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Little Gold Leaf Precious Pieces of Art!

Something about the Holidays… that just makes you want to celebrate. I celebrated by creating some little 6×6 images… they are precious. Take a look and let me know if you are interested in any of them. Happy Holidays!

I’ve just started on the Precious Gold Series so if there is an image you’d Continue reading

California Dreaming at OMA Oceanside Museum of Art Traveling Exhibition

“Big and Small California Dreaming”, 30×22; oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, college, on arches; has been selected for the exhibition “California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California” Traveling International Art Exhibition 2014-2015.

Chosen from nearly one thousand entries, jurors selected approximately 50 artworks to travel with California Dreaming. Juried by Peter Frank, Drew Oberjuerge, Daniel Foster, and Alfio Borghese

My catalog summary of the work: I am a native Californian, born in downtown Los Angeles in 1949. My teen years were the 1960 and I was a “beach bunny”, surfer-chick. I loved Disneyland and can almost say I grew up there—I went so often in the Continue reading

SOLD! “Umbrella and Eggs!” from the recent LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts show

Umbrella and Eggs!; 22x15; oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink on arches

Umbrella and Eggs!; 22×15; oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink on arches

This is one of my most fav paintings. “Umbrella and Eggs!” was a fun and explorative piece when I made it. I was just beginning to go in this direction again and adding the eggs and their whimsey was new to my thinking. I very much like the way this turned out and was excited 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.


Ink & Clay #40 Exhibition at the Kellogg University Art Gallery

I have just been notified that I am to have two pieces represented at the Kellogg University Art Gallery “Ink and Clay 40” Annual exhibition Opening September 13, in Pamona. Left: “I Am The Egg! Lady #1; and Right: Energy Impact Crater #3. Both are 30×22 and mixed media. Thank you Kellogg University Art Gallery  Ink & Clay 40, September 13 to October 23, 2014  Jurors are Jeannie Denholm, Phyllis Green and Dave Lefner

The following info has been copied from the Kellogg University Art Gallery website.
“Ink and Clay is the Kellogg University Art Gallery’s annual competitive exhibition of ceramics, prints and drawings. 2014 marks the 40th year for this unique Continue reading

Opening at LA Artcore Union Center of the Arts-Los Angeles

Impact Of Life:  New artwork by Karrie Ross

LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts
August 3rd thru August 31, 2014
Karrie Ross / Michael Wood / Dani Vinokurov
OPENING Reception: Sunday, August 3rd from 3 to 5pm
Conversation with the Artists: 4pm

Los Angeles — Karrie Ross will exhibit a selection of paintings, created over a two-year period, at LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, from August 3rd thru 31st, 2014. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12noon to 5pm. Opening Reception and Meet the Artist at 4p.m. Karrie’s work spans a variety of images offering surreal faces, and the whimsy of a figure with an egg, to Continue reading

Water Works Show Opening Ojai

Water Works Show at the Porch Gallery, Ojai

Symbol; 22x30; watercolor on lana

Symbol; 22×30; watercolor on lana

Show up from July 5 – August 17, 2014

Curated by Juri Koll
With Catalog Essays by Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot & John Seed

The artists in this show use watercolor, inks, and other liquid media for a variety of reasons – some love the risk of not being able to alter the result once it hits the paper. Others have a more formal reason for the process. Some use the medium as a contemplative, almost reverential experience, or for “quiet meditation or being present in the moment”, as Shana Nys Dambrot says. All these motivations inspire these works, and engage the audience with the here and now, regardless of when the work was completed.

“I paint watercolors because they are alive, their blending creating another reality that was not planned or expected.  The chemistry of the medium is all about water… in the air, time of day and year, how liquid the paint and if the paper is prewet or dry. For me, painting with watercolor is “high-risk” you never know how a piece will turn out. Water, the flow of life and change.”

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Mother’s Day Lunch at MOAH Lancaster “National Treasure: The California Poppy”

Mother’s Day Lunch at MOAH Lancaster “National Treasure: The California Poppy”

I have not been a fan of theme shows, it seems I just don’t do them very well. It might be because I’m mostly abstract and themes are figurative. So, when a friend mentioned the MOAH show about Poppies I initially just flaked on it… then I started thinking… “I can paint a poppy. The flower that I love. The most beautiful orange EVER… that’s E . V . E . R….” So I painted three images of varying degrees of abstraction. From 1. as real as I paint 2. combined into a current series 3. totally out there abstract. AND #1 and #2 were accepted. Thank you MOAH!

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SOLD: The Ladder: Women Make the World Go Round Show

“Women Make The World Go Round”

Participating artists: Simone Alexandrino, Shawana Ankenbrandt, Lisa Bartleson, Tatiana Botton, Mitra Fabian, Lia Halloran, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Maria Killigian, Kim McDonald, Aisha Olson, Jen Rosenstein, Karrie Ross, Nike Schroder, Gay Summer Rick, Moye Thompson, Christine Weir, Valerie Wilcox.

I will have four pieces in the show,The Ladder SOLD

The Ladder; 14x11; watercolor, oil, acrylic,  ink on arches

The Ladder; 14×11; watercolor, oil, acrylic, ink on arches


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SOLD: The Tree

SOLD!  =  The Tree; 60h x 48w; oil, acrylic, pencil, gold leaf on canvas

SOLD! = The Tree; 60h x 48w; oil, acrylic, pencil, gold leaf on canvas

“The Tree” SOLD:  60h x 48w; oil, acrylic, pencil, gold leaf on canvas

The family who bought “The Tree” saw it at the Beverly Hills Art Show and we talked for several months about it.

I’m happy to report that it was SOLD and is happy in it’s new home. I consider the painting one of my signature pieces, not only for its size but for the detail and new explorations it holds.

I used a variety of paints: oils acrylics, metalics and gold leaf. The pencil spirals again cover the image and the ink drips and spirals enhance the mystery.

Thank you to the collector. May you enjoy it for many years.

"The Tree" being wrapped for delivery.

“The Tree” being wrapped for delivery.