Posts Tagged ‘portals series’

Garden Gate

Garden Gate

“Garden Gate” is the final piece in the Portals series. Based on “Garden Shrine” with hints of “Frosty Window”, it offers an arch in a cheerful, warm garden setting. As with some of the other pieces, I wanted an image that invite viewers to experience a portal, make the transition through it. Title: Garden Gate […]

Garden Path

Garden Path

“Garden Path” takes another view of an archway and the view from and through it. I wanted to indicate a sense of space and set up an inviting scene where you’d want to go from here to there. Title: Garden Path Size: 12 x 12 inches on canvas Medium: Collage with various papers and acrylic […]

Garden Shrine

Garden Shrine

“Garden Shrine” looks at portals as a gateway. An imaginary scene, some views are off in the distance, others are close up. Made of bits of paper, it forms a peaceful, contemplative scene. Photos of the piece in progress are below. Title: Garden Shrine Size: 12 x 12 inches on canvas Medium: Various papers on […]


Beyond

Beyond

“Beyond” explores the idea of Portals as a window or opening, but shows only the view. I was thinking more about transition – going from there to there, looking at one place from another – rather than the structure that you go through. It’s more about wanting to go than how you get there. The […]

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 […]

Foggy Bridge 1

Foggy Bridge 1

Continuing the Portals series is a small painting done about a bridge. I had vacationed in California several years ago with friends. We flew to San Francisco, spent a weekend, then drove to Napa. On the way home, we drove across the Golden Gate bridge. Beautiful, sunny day, typical of that area. As we approached […]


Frosty Window

Frosty Window

Frosty Window, part of my Portals series, was inspired by that crazy polar vortex weather we’ve had the past couple of winters. Awful cold, miserable stuff – but also beautiful. The frost patterns on my windows were really pretty. Tiny delicate crystals dancing across the panes. So this piece takes a more literal view of […]

Distant Memories 2

Distant Memories 2

“Distant Memories 2” continues exploring that moment of transition between being present and being lost in memories. It is part of my Portal series. The design is simpler than Distant Memories 1, yet it has more complexity as well. I designed it with only one figure, the large one on the left. Yet the more […]

Distant Memories 1

Distant Memories 1

Distant Memories 1 is a small piece from my Portals series. I was testing the idea of memories as a portal to the past, to our history. That moment of reminiscing, as one transitions from being in the present to lost in thought. It has a contemplative feel. The background is acrylic paint. The figure […]


Tropical Arch

Tropical Arch

“Tropical Arch” is another piece from┬ámy Portals series. It takes a more literal view of the portals concept by depicting an archway. The scene is made of pieces of magazine images, tissue paper, maps, and some acrylic paint. I attached all the pieces to watercolor paper, then ran the whole thing through the sewing machine. […]

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 […]


An Exploration of Portals, April 1-May 28, 2014

An Exploration of Portals, April 1-May 28, 2014

An Exploration of Portals Original artwork by Jan Noden and Karen Koch April 1 – May 28, 2014 On display at The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation 10 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH 44236 Meet-the-Artists Reception: Thursday, April 10, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Depending on the definition, portals can be a door, a gateway, or an […]


 
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