio wall.
Do you do a lot of painting, Karen?
Lovely to see your paintings Karen! Your delicacy of touch carries through to the paintings. The two do look good together. I have just had a major studio tidy-up – its been incredibly therapeutic!
It’s great to see how your sensibility, your vision as an artist, comes through both your drawings and your photos – delicate, poetic, translucent, multi-layered…
Beautiful work, Karen!
Wow! These are great, Karen. I like it that your studio has dark walls. Think Emily’s right – there’s room for a third.
a very beautiful painting
Karen, this is beautiful…the colors, form, ethereal quality you’ve captured.
bringing elegance to the inelegant.
The colours, shifting and reflective looking, like the inside of a shell, are so so lovely – if it is better in real life I cannot imagine!
It’s very beautiful. And I like the look and feel of your studio Karen!
They are interesting – the first one looks like a goat (head) eating a handkerchief with the mirror image!
Beautiful Karen! so lyrical! P.S I cant help but notice your studio looks gorgeous!!! 🙂
As always a rest to see your work. And I love getting a glimpse of your beautiful studio. You should check out the magazine “Where Women Create “. It’s a gorgeous magazine ( also has website). They showcase women’s creative spaces/studios and their art work. I think you summit a link of your blog and they decide if they want to include you in magazine. They’d be crazy not to showcase you : )
Sorry about some misspelled words. Auto correct not that correct ; )
They are just LOVELY hung.
I like both paintings : )