This week, I have been working on the under-paintings for Diamond Medallion and Zig Zag Blanket. I’ve been focusing on establishing a tonal order in the skin and blocking out the colors in the bedding. The pattern comes from this beautiful tapestry, which I hope will look great painted.
I am thrilled to share that I am currently featured in issue #100 of New American Paintings. I have had a subscription for over 10 years (a whole shelf on my book case is devoted to the magazine) and it has been my dream to be included in the publication! Thank you Michael Rooks (Curator of Contemporary Art, High Museum, Atlanta, GA) for selecting me!
“Karen Ann Myers’s anxious, troubled figures are seen from above as they toss in their beds – a Hitchcockian point of view that signals a sort of existential helplessness amplified by the walled confines and oppressive patterning of the rooms.” – Michael Rooks Curator of Contemporary Art, High Museum
The under-painting for Diamond Medallion & Zig Zag Blanket is almost finished! I am really enjoying the acidic color palette of this one. I’ve also started to lay out the colors for its pair, Diamond Medallion.