Hearing the church bells this morning and re-discovering one of my favorite artists, Abbott Handerson Thayer. He has painted some of the most amazing religious images I have ever seen, such as, "Angel", as well as other non-religious images such as, "The Sisters" (which I had the privilage of seeing in person at the Brooklyn Museum of Art), which have a very unique, unusual quality about them. There is an exhibition in Newark of his work along with other artists, "Angels and Tomboys", which I would love to see. I love to sometimes combine the "metaphoric" with "spiritual" imagery in my artwork. I also enjoy doing "literal" representations of religion. I have plans to do some really amazing religious oil paintings even more so now that I have been inspired again by this amazing artist!!
Author: Karen Kroplinski, Artist
I am the author of this blog and I am here to write my day to day thoughts and inspirations concerning my art. I will try to give you an update on what I am doing and what I am thinking regarding the creation of my artwork......and perhaps a few tidbits on other things happening in my life.