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    Kara Terry
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Finished a painting today.. my husband bought me these flowers because I was burned out and visiting that dark place called “I’m never painting again.” He made me paint them and it was so refreshing and actually fun.  I’m working on 3 figure paintings simultaneously and I painted one 8 times before I realized the composition wasn’t going to work.  It’s good to challenge yourself but it’s also good to take breaks and visit other subject matters that you are familiar with.  Although I probably wouldn’t have picked these flowers out for myself, I really love the painting because it is reminding me how dang supportive he is.  Also does anyone use a pen or something instead of brushes to sign paintings?  I’ve just started to try to sign some of mine and I’m looking for a cleaner way to do it.  Thanks! #oilpainting #painting #floral #flowers #painter #artgallery #modernart #artcollector #contemporarygallery #artistsofinstagram #artistsofig #artist #style #colorinspo #colorsinpiration #bouquet #studio #studioflow #artwork #contemporaryart #artoftheday #drawing #arte #colorfulpainting #flowerbouquet #figurepainting #portrait #portraitpainter #figurepainter
Finished a painting today.. my husband bought me these flowers because I was burned out and visiting that dark place called “I’m never painting again.” He made me paint them and it was so refreshing and actually fun. I’m working on 3 figure paintings simultaneously and I painted one 8 times before I realized the composition wasn’t going to work. It’s good to challenge yourself but it’s also good to take breaks and visit other subject matters that you are familiar with. Although I probably wouldn’t have picked these flowers out for myself, I really love the painting because it is reminding me how dang supportive he is. Also does anyone use a pen or something instead of brushes to sign paintings? I’ve just started to try to sign some of mine and I’m looking for a cleaner way to do it. Thanks! #oilpainting  #painting  #floral  #flowers  #painter  #artgallery  #modernart  #artcollector  #contemporarygallery  #artistsofinstagram  #artistsofig  #artist  #style  #colorinspo  #colorsinpiration  #bouquet  #studio  #studioflow  #artwork  #contemporaryart  #artoftheday  #drawing  #arte  #colorfulpainting  #flowerbouquet  #figurepainting  #portrait  #portraitpainter  #figurepainter 
Decided to varnish some of my paintings because I was trying to seal some glitter down on another project.. I can say I definitely love the look and feel of varnish!  Wasn’t sure about it on something painted a little thicker, but I think it just depends on the piece.  Working on getting some of these in my shop, also on another painting today 💕 #varnish #oilpainting #painting #paint #artproject #artgallery #landscape #study #colorful #landstudy #artist #artistsofinstagram #artistsofig #creative #create #creativeliving #godisgood #painter #creativelife #arte #original #artwork #draw #artcollector #artgallery
Decided to varnish some of my paintings because I was trying to seal some glitter down on another project.. I can say I definitely love the look and feel of varnish! Wasn’t sure about it on something painted a little thicker, but I think it just depends on the piece. Working on getting some of these in my shop, also on another painting today 💕 #varnish  #oilpainting  #painting  #paint  #artproject  #artgallery  #landscape  #study  #colorful  #landstudy  #artist  #artistsofinstagram  #artistsofig  #creative  #create  #creativeliving  #godisgood  #painter  #creativelife  #arte  #original  #artwork  #draw  #artcollector  #artgallery 
Late night collage making.. using some old photos I found on my computer on canvas.  I like to mess around and take pictures for fun, if you are interested check out @naturally.abstract #painting #oilpainting #abstractpainting #collagemaking #artmaking #water #photo #photography #photocollage #arte #abstractart #modernart #contemporaryart #portraiture #portraitcollective #artwork #painting #collage #paper #paperart #mixedmedia #artproject #latenight #artsession #paint #color #colorinspo #colorcrushcreative #creativewanderer
Late night collage making.. using some old photos I found on my computer on canvas. I like to mess around and take pictures for fun, if you are interested check out @naturally.abstract #painting  #oilpainting  #abstractpainting  #collagemaking  #artmaking  #water  #photo  #photography  #photocollage  #arte  #abstractart  #modernart  #contemporaryart  #portraiture  #portraitcollective  #artwork  #painting  #collage  #paper  #paperart  #mixedmedia  #artproject  #latenight  #artsession  #paint  #color  #colorinspo  #colorcrushcreative  #creativewanderer 
Self portraits aren’t always “exciting” but painting this portrait was different for me.  I had a revelation where I was actually able to see the nuances of a slightly lower eye,  or asymmetrical lip.  These things that make us all different and beautiful and human.  And somehow, through painting I am starting to feel connected with all of that.  The experience of life is brilliant and deep and shouldn’t be wasted on things that don’t inspire you.  Do what makes you feel alive ❤️ Also, I recently learned that Rembrandt did nearly 50 self portraits!! (paintings only) 
#passion #motivation #painting #oilpainting #create #inspire #creativelife #artistsoninstagram #tellyourstory #portrait #portraitpainting #portraitcollective #selfportrait #selfportraitseries #painting #paint #fromlife #paintanyways #artwork #arte #drawing #modernart #contemporaryart #emergingartist #artgallery #artcollector #contemporaryrealism #paletteknifepainting
Self portraits aren’t always “exciting” but painting this portrait was different for me. I had a revelation where I was actually able to see the nuances of a slightly lower eye, or asymmetrical lip. These things that make us all different and beautiful and human. And somehow, through painting I am starting to feel connected with all of that. The experience of life is brilliant and deep and shouldn’t be wasted on things that don’t inspire you. Do what makes you feel alive ❤️ Also, I recently learned that Rembrandt did nearly 50 self portraits!! (paintings only) #passion  #motivation  #painting  #oilpainting  #create  #inspire  #creativelife  #artistsoninstagram  #tellyourstory  #portrait  #portraitpainting  #portraitcollective  #selfportrait  #selfportraitseries  #painting  #paint  #fromlife  #paintanyways  #artwork  #arte  #drawing  #modernart  #contemporaryart  #emergingartist  #artgallery  #artcollector  #contemporaryrealism  #paletteknifepainting 
I never posted a full pic of this painting so here it is, worked for two months on it and I had to put it away.  I think that’s the best thing to do sometimes...so here I am a month later and I can finally look at it again.  Need to get work ready for a lot of great opportunities this year!  2018 is a year of growth for me and you can’t have growth without growing pains so let’s do this!!! Photo reference by @katelinreeser #work #artwork #nature #painting #waterfall #arte #artgallery #artcollector #modernart #contemporaryart #painteveryday #paintanyways #artistsofinstagram #artistsofig #artshare #painters #paintgallery #naturepaintings #landscape #landscapepaintings #explorer #hiking #letsgetlost #newyear #newpaintings #dream #goals #inspire
I never posted a full pic of this painting so here it is, worked for two months on it and I had to put it away. I think that’s the best thing to do sometimes...so here I am a month later and I can finally look at it again. Need to get work ready for a lot of great opportunities this year! 2018 is a year of growth for me and you can’t have growth without growing pains so let’s do this!!! Photo reference by @katelinreeser #work  #artwork  #nature  #painting  #waterfall  #arte  #artgallery  #artcollector  #modernart  #contemporaryart  #painteveryday  #paintanyways  #artistsofinstagram  #artistsofig  #artshare  #painters  #paintgallery  #naturepaintings  #landscape  #landscapepaintings  #explorer  #hiking  #letsgetlost  #newyear  #newpaintings  #dream  #goals  #inspire 
Total paint binge these past couple of days.  Hope to have my shop updated soon! ✨  a huge thank you to everyone who bought paintings this year, it’s really helping me to keep it going! 
#painting #oilpainting #thickpaint #nature #outdoors #greatoutdoors #paint #thickpaint #texture #artwork #arte #abstract #modern #contemporaryart #sun #sunshine #sunrise #sunset #photography #creative #creativelife #artgallery #artcollector #landscape #abstractlandscape #dream #passion #inspiration #inspire
Total paint binge these past couple of days. Hope to have my shop updated soon! ✨ a huge thank you to everyone who bought paintings this year, it’s really helping me to keep it going! #painting  #oilpainting  #thickpaint  #nature  #outdoors  #greatoutdoors  #paint  #thickpaint  #texture  #artwork  #arte  #abstract  #modern  #contemporaryart  #sun  #sunshine  #sunrise  #sunset  #photography  #creative  #creativelife  #artgallery  #artcollector  #landscape  #abstractlandscape  #dream  #passion  #inspiration  #inspire 
(Sold!) I’ve been experimenting and failing a lot lately.  I started using this account to document my progress which doesn’t always seem to be forward-moving.  But it is.  Failure is essential for growth.  And my relationship with it improves the more we meet.  Failure is the best reason to keep going.  This is a painting I did solely from memory.  Totally out of my comfort zone.  No one gets it right the first time.  Keep going 💙 #paint #artistlife #creativelife #creative #oilpainting #landscape #thickpaint #inspiration #seascape #modern #contemporary #art #arte #landscapepainting #abstract #contemporarypainting #painting #nature #ocean #artwork #photography #simple #experiment #takerisks #artist #artistsofinstagram #artistsofig
(Sold!) I’ve been experimenting and failing a lot lately. I started using this account to document my progress which doesn’t always seem to be forward-moving. But it is. Failure is essential for growth. And my relationship with it improves the more we meet. Failure is the best reason to keep going. This is a painting I did solely from memory. Totally out of my comfort zone. No one gets it right the first time. Keep going 💙 #paint  #artistlife  #creativelife  #creative  #oilpainting  #landscape  #thickpaint  #inspiration  #seascape  #modern  #contemporary  #art  #arte  #landscapepainting  #abstract  #contemporarypainting  #painting  #nature  #ocean  #artwork  #photography  #simple  #experiment  #takerisks  #artist  #artistsofinstagram  #artistsofig