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 (23)

  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! :)

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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….



  18. jocelyn mel /// 03.01.2015 /// 9:45am

    These paintings are stunners. Love her style. Brava Ms ONeil

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  20. Carmen Merino /// 04.18.2015 /// 4:26am

    I love your work, your sinceres and honesty colors.
    Without complex.

    What a pity¡
    I live in Madrid but a I would like she teach me.

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  23. Beth Hunter /// 10.27.2015 /// 9:48am

    Karen O’Neil’s work is some of the best I have ever seen, and I say this as an extreme creative who is really sensitive to aesthetics. My standards are off the charts. But I am gobsmacked by Karen’s work. I regard her as one of the best painters alive today. Her command of color, and the way that the combination of those colors make me feel to the depths of my soul is just transformative.