I love painting red carnations because their petals are challenging. I set up this still life in my studio, using an old cracked ceramic ewer pitcher that my mother gave me long ago. This piece is painted on a gessoed panel with foam core backing and will need a frame for display.

- Katherine Taylor


Oil painting on composite board

Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x .5" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Katherine Taylor
Bend, Oregon

Getting to Know Katherine

Katherine draws upon multiple art historical traditions to create her vibrant oil paintings. She began her artistic training in the Old Masters style, but eventually began to integrate Baroque Realism, Classical Naturalism, and Russian Impressionism influences into her work. Katherine’s paintings are luminous articulations of light and shadow through her use of chiaroscuro, the Italian Renaissance technique that uses strong tonal contrasts. “I was very enamored of Caravaggio when I visited Italy,” says Katherine. “I know it's almost a cliché to hear artists say they are painting the light, but it's true, that's what I feel I am trying to capture, a sense of brilliant luminosity coming out of darker places.”