This painting was inspired by a plein air painting I did by the Clackamas River. The constantly changing currents and foliage colors draw me back to this site over and over. The surface is oiled out to a soft semigloss glow.

- Karen E Lewis

Spring Riverbank
KAREN E LEWIS


Oil painting on wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2017

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 10 oz.

$375

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Artist
Karen E Lewis
West Linn, Oregon

Getting to Know Karen E

Karen E. Lewis grew up on the water, swimming, kayaking and later guiding rafting tours down the Deschutes River. She came to painting accidentally, but quickly became obsessed. Water naturally became her main subject, and a new way for her to connect with what she treasured the most. Karen’s landscapes, with their warm tones and atmospheric light, project a great love of the scenery and nature. The impressionistic colors, violet mountains and orange riverbanks provide a dream-like quality to the scenes. They feel similar to how you would remember a beautiful place years after visiting, as something magical and not altogether real. She places the viewer on the river, so that we are floating through the scene with her, dwarfed by the other elements of the landscape. Karen’s car is always stocked with her painting materials in case she comes across an inspiring scene and wants to capture it. She recently experienced a beautiful sunset in the Trader Joe’s parking lot, and fortunately she was prepared with an easel and paint.