An art show opens tonight… time to relax a little.

Living by Water, Acrylic, Karen Gillis Taylor, 24" x 24", framed

“Living by Water”, Acrylic, Karen Gillis Taylor, 24″ x 24″, framed

The months of painting whenever time allowed will come to fruition tonight at the kick-off reception at Osmosis Gallery tonight in Niwot, Colorado. This painting, “Living by Water,” is one of those works that seems as though someone else created it. “What was I thinking?” is a question I can ask myself with a little smile.

Without getting too philosophical, this painting seemed to paint itself. Maybe art really does come from the depths of one’s mind, from memories and experiences.

Here is what the local newspaper, the Longmont Daily Times-Call, had to say about the art show:

“Taylor’s paintings are rendered in rich, even bright colors, but are often pervaded by melancholy.”

Hmmm, that might be a little true, even though I named the exhibit, “The Color of Joy.” Maybe joy and melancholy do exist together in this piece, after all. Does this painting make you feel happy? Sad? Now I am wondering!

If you want to decide for yourself, you can click on my new website link found in the Blog Roll section of this page. The 9 paintings in the New Work section will be on display at the gallery tonight, along with April Rain and June Blooms, and 3 art quilts as well. I’m looking forward to seeing it myself. They do a pretty good job with lighting at the gallery too, which makes a big difference. Here is the show announcement the gallery sent out:

April art show announcement, Osmosis Gallery, Niwot, Colorado, 2014

April art show announcement, Osmosis Gallery, Niwot, Colorado, 2014






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5 Responses to “An art show opens tonight… time to relax a little.”

  1. Caroline Jobe Says:

    love your poster and the name of your show, i try to share joy in my work too so i can relate to where you are coming from.


  2. Joni Says:

    The best on your show. After having my first solo exhibit this year, I know the feeling of relaxing once it is hung and the opening is over. The light in this piece that shines through the window and on to the water and darkness shows “hope” (joy) to me….


    • karen Says:

      Congratulations on your first solo exhibit, Joni! The effort brings its own rewards outside of what is seen hanging on the walls, don’t you think? Both for the viewer and the creator. Thanks for your observations.


      • Joni Says:

        Thank-you Karen…Having this exhibit helped teach me things about my creative process, how I work and problem-solve, and that I can work on multiple pieces in different stages simultaneously! It is interesting to get feedback and see what and which pieces people respond to–usually there are a few surprises! Always interesting…I love seeing your paintings along side of the art quilts–it give a view of a similar image in different mediums….


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