Posts Tagged ‘abstract painting’

Foggy Bridge 2

Foggy Bridge 2

I thoroughly enjoyed painting the first Foggy Bridge painting, and wanted to explore the subject further. This version is lighter and brighter. The collaged paper along the bottom edge has cheerful tulips. The bridge is less distinct than in the first painting, making this more about the colors than the structure. Yes, I know these […]

Portal 2

Portal 2

Portal 2 was inspired by Portal 1, a small acrylic painting for my Portals series. Larger, of course, and similar in layout and colors, it has more detail in the circular form. Photos of the painting as I was working on it are below. Title: Portal 2 Size: 16 x 20 inches on canvas Medium: […]

Portal 1

Portal 1

This painting was one of the first in my Portals series. Jan Noden and I made separate series of paintings and collages exploring the theme of portals: both real portals (gateways, arches, doorways) and imaginary (transitions, memories). This painting was of the more imaginary sort. Title: Portal 1 Size: 8 x 10 inches Medium: Acrylic […]


Etsy Shop

Etsy Shop

You can purchase my original abstract paintings, mixed media collages, handpainted scarves, and Hudson art on Etsy. Etsy is a wonderful online marketplace designed just for artwork and unique handmade items. If you are in the Hudson area, you can also buy on Etsy then pick up at my Hudson studio to save the shipping […]

Art Classes for January-February 2015

Art Classes for January-February 2015

The New Year makes a perfect time to try something new, so let me encourage you to pick up a paintbrush – your inner artist will thank you! Exercising your creativity can help reduce stress, brighten up the winter doldrums, and – oh – make you happy. Classes are held at my studio, 220 N. […]

Art Classes for November and December 2014

Art Classes for November and December 2014

The year is winding down and I know we are all getting busy, but taking the time for a colorful and creative art class will make all the difference! My classes are “drop-ins”, meaning you can one time or every week. It’s up to you! We’ll do something different every time. Whether you’re a beginner […]


Early Spring, a collage

Early Spring, a collage

So I realize we’re a bit past spring at this point, but that’s ok. “Early Spring” is a collage I did…in early spring…but just realized that I hadn’t posted it. This collage was also early in a new style that has been evolving over the past few months. The first layer is old dictionary pages […]

Sunset

Sunset

“Sunset” is a large, cheerful, brightly colored abstract painting. It reminds me of a sunset, but others have had different interpretations. I always enjoy hearing what others think of my paintings. Title: Sunset Media: Acrylic paint and ink Size: 24 x 24 inches, on 1-1/2-inch deep gallery-wrapped canvas

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

A hot summer day, the flowers creating a riot of heat and color. That’s this painting. This painting is painted with acrylic paints and inks on paper, which is then mounted on a 1-1/2 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted black. It is 8 x 8 inches square, and is signed on […]


Ghost Ranch, a collage

Ghost Ranch, a collage

Ghost Ranch is a collage made with acrylic paint, painted papers, found papers, and printed images. 24 x 24 inches 1.5 inch deep gallery-wrapped canvas The image started as a winter landscape. I painted the canvas a bright orange all over, then brushed in the sky and a snowy field. Bits of the orange showed […]

Frost Birds

Frost Birds

Now, here are Frost Birds as I’d envisioned them in my photo session during the Polar Vortex. The abstract background colors, tiny bits of white in motion. Simple but very satisfying. 12 x 12 inches acrylic paint and paper, on paper, attached to canvas

Hillside

Hillside

A brisk abstract painting with a landscape influence, it feels much like an unruly hillside with the sun coming up over the ridge. 12 x 12 inches Acrylic paint on canvas  


Dusk

Dusk

The light at the end of the day as the colors cool down, shadows deepen, and twilight settles in. That’s what this painting reminds me of. 8 x 8 inches, acrylic paint and ink on paper. Mounted on 1-1/2 inch deep gallery wrapped canvas. It can hang on a wall, or stand on a shelf. […]

Two Imaginary Landscapes

Two Imaginary Landscapes

I’ve had the urge to paint landscapes lately. Why? I have no idea. I’ve never painted landscapes, not really. My paintings are often inspired by nature – by the colors, flowers, change of seasons – but not usually by landscapes per se. Still, the notion to try landscape-y type paintings has been nudging me, so […]

Dancing in the Spring

Dancing in the Spring

“Dancing In The Spring” reminds me of the joy of early spring mornings, warm breezes, and new grass underfoot. But, as usual, I’m open to suggestions and wonder what it reminds you of. This painting is 12×12 inches, acrylic paint and ink on paper, mounted on a deep canvas.  


November

November

“November” is the second painting in a series that began with an imaginary image that I couldn’t quite put my finger on but couldn’t quite identify. The first version is a small, 4×6 inch sketch. This second version is closest to the original image in my head. It is 12×12 inches, painted with acrylic paints […]

Autumn

Autumn

“Autumn” began with an image that I just couldn’t get out of my head – a red shape on a dark purple or gray background, with streaks of light. It was a vague image, but it persistently hovered around the edges of my mind’s eye for several days. I painted a small version first, about […]

Thickets

Thickets

“Thickets”, 8×8 inches, acrylic paint and ink on canvas. I’ve struggled with naming this painting for a while, because it evokes so many thoughts for me. I look at it one day and it reminds me of an underwater scene, maybe a reef. Or sometimes it looks like a campfire, just as the kindling begins […]


Hudson Location and Hours

Hudson Location and Hours

Life Needs Art, the studio of Karen Koch, is right in the heart of Hudson, inside: Uncommon Art 178 1/2 N. Main Street, 2nd floor (upstairs from Hudson Oriental Rugs) Hudson, OH 44236 www.artstudioinhudson.com Uncommon Art is a studio, gallery, and art classroom. It’s a collaborative project with myself, Dana Giel-Ray (Bellabor Art Jewelry), and Shannon […]

Over the Lake 2

Over the Lake 2

This painting of Over the Lake is the second in the series derived from a recent visit to Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. I’m still fascinated by the colors of that day and the windy weather. Get the full story in this post: Over the Lake 1 This version is 24 x 24 inches, also on extra-deep gallery […]

Afternoon in May

Afternoon in May

Bright, sunny, warm and inviting. Soft creamy colors painted in the background, with drizzles of black acrylic ink accentuated by drops of red and green alcohol inks. 8 x 8 inches acrylic paint and ink, and alcohol ink, on paper, mounted on canvas


Imaginary Garden 2

Imaginary Garden 2

Similar to the first Imaginary Garden, but smaller and moodier. Maybe late autumn rather than early autumn, and a thicker tangle of underbrush. 12 x 16 inches, acrylic paint and ink on canvas  

Buy Art Online or In Person

Buy Art Online or In Person

  Shop In Hudson My artwork is on available at my studio in Hudson, Ohio. It’s a working studio, meaning I spend my time there creating art. You are welcome to stop by and see the latest work in progress on my easel, and browse through finished art. My studio is inside: Uncommon Art 178 […]


 
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