Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Block Island Paintings at Jessie Edwards Gallery August 3-23 2018


Some recent paintings exhibited at Jessie Edwards Studio on Block Island... A beautiful show if  I don't say so myself...Mohegan Bluffs Morning Light 30x40" oil on canvas  Dunn's Cartway 30x40" oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Berkshire Barns

Hot summer days painting the landscape with my class, hard to find some shade to stand in... I was very inspired by this old barn and several others near by...I wondered if  there would ever come a day when no one will know what a barn is? I love that they were used for so long but now abandoned....30x30" oil on canvas

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Peonies on the Table

      When the peonies bloom I get excited.. they are so gorgeous ....and so I try to find a place to paint them...Our table is where they landed along with Dave Mecklin's handmade in Maine chairs ...in the foreground my cup of coffee necessary for the energy to finish this painting   36x36" oil on canvas

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sam Playing It Like It Is In The Studio

All he needs is his guitar...All I need is a paint brush...Amazing sounds inspiring me...30x30" oil on canvas

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Upper West Side of Manhattan in Winter

I painted this scene for my cousin Robbie's daughter, Esther....she took the picture...Now living in Kentucky she is a little bit home sick for The City...(there is only one right ?) A lovely snowy evening in the park...Not a soul in sight....20x24 oil on canvas

Lest's Not Forget St Croix?

Somehow the time has run away from me...(I had a bad flu cold thing) Better late than never... So here at last is a painting of the Carambola Beach on St Croix this past March...It was very rough that day...we threw ourselves into the crashing waves...just beautiful...as always   11x14 watercolor gouache

Monday, March 19, 2018

Self Portrait Painted on MY Birthday February 15 2018

So this is what I saw when I looked in the mirror this past February 15 2018...I look a little ragged I think...Glasses on for the first time so I can actually SEE what I am doing...there is a new landscape of the Alford Valley behind me on the wall....Winter day, I am bundled up....took my wool hat off since I had painted it too many times...16x20" oil on canvas

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The PRICE CHOPPER Plant in the Winter Studio


When I enter the local grocery store the flowers call out to me...Here is a plant that made it back to the studio in sub zero weather and lived to be painted several times(there is another one )...I liked the funny little blossoms...so simple and the leaves so wild...20x20" oil on canvas

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Time Passes in the Studio as in Life


The bouquet was picked as winter approached and there was very little left in the fields to chose from...but I loved it and so I painted it and then painted it again (as usual) at least a week later...still lovely in the morning sun of the studio... 12x12" oil   11x14" oil

Sunday, January 7, 2018

510 Warren St Gallery Hudson NY "Into The Garden" January 5- 28th 2018

The show in Hudson will hang for this month...You can go see a dozen beautiful interesting inspiring paintings of my gardens and others from around the Berkshires...Get away from the cold and dive into the color...This particular study was done at Naumkeag Estate ....This was the "gardeners" cottage surrounded by Dahlias...30x30" oil on canvas

Friday, January 5, 2018

Lilies at Margot and Val's House Winter Afternoon Light

I brought Margot Trout, wonderful artist,  these blooms and fell in love with how they looked on her table so I painted them! I get a really good feeling inside this old house (1700's) can you tell? 30x40" oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Winter Landscape in Gt Barrington Ma

I painted this from my friend's studio....I loved the reflection of the sunset in the river and the wiggly trees in the snow...the houses were not quite so humble I used my artist's license... I just sold it to a student of mine who appreciated the feeling it gave her...Winter is here again...Christmas is gone the New year approaches! Hope you have a HAPPY ONE...oil on canvas 16x20

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The View from Charlie's House Monterey Ma

The very distant hills (Mtns?)are the Catskills...on the other side of the Hudson River...This painting was a commission from a loving husband for his lovely wife...Xmas gift perhaps? Autumn is over Winter is on the way....30x40" oil on canvas

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Manhattan Landscapes in Manhattan at The New York Open Center


Madison Square Park Springtime 30x40"oil on canvas....Summer Bouquet with Shadow 36x36" oil on canvas are some of the many Manhattan Landscapes and Florals showing at The New York Open Center through December 17th...also exhibiting is the beautiful work of my former student and friend Richard Michaels... There will be a "Closing Party" on Thursday December 14th from 5-7pm...If you are in Manhattan please stop by and say hello....I look forward to seeing you there!






Monday, October 9, 2017

And Then They Were Gone

Time passes quickly ...I did this painting several years ago but I thought it related to the previous post...I love the flowers no matter what they are doing because I always see them moving in many different directions which is interesting to me....24x36" oil on canvas

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sunflowers at Naumkeg in September

The gardens at Naumkeg, the Choate family estate in Stockbridge MA.,   are spectacular... The sunflowers are dancing and the Berkshire Hills are watching them from a  distance...The colors of the leaves are as wonderful as the flowers...30x40" oil on canvas

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Garden in the Berkshires

My garden runeth over...My heart is full of inspiration for this humble place of beauty and ripeness...I know it seems like the canvas is very full, but you wouldn't believe how much I had to leave out ! Degas told Mary Cassatt, "Paint what you love"...and so I also take his advice...36x36" oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Block Island Paintings at Jessie Edwards Gallery

"Champlin's Road View"36x36" oil on canvas, was painted last fall. I stood on the side of the dirt road looking out on this glorious autumn afternoon. Block Island never fails to inspire me ... My exhibit of recent Block Island  paintings will be on view at the Jessie Edwards Gallery for the next two weeks...Please do stop by and see them or you can check them out on the web site ....enjoy!

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Spring House and The Beach Block Island

I painted this study out in front of the Spring House one fine Spring morning. Everywhere I looked the world looked bright and full of life...when I finished this study of the water I turned around and there was another spectacular view!
A full morning of painting the incredible beauty of the island...20x30" oil    16x20" oil on canvas

Monday, July 17, 2017

SOLD! Earning a Living as an Artist?


The "Pears and Knife" sold recently at Jessie Edwards Gallery on Block Island and the "Lilies at Margot's House" just sold at 510 Warren St Gallery in Hudson NY ....Thank God! Having the humility and openness necessary to paint and the vulnerability and stamina to sell a painting are two very different experiences...Selling continues to be a spiritual challenge for me...lots of patience required...I just want to find "good homes" for my paintings....I have already had the wonderful time spent working on them, now they need to find someone who will appreciate their beauty...I am grateful for anyone who is interested in buying a painting and will always work with you on making them affordable! Let's talk! www.kateknappartist .com 16x20" oil on canvas   30x40" oil on canvas

Saturday, July 1, 2017

"The Flowers" at 510 Warren St Gallery Hudson NY

June 30- July 30 2017      Opening Reception TODAY! Saturday July 1   3-6pm

ALL WELCOME!!! Love to see you...

gallery hours FRI  SAT  12-6pm   SUN 12-5pm

These are a selection of paintings focused on recent flower studies, always filled with love, oil on canvas some larger some small   also a variety of watercolors are available  

COME PICK A BOUQUET THAT WILL LAST FOREVER

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Back to Block Island a Stormy Day


Looking out of Hannah's window or rather French doors at the stormy morning....rain coming down and very windy. waves crashing on the beach....the rocking chair was rocking...could not paint outside...I headed back to Claudia's for the afternoon painting as the ferry was leaving still too wet to go out  20x24" oil on canvas    16x20" oil on canvas

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Block Island Spring...Two Windows Two Views


We had a wonderful Spring weekend on the Island...In the painting on top we were having dinner at Larry and Karen's house out on West Side Road. The martini glass is half full , the flowers were just picked and the sun was setting quickly into the ocean....In the lower painting breakfast was on the table at Claudia's , the daffodils were fresh and the view out the window was of Calico Hill across the tidal inlet where the Captain of the Carol Jean and his wife live...No leaves on the trees yet anywhere! The Shad was just peeping out , absolutely beautiful.  watercolor and gouache on paper 9x12"

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cabbages on a White Plate with Kniife


 

Here are several different angles of the same cabbage which I thought was very inspiring...like the miracle of nature, what could be more charming than a Savoy Cabbage? Not much in the quiet dark cold months of January and February....16x20 oil on canvas

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Painting and The Palette



 Actually the first painting was done with watercolor and gouache 11/16" the palette is my oil paints that I did use to paint the second painting of lemons with the lovely blue patterned cloth 12x12"......just for the record...from whence it came



Thursday, March 23, 2017

St Croix USVI Beach and Quiet



       Here is a small selection of paintings done while I sat on the beach somewhere in Paradise...        I actually felt total PEACE OF MIND while I was there ...I love the tropics, especially the empty beaches of St Croix where I can regain my sanity after too much worry and work...lots of swimming in the warm water therapy... all paintings here are @11x14" watercolor and guache on paper

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Underwater in St Croix

It is that time of year when we run away to the West Indies and I get inspired spending hours looking down into the amazing underwater world floating on the surface of the transparent Caribbean Sea...The Barracuda are lurking , the Flounder is floating and the Sea Fans, Coral and shells abound...30x40" oil on canvas.....available at the "Top Hat Gallery" in St Croix! One of many...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The French Chair , Hat, Geraniums and Tangerines

A winter day in the studio , all is well . The chair was brought back from France by my friend's cousin. I bought it because I knew I wanted to paint it. The horse carved in the back of the chair was what got me. Well actually the whole chair got me. Then the tangerines up against the blue striped cloth...just add sun hat and geraniums and I was totally gone, in love...There is something so simple about the "Still Life"... Perhaps it is just because it is so "still" ? 30x30" oil on canvas

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Year in the Alford Valley

A beautiful misty snowy day in the Alford valley...loved the color combinations...and so the New Year begins!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tangerines and Turnips in the Studio


A simple plate and some food....That's all it takes to inspire me...But I get to pick the plate and the cloth and the FOOD...sweet little turnips on Chintz with a dish towel donated by a friend and some gorgeous tangerines on Chinese plate and a piece of sample upholstery fabric given to me by another friend for use in the studio...a great way to spend the morning painting 11x14" both oil on canvas

Saturday, December 3, 2016

510 Warren St Gallery Hudson NY KNAPP Opening


510 Warren St Gallery presents   RECENT WORK  by  KATE KNAPP   DECEMBER 2 2016 - January 1 2017   Opening Reception Saturday December 3   2-6pm     ALL WELCOME!
The Buck In The Snow is what I call this painting...The winter scene I painted two years ago when we had constant snow...it got very deep...this is the view from our house looking across the valley...I recently decided to add the deer in the landscape as I felt the composition needed something...so I got a buck to pose for me..(.not an easy task).loved the antlers looking so much like the bare tree branches...can you see the apple he has his eye on in the old apple tree? 24x30" oil on canvas