Giclee prints are available from the art store! Which one is the original drawing? The quality is quite astounding! I need to be careful that I don't send the original! kxx
Been quite busy lately... here is a work I wanted to do, my cousin Lee and her two sons Ned and Joseph, take an few years ago on the ferry home after a long tiring day....I felt this captured love, fatigue and time....a hard one also because of the immense detail and contrasts/ values/ lighting of the piece.
'Rest On The Ferry' - Faber Castell Polychromos, Prismacolors, 36cm x 24cm, Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper, 30 hours, own reference. 100% pencil.
And here is a new drawing! 'Happy- Portrait of Daya', 36cm x 22cm, Stonehenge 245gsm paper, Faber Castell Polychromos and Prismacolors, Gouache highlights, 19.5 hours, clients reference. This has come through a beautiful friend that I went to school with Canada when I was nine years old. We lost touch after many years of being penpals. Wendy saw a Karina's Fine Art add on facebook, and sent a message immediately wondering if it was her friend from Australia. Sadly, I only discovered the 'others' box a few months ago, and there was a message from her! Incredibly amazing. We have been writing again ever since! This is her daughter Daya- she is 10 and absolutely beautiful, just like her mother Wendy!
From her mum- "Daya means compassion. She is a girl who is so dynamic. My nickname for her is daisy or days. A month after this she shaved her head- that's my beautiful Daya!"
Hope I have interpreted her well...it was an honour to do this portrait! kxx
Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine step by step article 'Breathing Life Into Paper With Colored Pencils'
Well, what a brilliant, humbling and absolutely awesome thing I can NOW share with you! But, HERE IT IS! I'M OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED in the International CP- Ann Kullberg Colored Pencil Magazine! This 4 page step by step article covers all aspects of how I completed Hudson's (my little one's) portrait, from start to the very end. It's magical to see this in digital format, and I can only imagine how magical it will be getting the actual magazine.I am gob-smacked and extremely in awe of the other artists, and the fact that I'm mentioned on the front cover. Very emotional and awesome thing! PLEASE follow the link to download your copy and have a read. Even if you're not into coloured pencils, hopefully you will still enjoy seeing how I get these works done- it's easy to read and understand. What an honour to share! kindly Karina! xx Go buy it!!!! (about $3 to download)
Here is a new drawing, a beautiful old boy called Jasper, already at rainbow bridge very sadly. His daddy, Mark received this for his birthday from his thoughtful wife Kristy! 'Jasper', 30 x 23cm, Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, Fabriano Artistico paper, 8 hours, photo provided by client. I believe there wer some tears........ :0(
Extremely exciting day.....today, for the first time, my work has been published in the Gallery of the International Colored Pencil Magazine ( in any magazine! lol). Thrilled to bits! Digital copies are around $3 Australian......have a looksie! Yaaay!! kxx
'Lady With An Umbrella'. Faber-Castell Polychromos, Prismacolors, 40 x 26cm, 38 hours, Fabriano Artistico paper, Rod Julian Photography Had a ball drawing this beautiful image....she reminds me of my mother......bringing me back a gown from Hong Kong every year...a beautiful lady. kxx
My latest!! Dreamcatcher, 34 x 38cm, Prismacolor and Polychromos coloured pencil, gouache highlights, 40 hours, Fabriano Bristol 300gsm paper,
Chetty photography! I hope you like him....I lurrved drawing him. lol xx
I have been blessed to have won a truly wonderful award at the Cardinia Grand Art Exhibition....my portrait of a little girl with her teddy 'Sad' has won first prize in the 'A La Mode' category, that is-" open section, all mediums". The prize was unexpected and I'm grateful beyond belief. The standard in this show is always extremely high, and it has attracted artists who are renouned in their chosen mediums for excellence. I'm honoured to be acknowledged in their presence. kindly Karina xx
'Unforgettable Angel 2' 23cm x 33cm, Primacolor and Polychromos pencils, 16 hours, 'Unforgettable Angel 1', stretched canvas, 33 hours, Oils, photo supplied by mother, Julie.
This beautiful woman passed on 5/1/2014 from a brain tumor, after finding it on 18/ 9/2013. She leaves two boys, Mickyle and Lochlan, both under 6 yrs. It was an honour to this portrait, one of two, the other is in oils.
A few words from Mellisa's mother Julie.....
"I've been given the opportunity to tell you about My Angel, introducing Mellisa-Lea, the painting shows all
Her sheer beauty. As for her inner beauty, It was seen and felt by all who knew her.
The endearing nature she had, touched all that came in contact with her.
Her inspiration gave others a sense of hope, which was humbling to her & was a gift she carried with great modesty of an era of long ago.
She was an Angel sent to me on this earth and now is Gods Angel for all.
This is Mellisa-Lea."
"My heart is innately driven to draw.... everything I see is a drawing, every face, animal and life is art......and this is my art. Enjoy. Kindly Karina xx"