Gallery in the Garden  0

It’s hot, muggy, thunderstorms every other day so of course we all know what that means…it’s outdoor art fair season:) Me being the crazy cat that I am will be joining in on the insanity once again and will have a booth at Gallery in the Garden in Woodstock,IL. July Saturday 26 & Sunday 27, 10am till 5pm .

For more information follow this link:

http://www.galleryinthegarden.org/main.html

 

Seriously folks I’ve looked at the extended weather forecast and it’s looking good. (mid 70s and clear) Perfect time to enjoy hanging out in someone else’s garden for a change. Hope to see you there.

 

Below is a drawing I did recently of a wee friend that’s been hanging out in my backyard this summer.

title: K's Wren media:pencil

title: K’s Wren
media:pencil

Just Ducky  0

Liquid Green Horizon media: watercolor and colored pencil

Liquid Green Horizon
media: watercolor and colored pencil

Come and Join me this weekend at the Westin in Wheeling,Il. for Duckon23.

http://duckon.org

On Saturday at 3pm-6pm in the Art Show,  I will be happy to share with you my intuitive method of working with watercolor and colored pencil. (the method that created the image above.) Bring supplies and be prepared to play.

Swinging on a Star  0

Swinging on a Star media: watercolor and colored pencil

Swinging on a Star
media: watercolor and colored pencil

Above is my latest painting.

Prints will be available this next weekend at

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!3 May 9-11,2014 in Kansas City,Mo.

(details available in previous post)

Look for me in Booth #212…

I hope to see you there:)

 

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! 3  0

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Been busy this month preparing for one of the highlights on my year…..
 
I hope you will join me and 200 artists May 9th, 10th & 11th in Kansas City for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 (www.sfalkc.com). Spectrum is a three-day celebration of the best in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and comics art. You will interact with Traditional medium artists, Digital artists working in the Film, Animation, and Video Game fields, Sculptors, Cover Illustrators, Comics Artists, and more. Additionally, there will opportunities to attend workshops, live painting and sculpting demos, panels, meet art directors, conduct portfolio reviews and attend the Spectrum 21 awards ceremonies. If you enjoy my work and would like to experience a wide variety of what the field of fantastic art has to offer I hope you will meet me in Kansas City, May 9-11, 2014.
 
Facebook: Spectrum Fantastic Art Live
Twitter @SFantasticAL ​​
www.sfalkc.com
www.spectrumfantasticartlive.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gyJobxvj68

March Madness  0

A ‘creative’ madness has taken over me this month.

How is this different from other months?

Good question:)

Below are just some of the new pieces I’ve created this month and it isn’t over yet!

Dio Sole (sun god) media: watercolor, colored pencil and acrylia gouache

Dio Sole (sun god)
media: watercolor, colored pencil and acrylia gouache

La Dea Luna  (moon goddess) media: watercolor, colored pencil and acrylia gouache

La Dea Luna (moon goddess)
media: watercolor, colored pencil and acrylia gouache

 

 

All to Familiar media: watercolor, colored pencil and acrylia gouache

All to Familiar
media: watercolor, colored pencil and acrylia gouache

4 horned Ram media: watercolor and colored pencil

4 horned Ram
media: watercolor and colored pencil

Liquid Green Horizon media: watercolor and colored pencil

Liquid Green Horizon
media: watercolor and colored pencil

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Love Celtic Bindrune media: watercolor and colored pencil

Love
Celtic Bindrune
media: watercolor and colored pencil

Capricon 33

Capricon33 "A.I. we become self aware" program cover

Capricon 33
“A.I. we become self aware”
program cover

 

Looking back at Capricon33 as I prepare for Capricon34..this coming weekend. (February 6-9th at the Westin in Wheeling,Il. http://capricon.org/capricon34/)

I was extremely honored to be asked to be Artist Guest of Honor last year for Capricon 33: “A.I.,we become self aware”. Capricon has always been a fun convention. Every year they come up with new and fun activities. (i.e. the artist challenge, the artist showdown) It was the first time I had ever been a guest of honor for anything anywhere.

For those of you who are not aware Capricon’s mascot is a goat and last years theme was Artificial Intelligence.  So I was challenged to create images featuring robotic goats. The thing I learned during the process was that robotic goats make good cheese! In my role as Artist GoH I was responsible for the program cover ( see above) and badge art.

Capricon33- Badge Design media: digital (Ai)

Capricon 33- Badge Art
media: digital (Ai)

Capricon33- Artist GoH badge- Karen Ann Hollingsworth

Artist GoH badge

I  also created a few other comic images for the convention as well. One which became the official con T-shirt for Capricon33 and another was the cover of the pocket program. All three were in the program itself.

A Meter Short Capricon 33 Tshirt design media: ink and digital color

A Meter Short
media: ink and digital color

Capricon33- official T-shirt

Capricon33-
Official T-shirt

 

Terminator Goatbot Capricon 33- pocket program cover media: ink

Terminator Goatbot
media: ink

Capricon33- pocket program

Capricon33
pocket program cover

 

Cap33 vs Toaster media: ink

Cap33 vs Toaster
media: ink

I also presented and participated in several panels.

This convention was full of firsts and it was the first time I taught anything to anyone. Let alone the 30 students that showed up for my first ever Intuitive Watercolor Workshop.

 

Below is a photo of my display in the art show.

Cappricon 33- AGOH Display

Cappricon 33- Artist GoH Display

 

One of the highlights of the convention was being able to inform

my dear friend Richard Keller that he had won the artist challenge.

Richard Keller after winning Cap33 artist challenge

Richard Keller
*winner*
Capricon33 Artist Challenge

This photo (taken by me) was just after he found out.  His painting that won is just under the artist challenge sign.

Some of you may recognize him as my “Atomic Mad Hatter”.

He and I tied as winners of the Artists Showdown which is held Saturday night of the convention before the live art auction.

I also won Best In Show- the award was created by the very talented James Brown.

Capricon33-Art Show -Best in Show- Award   created by James Brown

Art Show -Best in Show- Award
created by James Brown

If you haven’t already pre-registered for Capricon34 this year you can still buy day passes or weekend badges at the door.

I hope to see you there.

Year in the rear view

Created in 2013: Capricorn33, Readeemer's Oath, Gw1i

Just some of my artwork created in 2013:
Capricorn33, Redeemer’s Oath, Gw1i

 

2013…was quite a year!

 

  • February

Capricon 33 (SF convention): Artist Guest of Honor,1st Intuitive Watercolor Painting Workshop.

 

  • May

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! 2 (SF Art & Artist Convention)

 

  • June

DucKon 22 (SF convention): 2nd Intuitive Watercolor Painting Workshop.

 

  •  July

Gallery in the Garden (Art & Crafts Fair).

 

  • August/September

Wauconda Area Library: Art on display, 3rd Intuitive Watercolor Painting Workshop.

Redeemer’s Oath by John Burkhart (Jacket Design and Cover Art) available on Amazon.

 

  • November

WindyCon 40 (SF convention).

“Ladies Night Out” at Boulder Ridge Country Club (Art & Craft event).

Affair of the Arts (Art & Crafts Fair).

 

  • December

Eggplant Literary Productions Children’s Ezine- Spellbound: Winter 2013, Giants (Cover Artist).

 

Links to the above conventions and events can be found on my links page.

 

Will recap a number of the above events in the coming months:)

Welcome to Wrenditions.com  0

Seasons Greetings Tremendously Tall Tibetan Tale media: water, colored pencil, acryla gouache and digital

Seasons Greetings
Tremendously Tall Tibetan Tale
media: water, colored pencil, acryla gouache and digital

Above illustration, originally created for Spellbound (children’s ezine, Winter:2013, Giants issue).

Now available at Eggplant Literary Productions, just follow the link below.

http://eggplantproductions.com/spellbound-magazine/

Happy New Year

&

Welcome!

to the new and improved

Wrenditions.com

Home to the Artwork of 

Karen Ann Hollingsworth

Yes,  after years of waiting  it is finally here!

Besides  my 2D artwork  in 12 image galleries

(most images not seen on the internet before)

you’ll find:

*Free downloads*

*A step-by-step guide to my signature image “Imagine”*

*My poetry*

*Rarely seen 3D work & Jewelry*

*Latest news  about shows and appearances*

 

Well that’s a good start anyway:)

Like most websites it’s a work in progress.

I promise there is more to come……

 

 

Up next.

“2013, year in the rear view”