Oregon Daily Painter Karen Boe has selected her two favorite paintings from last year:
Junk Drawer oil 6"x6" February 2012
Grandpa On His Tractor oil 6"x6" August 2012
Karen Boe has a knack for spotting the unexpectedly paintable, whether it's a plate of chips and salsa, findings in a junk drawer, or a special grandpa on a tractor. She shows great respect for the architecture of form, using concise brushwork to reveal shape, but never falling prey to fussiness. Her work isn't just a pleasure to look at, it's a pleasure to think about.
Here are my two favorites:
Chips & Salsa oil on artboard 6"x6" June 2012
Home Grown Rhubarb 6"x6" oil on artboard April 2012
Help! There are so many good painters who blog that it'll impossible for me to get to them all this month, but here's an idea. If you are an artist who blogs, and would like to be included this month in The Art Room, please email your choice of your ONE favorite painting from 2012, along with a link to your blog. Include the title, size, medium, month and year. All of these submissions will be included in one grand and interesting post towards the end of the month.