Wherever I am I paint, draw and see….I am setting a new studio space in a place far from home. Love drives me there, is my motivation, that, and a thirst for new experiences, new visions, new warmth, new trust, new work….
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studio time

August 23, 2012
by Karen Phillips Curran
  ahh where does the time go? Working quietly in the studio today. I say quietly, but it is interspersed with periods of song. I often sing while I am painting, and dance. (I can’t actually carry a  tune in a bucket but hey I’m alone so who cares?) The actions energize me, and the work. Right now I am working on some undulating keyboard images that will become small floorcloths. I am doing two at a time here and one is upside down, so can move the board around and not be distracted by the other image. It also gives me a chance to see the image as an abstract, so I can check composition. But today my paint brush has been all over the proverbial map. I painted a silver coat on a gate that will eventually grace my studio wall, a piece of theatre that will involve my bathroom door. I couldn’t resist. Right now it is outside leaning against the wall, drying. I also went at my cabin, and screen door. First priming them, because much of the paint used here has been oil based, so priming was a safe bet. The O’Brien theatre doors I […]
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Undulation

June 24, 2010
by Karen Phillips Curran
        Undulation, that’s my vision when first asked to do something about Oscar Peterson in the windows by the intended sculpture installation….. Here are two of the three windows…..installed on Elgin Street in Ottawa.
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