Kristine Kainer
Georgetown, Texas

For Kristine Kainer, recreating her emotional attachments to subject matter, whether a still-life or landscape, is paramount. Her goal is to emotionally trigger a response in the viewer. But, "this response does not need to replicate my own feelings; instead, I hope to make the viewer pause for a moment, reflect upon, then respond to my work in a personal, meaningful way."

Artist and Customer Comments

Kristine Kainer 6/17/2015 | 9:14 AM

I am thrilled that you are pleased with the paintings. I hope you will enjoy them for years to come. Thank you so much for your patronage! Kristine

commentsFree at Last!
J Linehan purchased this artwork. 6/17/2015 | 3:11 AM

We're adding some wonderful art to our kitchen and this is a thought provoking and wonderful addition. Thank you for your great and creative work!!

Kristine Kainer 12/11/2012 | 2:12 PM

Thank you for "introducing" me to Bellamy Murphy, Malie! What refreshing work she does (and right up my alley regarding the love of the water). Your comparison is greatly appreciated!

Malie_Kai 12/7/2012 | 9:11 PM

: ) Your work reminds me a little of what I've seen of Bellamy Murphy's work-she has some great pieces too. Both of you are very talented!!

Kristine Kainer 12/5/2012 | 10:37 AM

Thank you so much for the lovely compliment--you've made my day!!!!

commentsSand Dollar
Malie_Kai 12/4/2012 | 9:33 PM

I really like this piece--so simple and perfect!

Baking Day

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

20" h x 20" w x 1.37" d
1 lbs. 10 oz.


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This painting was inspired by my Finnish grandmother and her kitchen in the Bronx, New York City. She was always baking something. Her apple fritters, though, were heavenly!

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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