Category Archives: Fine Art Process

Los Angeles Artist Karrie Ross discusses her process, motivation and other art creation related subjects.

The Life of a Canvas—the art of painting over

detail of work

detail of work

Nature: “The One, Ginkgo Horizon”, 60×48, mixed media on canvas.

“I am not just a pretty picture,I am a canvas rich in history and is the last image I will see. I have been painted over at least 4 times fully to a new image each time. I have lost count of the layers of paper and paint that have come

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Press Your Breasts by Karrie Ross

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Red Pipe gallery, I’ll be showing a new series performance piece “Press Your Breasts” where the work shown are mono prints using my breasts as the element of pressing. There will be a video posted soon.

The show is titled Old Broads and features the work of twenty-two female, visual artists over the age of 50, currently working in the Los Angeles area. The show seeks to showcase … Continue reading

Show at Bergamot Saturday January 10, 6-9pm

These two pieces will be at BG Gallery this Saturday for the upcoming “144” exhibition, The show is made up of 12×12 art on panels. These pieces are from my new “Precious Gold” series. “One, with Bird and Egg” and “One Times Three”; gold leaf, ink, and acrylic.

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Artvetting Review by Isaac Lyles

Screen shot 2015-01-05 at 7.11.03 PMI am very pleased to have made the cut for a review on and by Isaac Lyles. Thank you for your time and kind words of insight and encouragement.

2014 started out for me with recovering from an accident… and two new series developed within two days of the hit. I was well into the images (at least 16-some in progress) by the time I realized there might be a connection with the series images and concept, and the accident… I submitted for review to Continue reading

SOLD! Art Projects Paia

Orange Fish; 30x22; oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink on arches

Orange Fish; 30×22; oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink on arches

Just in from the Art Projects Paia in Hawaii… The Orange Fish (30″x22″; oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink on arches) has been sold. And, I’m in process of painting two more for shipping soon.

Thank you to APP and to the new owner of this piece of art.


Planting Seeds Installation Piece

An install of mine from several years ago… it’s parts live in and among my home’s many spaces… all unassembled waiting… what does installation art do after the big hoorah anyways…

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NEW Series: PODs a sampling of studies and smalls

Everything i need is right here right now… Within the fire and lows of creative explorations balancing into the highs of kindnesses, shows, and sales… Keeping this “what is” in perspective fills my days… Noticing that without the one there is no other… Motto for each day is to see and accept the highs that feed the fires and lows through the actions of my arts… MORE in the series
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Play and creativity and a fighter of depression….!!!

Play and creativity and a fighter of depression….!!!

I’ve been a fan of the TED conferences for years and even attended one in the early 2000’s. I had a ball. This video is a talk about “Play is more than fun” by Stuart Brown.


I hope you find this as interesting as inspiring as I did.

Now go play!!

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Show at Hale ArtSpace – Energy Blooms and Drop Dots

Show at Hale ArtSpace – Energy Blooms and Drop Dots

Combining the Series

Combining the Series – Blooming yellow; 20 x 20; oil, acrylic, ink, pencil on canvas

A selection of my “Combining the Series” using the series of Energy Blooms, Drop Dot and Beyond the Veil, will be shown at the Hale ArtSpace on Main in Santa Monica for a two week three person show. OPENING: Friday, January 11; 5 to 8pm.  2443 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The work I’m showing is a combining of series. I’ve found that there comes a time when a painting is getting old…then “What do I do with it…now?”  is the question. I used to ‘paint over’ with a new series but this time I wanted to preserve the older one so I tried

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2013 – 05 The Artists Journal

2013 – 05 The Artists Journal

One of the journals i kept.

One of the journals i kept.

Setting the scene… I’ll begin with the journal.

I met a little man today, who told me not to worry. He said that things will slowly change… except for those in a hurry.”

This was my first journal, at least the first one I actually filled with thoughts. I had one that was filled with sketches that was the 8×10 size as well.

I found I would write thoughts, observations, questions, poems, etc.  all the time on napkins, old envelopes, parking stubs…

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