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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

 

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

 

Grapes and Leaves by Karen Fleschler

 

Canal St. by Karen Fleschler

 

Timeless in Edinburgh by Karen Fleschler

 

Teakettle Junction by Karen Fleschler

 

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere by Karen Fleschler

 

Misty Morning by Karen Fleschler

 

Whats Up by Karen Fleschler

 

Bridge Over Traveled Water by Karen Fleschler

 

The Flower Market by Karen Fleschler

 

Grapes and Leaves III by Karen Fleschler

 

The Artiste by Karen Fleschler

 

Tractor Pull by Karen Fleschler

 

The Orange Vespa by Karen Fleschler

 

Drying Time by Karen Fleschler

 

Les Baux by Karen Fleschler

 

Watchful Eyes by Karen Fleschler

 

Wine Vine by Karen Fleschler

 

Riverfront Property by Karen Fleschler

 

The Candy Shop by Karen Fleschler

 

Hidden Courtyard by Karen Fleschler

 

A Bunch of Grapes by Karen Fleschler

 

Riverboats by Karen Fleschler

 

Cape Cod Buoy Anchors by Karen Fleschler

 

The Pottery Shop by Karen Fleschler

 

Pottery Cart by Karen Fleschler

 

Morning Walk by Karen Fleschler

 

The Bicycle by Karen Fleschler

 

Lafittes of New Orleans by Karen Fleschler

 

La Fleur Rose by Karen Fleschler

 

Rhonica's Garden by Karen Fleschler

 

Grapes and Leaves II by Karen Fleschler

 

Floral Arrangements by Karen Fleschler

 

Grapes and Leaves I by Karen Fleschler

 

Irish Suds by Karen Fleschler

 

Kitty by Karen Fleschler