Welcome to the Online Art Gallery of Karen Kennedy
Inspiration for new paintings is all around me. An exceptional lighting effect always intriques me or it could be a person's pose or activity. I am fortunate to live in a place where I can study and paint animals in their natural environment. When I travel I am delighted with the new scenery and by the people I meet. My camera and sketchbook fill up quickly. Always, it is my emotional response to these things in my life that challenges me to create a piece of art.
"Mountain Lion Watch" Karen Kennedy
"Mountain Lion Watch" is a 30" X 40" oil painting on canvas, custom framed in classic antique gold. On your afternoon walk, you suddenly realize you are being watched by this relaxed yet very alert mountain lion. I was intrigued by a neighbor who shared this story and the photos she had taken. Inspired by her excitement and referencing her photo I developed this composition. I selected a large canvas to portray the majesty of the watching mountain lion enjoying the late afternoon sun on this snowy hillside.
Visit my "Step-by-Step" page to see the development of previous featured works.