I want to introduce you to my friend Karine’s series of imagined animal paintings. They are huge and FANTASTIC!
“Bacon.” Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches (sold)
“Gator.” Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches (sold)
“Mama-roo.” Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (sold)
“Polar Bear.” Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches
“Seated Giraffe.” Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches.
These paintings are based on tiny collectible Japanese erasers made by a company called Iwako. When I found out that toys are often copyrighted, I wrote a letter to the CEO of the company to get permission to create paintings of them. I was granted permission to paint them, with a promise that I would not sell prints or reproductions of the paintings. These are special works of art for that reason.
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SUMMER ART CAMP ONLINE!
Karine is one of eight teachers featured in this year’s “Summer Art Camp,” where she will paint a small monster with you, with a special emphasis on values. Camp begins Monday, July 28th and includes THREE weeks of fun classes! Sign up today and save $20!
From the 2014 Online Summer Art Camp Class, “Paint a Monster” with Karine Swenson.