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Karine Swenson
Works at www.karineswenson.com
Attended Augustana College
Lives in Joshua Tree, California
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A brand new encaustic. "Study in Purple." 7 x 5 inches, encaustic and thread on birch panel. 
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Thanks, Gretchen! The encaustics sure are fun.
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It's not too late to sign up for my newest online class! I hope you will join me for this playful, abstract approach to the elements of painting.
Have you ever wanted to take a course learn the basics of painting? Are you curious, but don't have a Studio Art background? Do you need a refresher on how artists learn to approach a subject to paint? What are the elements that make a painting come to life? Karine Swenson's 5-week course gives ...
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News from the Joshua Tree Studio - on today's blog post.
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"Oh Goody." Encaustic, thread and ink transfer, 9 x 12 inches There is a lot of advice flying around these days. Especially if you are an artist, it seems. I know everyone is genuinely trying to help. Believe me, I can use a lot of help! It is nice to know ...
"Oh Goody." Encaustic, thread and ink transfer, 9 x 12 inches There is a lot of advice flying around these days. Especially if you are an artist, it seems. I know everyone is genuinely trying to help. Believe me, I can use a ...
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Roadrunner, snakes and art - a desert mix
Ahhhh...fall. This is a wonderful time of year to be in the desert. It's really a wonderful time of year to be just about anywhere, really, but since I am in the desert, I am saying "the desert." Cool nights, warm, sunny days. Can't beat it!!! I have some e...
Ahhhh...fall. This is a wonderful time of year to be in the desert. It's really a wonderful time of year to be just about anywhere, really, but since I am in the desert, I am saying "the desert." Cool nights, warm, sunny days...
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Thank you, Gretchen!!! Means a lot to me...:)
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"Uplift." Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches We are still digging ourselves out after the big thunderstorm of last week. I am being entranced by the mud - patterns, textures, and quantity. Here are some "mud photos" from my camera phone: I love mud cracks These ...
"Uplift." Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches We are still digging ourselves out after the big thunderstorm of last week. I am being entranced by the mud - patterns, textures, and quantity. Here are some "mud photos" from my camer...
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One of my newest encaustic paintings, this is "Hot Coyote." Encaustic, thread, tissue paper and ink transfer on birch panel. 8 x 8 inches. 
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A Thankful post
"Backlit Jack." Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20 inches. Hello everyone! I have written at least four blog posts since my last one - unfortunately, they were all written in my head, not on my key board. I guess it's hard for you to rea...
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"Oh Goody." Encaustic, thread and ink transfer, 9 x 12 inches There is a lot of advice flying around these days. Especially if you are an artist, it seems. I know everyone is genuinely trying to help. Believe me, I can use a ...
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Ahhhh...fall. This is a wonderful time of year to be in the desert. It's really a wonderful time of year to be just about anywhere, really, but since I am in the desert, I am saying "the desert." Cool nights, warm, sunny days...
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the blog update
"Uplift." Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches We are still digging ourselves out after the big thunderstorm of last week. I am being entranced by the mud - patterns, textures, and quantity. Here are some "mud photos" from my camer...
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Our driveway is now a giant alluvial fan. With mudcracks
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Have her in circles
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Priya Sebastian's profile photo
Thomas Fjallstam's profile photo
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Rik Verlin Livingston's profile photo
Serena Mira Asta's profile photo
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I am an artist. I paint in oil, I draw, and I work in encaustics
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painting, drawing, creativity, teaching art, digital photography
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  • www.karineswenson.com
    Artist, present
    Oil painting, drawing, encaustics
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Joshua Tree, California
Previously
Salida, Colorado - Maui, Hawaii - Evergreen, Colorado - Denver, Colorado - Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Rapid City, South Dakota
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Introduction
I grew up in Rapid City, SD.  I have lived in South Dakota, Colorado, Hawaii, and California.  
Education
  • Augustana College
    1991
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