31
Dec

Techno Diamonds

Techno Diamonds (oil on panel, 60″ x 48″) is finished! Click on the thumbnails for details. For process photos, click here.

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30
Dec

Timecards for Techno Diamonds

I love tracking my hours for each painting with my  time recorder. Below are the time sheets for Techno Diamonds which took 344 hours to paint! OY!

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13
Dec

Partner for Techno Diamonds

Working on a piece to compliment Techno Diamonds.

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02
Dec

Stitched Orange Diamonds

A significant amount of time is spent planning before paint is even applied to the canvas. All paintings begin as a line drawing, using opaque pigment markers, with the composition and details drawn out entirely. The line drawing serves as a map for the next step, where broader washes of thinned oil paint are applied to establish an overall sense of color and harmony. I paint indirectly, so the final painting is a result of many layers, where each layer is more intricate than the previous.

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26
Nov

Featured on BURNAWAY, “Psyche in the Bedroom”

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Super excited to be featured on BURNAWAY.org today!

“The bedroom is a hallowed, shrine-like environment for the women in Karen Ann Myers’s work. These paintings and prints, on view in her show In Her Bedroom, at Georgia College Museum in Milledgeville through December 13, convey intimate, vulnerable moments of young models against highly textured, detailed backgrounds of bedding, wallpaper, and everyday objects. Candy-bright quilts and wallpaper seem to vibrate behind young models like auras—extensions of the women themselves.­”

Words by: Ivy Williams, Contributing Writer, Burnaway

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18
Nov

Palettes for Techno Diamonds

Below are four of the palettes used during the creation of Techno Diamonds. To learn more about the significance of my palettes, click HERE

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11
Nov

Techno Diamonds in Progress

Making slow and steady progress on Techno Diamonds, oil on panel, 48″ x 60″. Below are some process photos. So many little squares!!! 

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04
Nov

Photoshoots in the Bedroom

My bedroom, and more specifically my bed, has always been an important physical and psychological space. It’s interesting to note that the women in my paintings are not in their own bedrooms, but are actually posed in my bed. The rooms in my paintings do not exist but are fantasies of rooms that function as metaphors for an interior life. I design compositions by collaging different source materials together to create many combinations of bedrooms that hold objects that are significant to me or are part of a larger narrative.

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I’ve rigged up a system above my bed that allows me to photograph my friends who model for me. My camera is zip-tied to a 8ft strip of pine. While standing on a ladder, I slide the camera to me and press the shutter. The camera is set up on a timer, which gives me 10 secs to position the frame perfectly above the model. The camera takes 10 photographs each time I press the shutter. At least 2,000 photographs are taken during each photoshoot. A single painting may use up to 50 photographs for reference. 

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30
Oct

The Start of Techno Diamonds

I just finished drawing out my next painting! Here’s a detail of one of the patterns. Stay tuned!

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24
Oct

Afghan Blanket Heaven

As a person without a car, I rarely have the opportunity to take advantage of the thrift stores around me.
On the way home from my residency at the Georgia College Museum, I held onto my rental car for an extra day to explore every (literally EVERY) thrift store on the way. After 10 hours and 20+ stores, I picked up these amazing blankets, sheets, and tapestries!

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