Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Here comes the Morning Light

Here comes the Morning Light
9x12, pastel, 220 unframed, 320 framed w/glass and spacers

We are so fortunate to have many conservation districts that plant native flowers and plants for us to enjoy. If you have ever had to constantly fight weeds and invasive bushes and trees in your environment you are sure to delight upon this scene on a wooded path.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Deep Woods ~ pastel

Deep Woods ~ pastel ~ 9x12

$220 unframed, $320 framed, glass, pastel spacers

Fall Aglow ~ pastel (oil)

Fall Aglow ~ 9x12 ~ pastel

This piece is not available in pastel, but is available in oil, 9x12

Morning Pasture ~ pastel

Morning Pasture ~ 9x12 ~ pastel

$220 unframed, $320 framed, glass & pastel spacers

Early Light ~pastel


Early Light, 9x12 pastel

$220 unframed, $320 framed, glass and pastel spacers

Into the Thicket ~ pastel

Pastel, 11 x 14

$300 unframed, $375 framed with glass and spacers

I am always thrilled to share my work with others!


If you are interested in purchasing any of the paintings on this site please contact the artist at:
email: Shieldskaryl@gmail.com
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

"We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough"



I am thrilled to have a large landscape accepted into March 24th 4th Fridays at the Starline in Harvard. If you haven't been there, the building is an amazing compilation of historical aesthetics mingled against contemporary art, artists and musicians.

This piece is titled after Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote "We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough"
Emerson speaks to all people who love and live within our Northern Illinois landscape. An open, long view reminds us there are infinite possibilities and endless beauty in our lives if the eye truly looks for them.

This scene is facing North on a early hot summer morning. A brisk rain shower is passing West, chased by the scarlet sunrise. Steam rolls off distant fields as rolling alfalfa fields cast their color onto clouds above. In an instant the view changes, opening up the horizon to new possibilities.