karen o’neil



Ah, nothing says “Happy Monday morning” quite like a bunch of fresh ‘n juicy oranges! Mmmm, now I want an orange AND one of these paintings by Woodstock, New York based artist/educator Karen O’Neil. I’ve been wanting to get back into painting lately {more on that later} and I find these little still life pieces ridiculously inspiring. A palette full of the most perfect colors, a few strategic brush strokes, and voila… a juicy orange on a pink glass plate that you wish you could eat for breakfast! Yum.

ps. She teaches workshops… if only I lived in Woodstock, NY.






comments (17)

  1. maggie /// 06.16.2014 /// 8:49am

    These would be great in a bright, airy kitchen. Happy Monday!

  2. Nicky Whitehead /// 06.16.2014 /// 10:23am

    Thank you for sharing these. I just Love the wonderful colours – like a breath of fresh air on a Monday morning.

  3. Maria /// 06.16.2014 /// 11:14am

    *Swoon* Great technical skill, colors are deep and lush in such a small size format.

  4. Zandra /// 06.16.2014 /// 4:31pm

    Oh man, I’m such a sucker for modern still lifes. LOVE this work!

  5. the jealous curator /// 06.16.2014 /// 7:10pm

    me too!!!!!

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  7. laura gaffke /// 06.17.2014 /// 3:34am

    I love color and these paintings are so fresh and fun! I now want an orange too! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Mary Gaspar /// 06.17.2014 /// 5:27am

    Just LOVE.

  9. eva rogers /// 06.17.2014 /// 7:03am

    enjoyed viewing this work.. lovely.. clean & fresh ..yes

  10. laura redburn /// 06.18.2014 /// 4:08am

    i absolutely adore the colours in these :)

  11. Julie Kuberski /// 06.19.2014 /// 6:46pm

    So thankful you posted this feature of her work + I found it via Pinterest. I am in love! Totally missing painting as well, and this is so inspiring. Her brushstrokes and vibrant colors (especially in these select paintings) are totally delicious!

  12. the jealous curator /// 06.19.2014 /// 10:42pm

    aren’t they? and yes, she paints a lot more than oranges but these ones were just so stunningly vibrant and oh so juicy! :)

  13. Joanna hall /// 07.04.2014 /// 1:46pm

    Beautiful

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  15. Maxine Davidowitz /// 08.30.2014 /// 3:47am

    She’s totally worth a visit to Woodstock for a workshop. Great painter and great teacher too.

  16. Ukrainian modern art /// 09.21.2014 /// 10:23am

    incredibly tasty and juicy! The artist is very talented!

  17. freda /// 10.09.2014 /// 11:46pm

    gave me the giggles….

    :D

    love