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Flying Machine
by Karin Taylor
from the ‘Inspired Series’

Mixed Media
ink, chalk pastel, charcoal, acyrlic, mediums
silver, gold, bronze and rose metallic acrylics
adobe photoshop

My most recent work, this piece was influenced by the ‘gliders’ in my family who have taken to the sky recently. My husband, my son and their friend Erich are all involved in a local gliding club…and always suggesting I paint an aeroplane lol

I thought, there’s no way i can do that!
But i found a way, after lots of thinking on the subject to incorporate a sort of flying contraption i designed myself into this piece.

My girl is onward bound and it’s semi-self portrait i guess you could say…altho most people don’t see the resemblance to me….she is a lot younger, perhaps how i would like to be thought of lol

Also inspired by my lovely and ever patient friend Christine
a fabulous friend and textile artist, her threads and yarn and tactile things have affected me on an immense scale, so that all my work these days is imbued with these elements….although there is no actual wool or thread in the painting, i have used these as inspiration for her scarf and hair detail.

The khaki overalls are what i wear when i’m painting, with a white singlet in summer, or a jumper in winter……i am yet to find a hairdresser who could accomplish this hairstyle for me.. the little parrot represents conscience, a little voice that knows right from wrong….this is an idea loosely taken from a movie i saw a while ago ‘The Golden Compass’

I dedicate this painting to Christine, as she has listened to all my crazy ideas, and very carefully encourages me or points out things that may help, and i don’t know where i’d be without her…..thanx Chris :)

Patchwork and patterns, repitition, daisies, journeys, serene expressions, genuity…..

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  • Amy-lee Foley
    Amy-lee Foleyalmost 7 years ago

    Ahhhh wow how cool!
    i love all the awsome little details like the flowers and that cute little birdy
    Great peice of work Karin :o)


  • thank you Amy-lee:)
    so glad u like her !

    – © Karin Taylor

  • jemimalovesbigted
    jemimalovesbigtedalmost 7 years ago

    This is beautiful Karin. It looks like your son, is that right? Make sure you put it into I ♥ Patterns too ;-D

  • ..thanx V much :)
    ..yes, it’s a bit like Ben and it has something of me in it as well
    ..thx for the tip, i’ve added it to patterns also :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 7 years ago

    Wow, this is magic, this is so intensly wonderful, i love this Karin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i see the resemblance to you very much. i love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • …thanx so much for your lovely response pinky…
    ….this painting has been on the go for about 4 months
    …..i’m so glad you like it! we have so much in common!!
    ……the overalls, love of animals..etc :) it’s so nice to meet a kindred spirit :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 7 years ago

    Forgot to add, i wear overalls all the time, so that is very special (they’re plaid right now, i wear them so much they wear out lol, so next month i might have a different color)

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendalmost 7 years ago

    Amazing stuff Karin, I don’t know why you would think that you couldn’t paint a plane I believe you can do anything. Your work is absolutely fabulous, I love the bird, feels like you could just put your hand out and it would climb off the picture on to it.

  • Hi Cate, thanks for your vote of confidence :)
    It means a lot to me :)
    and I’m thrilled you like it !!!!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • greenfrog153
    greenfrog153almost 7 years ago

    Wow !!!! I love this one Karin. Amazing work !!!!!!!!

  • thanks very much little greenfroggy
    lots of work went into this one
    so i really appreciate you noticing and commenting on it :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972almost 7 years ago

    So beautifully detailed and I love the kind of muted colours. The way you draw/paint your faces is so awesome – so much expression!! This looks fantastic as a framed print…

  • Hi Karen,
    I much appreciate this lovely comment..and I’m so happy to hear you like my style of painting faces…it has been hard to learn, but very fulfilling..there is still a long way to go…thanx very much for everything you said :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • missmilly
    missmillyalmost 7 years ago

    This is brilliant! Well done girly… this style is my favourite! Yummy stuff! Milly

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 7 years ago

    nice art piece…

  • …thank you gemlenz

    – © Karin Taylor

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethalmost 7 years ago

    yeah right this is fantastic work !

  • thx MT :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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