New Paintings, Friends and Travel

Since returning from Costa Rica in April, I have continued to paint and travel closer to home.  It seems I am inspired by the beautiful landscape where ever I may be.  I started exploring in my backyard and these cherry blossoms called to me.

Spring Orchard, 11" x 14"
Spring Orchard, 11″ x 14″

Later in April, I ventured out to paint with the Plein Air Painters of Utah in the San Rafael Swell by invitation of my mentor, Bonnie Posselli.  This magnificent landscape was a mere 3 hour drive from my home.  The group’s artists were welcoming and the weather near perfect.  We explored and painted, then returned to the campsite and were serenaded by the talented artist/musicians, Stephen Staufer and John Hughes.  Check out highlights from the trip in this article by Outdoorpainter.com  Below are a few paintings from the trip.

During a wet weekend in May, I traveled south to Mount Carmel, Utah to attend the Maynard Dixon Camp Out.  The participating artists painted in between storms and ended the week with a fantastic show of paintings.  In fact, I could not resist taking home a painting of J. Ken Spencer, an outstanding painter.  Despite the weather, there were many rays of sunshine;  catching up with old friends, making new friends, inspiration by an incredible landscape, and witnessing the creation of art by some of the top artists in the region.  Oh, one more thing, I got to paint with Bonnie Posselli (who invited me to the event), and friends George Handrahan and Shanna Kunz.  It was a fabulous trip!

Finally, during the Memorial Day weekend, I traveled to Spring City with friend a fellow painter Tamara Lindsay for the city’s annual Heritage Days.  While there, I painted the infamous Horse Shoe, though it was hidden a good part of the time.

Lifting Clouds, 11" x 14"
Lifting Clouds, 11″ x 14″

Heading into summer, I will travel north to Ogden, Utah, then to San Clemente, California and back again to Midway, Utah to participate in the plein air events in those cities.  Look me up if you are in the area.

By the way, all the images posted are available for sale.  Please contact me at info@NewLeafArtStudio.com.  If you made it through this rather long post, let me know if you prefer to hear from me more often, the same or less.

My best wishes to you.  Travel safe this summer!

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground, –Theodore Roosevelt

Karrie Baldwin

 

A Great Season of Painting!

What a great season of painting! I traveled around Utah, and Costa Rica, painting with friends and celebrating my favorite art organizations.

Now it’s time to ‘wrap it up’ for the holidays.

My website is updated with many new studio and plein air paintings; take a look.  I selected a group of small paintings for a pre-holiday sale, click here to view them.  Or, if you visit my website, select Small Painting Sale on the sidebar.  Use promo code SMALLPAINTINGS for 20% off at checkout during the month of October.  As always, I love hearing from you to recommend your favorites, or if you have commission ideas, 801-234-0162.

With, love and thanks for a wonderful holiday season!

Karrie

“Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you” – Madeline Bridges

Here are a few paintings from a  season of plein air painting.

June – Maynard Dixon Camp-Out

Distant Cliff, 8 x 10,
Desert Peach, 8 x 10
Red Cliffs, 8 x 16
Red Shelter, 8 x 16

These two pieces are currently at Evergreen Gallery

July – Wasatch Plein Air Paradise

Edge of Town, 6 x 12
Edge of Town, 6 x 12, Sold

August – Spring City Plein Air

New Moon, 8 x 10, $280
New Moon, 8 x 10 (see at Evergreen Gallery)
August Fields, 12 x 16, $575.
August Fields, 12 x 16

September – Escalante Canyon Arts Festival

Moon in the Morning, 12 x 20, $720.
Moon in the Morning, 12 x 20
Waiting for the Moon, 8 x 10, $280.
Waiting for the Moon, 8 x 10, (see at Evergreen Gallery)