I'll be bringing sketches to Open Studios, too, including a series of sketches of pears and peppers I particularly like. I love the shapes of pears and peppers (and apples, too – you only have to ask any of my students who've seen me demonstrate still life painting). They have great character; they're very figurative.
These pears came from my friend Heidi. I just got some more from the trees of my friend Ellie – perhaps I'll have enough time to sketch a few of them, too – I hope! The peppers, however, came from Trader Joe's.
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am an artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes and lessons, and live in Calistoga, California. I also teach private, group, and corporate art workshops in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and other parts of Northern California.