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Karen Fleschler

Karen Fleschler Fine Art

Pleasanton, CA

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KAREN FLESCHLER Watercolors by KB


Painting takes me to another level of self-awareness. When I am painting, I feel as if I am in the moment and place of what I am painting. Everything else becomes secondary; all of my senses are acutely stimulated. From the first time I put a paint brush to paper in kindergarten, I fell in love with the act of creating something.

I'm a watercolor artist because I love how the paint can be manipulated on paper. I enjoy the process from start to finish - from deciding what to paint, why I want to paint it, how I'm going to compose it and what colors and perspective do I want to apply and emphasize. My style of paint application is bright, loose under-painting with tight, textural brush strokes for the final layer. I'm very much into color and fancy myself a colorist. The most important part of the process for me is what I call my "stare time". It may be a day or a week, but I always find things to fine tune and improve my painting.

My themes usually come from things I have experienced and places that I have traveled to. I relive my memories through my art. Lately, I have been experimenting with watercolor canvas and have done several paintings in a semi-abstract style. My paintings normally are impressionistic realism.

I'm a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and have lived here all my life. I graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Social Science/Psychology and completed graduate work to achieve a teaching credential. After raising my family, I decided to enroll in art classes. I had always longed to paint and, more specifically, paint with watercolor. I've been a professional artist since 2003 and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey. I hope my work brings you pleasure.

As an aside, I sign my paintings "KB" which is a family nickname. I do it as a way to honor relatives who have passed and to keep precious memories alive.

PLACES TO FIND MY WORK

Commissions are accepted. I will paint places you have visited or lived or scenes you want to capture as memories.

Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA (925-606-9463)
paintings (orig. and limited ed. Giclées), note cards

LAA Gallery, Carnegie Building, 2155 Third St., Livermore, CA (925-449-9927)
paintings (orig. and limited ed. Giclées), matted prints, note cards

Artistic Edge, 21 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA
note cards

Tile Murals and Accent Tiles
www.mybacksplash.com

My Home Studio email: Karen@kb-art.com

 

Abstract by Karen Fleschler

 

Forest Fire by Karen Fleschler

 

Butterfly 3 by Karen Fleschler

 

Dragonflies by Karen Fleschler

 

Mountain Scene by Karen Fleschler

 

Seascape by Karen Fleschler

 

Nebula by Karen Fleschler

 

Gone Fishing by Karen Fleschler

 

My Old Sunburst Guitar by Karen Fleschler

 

Too Many Suds by Karen Fleschler

 

American Bandstand by Karen Fleschler

 

Hanging by Karen Fleschler

 

Grapes and Leaves by Karen Fleschler

 

Grape Abstraction by Karen Fleschler

 

Fall Colors by Karen Fleschler

 

Three Leaves by Karen Fleschler

 

Changing Seasons by Karen Fleschler

 

Broken Leaf by Karen Fleschler

 

Springtime by Karen Fleschler

 

Mystic Seaport by Karen Fleschler

 

Santa Fe Hold 'em pots and baskets by Karen Fleschler

 

Pueblo by Karen Fleschler

 

MG Car Collage by Karen Fleschler

 

Winter Grapes III by Karen Fleschler

 

Winter Grapes I by Karen Fleschler

 

Winter Grapes II by Karen Fleschler

 

Grapes and Leaves VII by Karen Fleschler

 

Grape Tree by Karen Fleschler

 

A Vineyard Morning by Karen Fleschler

 

Broken Leaf by Karen Fleschler

 

Grapes and Leaves VI by Karen Fleschler

 

Turning Leaves by Karen Fleschler

 

Vineyard by Karen Fleschler

 

Early Harvest by Karen Fleschler

 

Floating by Karen Fleschler

 

Memories of the Family Home by Karen Fleschler

 

casale by Karen Fleschler

 

Grapes and Leaves VIII by Karen Fleschler

 

Alley Chat by Karen Fleschler

 

Grapes and Leaves V by Karen Fleschler

 

Italian Vases by Karen Fleschler

 

Radio Flyer by Karen Fleschler

 

Butterfly 2 by Karen Fleschler

 

Butterfly 1 by Karen Fleschler

 

Dog in the Window by Karen Fleschler

 

Hiding by Karen Fleschler

 

Sailing by Karen Fleschler

 

The Blue Umbrella by Karen Fleschler