“Crescendo On The Marsh” by Karen Ann Hitt

“Crescendo On The Marsh”

20 x 10 in.

Oil On Linen Panel

“For passions sake:” many times the best description for a painting subject matter. Especially when no words can describe the red-violet lace coming through the lavender front, all, literally speckled with…glory.  For passions sake, this Artist must paint. A photograph cannot see as the human eye – no matter how much the technology advances. And even though as an Artist one may only reflect a shadow of the divine before us, for the sake of the passion to do so – remains the purpose of the pursuit.

The more it is pursued – the more is the desire to grow this gift of an opportunity to reflect upon the beauty before us.  Saying ‘I can’t do it’ is not an option. How, how to do so is the endless quest.

Crescendo On The Marsh, began its inspiration as a 6×8 in. plein air study in the field.  Another painting had been started, and then the sky began to explode. Quickly then choosing to begin a new painting to attempt to take on all unfolding in the ever-changing scene. The beauty of plein air may give opportunity to capture the true color notes, yet often it is back in the studio that the subject takes on not only a grander scale, but accentuation of the details that sing out to be captured.

Crescendo On The Marsh will debut Wednesday, January 17th at Hughes Gallery, Inc. in Boca Grande, Florida. That date marks the opening of the group show at Karen’s newest representing gallery.

Karen Ann travels extensively several months a year pursuing her passion to paint.  Bringing her travels back into her working art studio, Karen Ann Hitt – An Original Hitt Fine Art & Atelier, in the historic district of Venice Florida, where many of the plein air paintings inspire studio works.

View more of Karen’s work at www.AnOriginalHitt.com

Contact Karen at [email protected]

Published: Fine Art Connoisseur magazine May/June 2016; PleinAir magazine October/November 2017, June/July 2017, October/November 2016; Living On the Suncoast Magazine January 2014.

Awards & Events: 2017-6th Annual Semi-Finalist & 2016 6th Annual Semi-Finalist in Plein Air Magazine’s, Plein Air Salon; 2016 Awarded Best Landscape, Women’s Painters of the South East; 2016 & 2017 Faculty Artist, PleinAir magazine’s Plein Air Convention & Expo; 2014 & 2017 Juried Artist Plein Air Texas; Participant: Paint the Parks & Paint America; Muses Award Recipient; OPA (Oil Painters of America) 2017 Eastern Regional; 2017 American Impressionist Society 1st Annual Small Works Showcase; 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils OPA; 10th Biennial National Art Exhibition VAC; 2015 Juried Salon Show of Traditional Oils OPA; Women’s Painters of The South East 2014, 2016; National Art Encounter 2010, Naples; En Plein Air Texas Juried participant 2014, 2017.

Memberships: Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Artist Colorado, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; Founder of Venice Plein Air.

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Andrew Webster is the Editor of Fine Art Today and works as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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