A Summer of Painting

Summer is just about over, and what a summer it has been!  During June, I traveled to California then Ogden and Midway, Utah to participate in plein air events, painting several paintings for each event.  ‘Looking East’ received an honorable mention in the Midway event.

In mid July, I traveled to Texas to explore and paint studies for a commission.  I completed and delivered the 36″ x 48″ painting this week.   This painting was a challenging and inspiring undertaking to complete in one month.  The view from the property is called Inspiration Point, I hope that I captured the grandeur of the place in the painting.  Upon returning from Texas, I met up with my good friend and fantastic painter, George Handrahan and painted in the Tremonton area of northern Utah.  This trip came with an unexpected surprise when I sold the painting almost from the easel  (I took the painting home to finish).  You never know when this will happen, but it is a fun experience.

Next month, will bring new paintings from Costa Rica as I travel to my home away from home.   I will miss some fall events and friends who will be there, but will return with new inspiration and plans for holiday shows.  The first show being the long tradition of ‘Those Art Girls” getting together.  October 17, from 10am to 4pm, Morag Totten, Alison Armstrong, Gloria Montgomery and myself will have art available for holiday gift giving.  Save the date for this fun, casual, gift show at 5801 Kingsford Ave. Park City.

Below are some of the paintings that came to being this summer.  ‘Sunlit Poppies’, ‘Light in the Morning’ and ‘Parked’ are currently showing at Evergreen Gallery in Salt Lake City.  Evergreen Framing and Gallery will be celebrating 30 years of business in October with a show that includes all of their artists and a holiday show in early December.  Please stop by if you can.

I gratefully thank those who supported me with purchases this summer and to new acquaintances and old friends that I spent time with.

‘ The world is round so that friendship may encircle it’  – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Summer Paintings 2015

Catch Me Now!

It has been a year full of fun, friends, travel and art.  Now autumn is here and the Holidays are just around the corner! Catch me at some shows before the cold sends to somewhere warm.

October 23, Evergreen Framing and Gallery is celebrating their 30th anniversary! 

I will be at the reception along with many other gallery artists that evening from 5:30 – 9:00 pm

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Light on the Mountain, 12″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas

October 24, I join my long time friends for one day, Morag Totten and Gloria Montgomery

‘ Those Art Girls’ are having a gift show at 5801 Kingsford Ave, Park City, UT

from 10 to 4

New minature paintings, perfect for a holiday gift.

I was inspired during my last visit to Costa Rica to paint the lovely Hibiscus.

Hibiscus in the Sky, 3" x 3"
Hibiscus in the Sky, 3″ x 3″

I will have a collection of small paintings and popular prints and cards, as well as prints on demand.  Check out my website and order the print you like before the show.  Do this quickly and I will have it for you at the show, or you can order prints at the show and you will have them for the holidays.

I hope to see you soon!

Life is a canvas – Marietjie du Toit

Karrie Baldwin

 

Chow, Au Revoir 2015!

Hola… Salut 2016!  Family, friends and collectors, thank you for your ongoing support in my artistic endeavors.  Below are some of my favorites paintings that you bought this year.  I send a special thank you out to those collectors who made these purchases.  I am beyond grateful for your appreciation and connection to these captured moments.

See available paintings on my website.

2016 is looking better than ever!   March and August are dedicated for art retreats in Costa Rica!  Who can resist art in paradise?  Check it out.

Hasta Luego, A Bientot!

Karrie

‘My friends have made the story of my life’ -Helen Keller

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)