This work is done on a 23k gold ground. The gold creates a very dynamic surface, which affects the oil paint. I've used mica in the oil paint, and it is also quite dynamic. The full moon is under-painted with pink tones and glows in a darkened field of a fog-laced night sky. The color evokes a winter sky. Set off-center, the moon suggests a view beyond space and time toward a universal metaphysics – the immeasurable heavens that hold our sciences as well as our beliefs. This piece installs with a cleat on the back of the work. The cleat is 16" long and affixes to the wall with flat-head nails.

- Karen Fitzgerald

Winter Moon for Alan

Oil painting on composite board
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

36" h x 36" w x .5" d
5 lbs. 2 oz.



Karen Fitzgerald
Woodside, New York

Getting to Know Karen

“My work is a bridge between the present and the past,” says abstract artist Karen Fitzgerald. “I'm using gilding processes that come down to us from the Renaissance. I'm also responding to a broad range of artwork from a wide range of time and cultures.” Karen’s roundels also have a celestial quality, glowing like the sun or shimmering like the moon. The reflective nature of her gilded work makes light an important part of the viewing experience. The work is inspired by emotion but executed with fine precision. It is perhaps this dichotomy that provides a feeling of balance to the viewer.