“The sky grew darker,
blue on blue,
one stroke at a time,
deeper and deeper
shades of night.”
― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance
This is the piece I submitted to the
Yellowstone Art Museum for the
49th Annual Art Auction.
I'm happy to share the news that it was accepted!
The YAM's Art Auction is
March 4, 2017
-hope to see you there if you live nearby!
To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don't need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
We thank our Mother, the Earth,
for all that She gives.
I made this wreath for the Autumn season by bleaching the pinecones; soak in water/bleach for a few days. I gathered them from the beautiful pines outside our home. The nuts and acorns were from many sources. I used a 14" straw wreath and wrapped it with burlap ribbon.
The nuts and pinecones were attached with hot glue.
Karen Tanner jokes that she’s on a fishing kick right now.
It’s not that she’s catching them, but painting trout swirling in the Missouri and Madison rivers where she prefers to observe them. Ten of her new fish paintings will be part of the holiday art show at the Frame Hut and Gallery, opening with a reception on Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. The holiday show, featuring more than 30 artists, will be up through the end of December.
Tanner will have a variety of sizes from 14-inch-by-14 inch works in her royalty series where the fish have crowns made out of fishing flies, to 30-inch-by-40 inch paintings of fish circling each other. Some pieces have elaborate frames and others are frameless to show the painted edges of the canvases.
After teaching many years in Hamilton and Seely Lake, and for the last 10 years at Senior High School, Tanner is retired and painting full time in her home studio in Billings. She and another retired Senior High teacher, Carolyn Thayer, get together at least twice a month to critique each other’s work. They also show their works together at the Frame Hut.
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!