Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Tools and a Teaser

Epson Scanner

I'm so excited about my two new acquisitions:  my Epson V800 scanner and my new Wacom Tablet.  I've been in desperate need for a scanner for a while now.  High resolution images of my work is a must and until now I've been photographing my work or using a friend's scanner (thank you, Roc!).  I finally was able to save up some cash and purchase this scanner and am sooooo happy I did.  I love, love, love it!

Wacom Tablet

After searching around ebay for awhile, I was able to snag this fantastic Wacom 3 Tablet at a fraction of its original cost and it is awesome!  I am using it constantly for work on my latest project, which I will be sharing soon.  Below is a snapshot of some of the work I've done so far . . . can you guess what I'm doing?

Thanks for coming by . . . have a great day!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Boating Weather

So I know my posts have been a bit spotty these past few weeks.  I'm working on an exciting project that I'm almost ready to share with you, so just hang in there.  It's taking a lot of time, but it's been fun.

In between obsessing over my project, I managed to get in a few different photoshoots with my little peeps. Today was such a delightful day, I followed the family out for some boating.  In order to get my shots, I was lying in wet dirt and sand.  I think I need an assistant the next time I go out.  Getting up, setting up my scenes, lying back down, viewing, getting up again, changing the scene slightly, lying back down again . . . ugh . . . what an ordeal!  I really felt my age today.

Have a great day and stay tuned in for my upcoming project news!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Gift Wrap

I wrapped some packages for two special little boys over the weekend using my gift wrap.  You can find it along with a few other designs at my Spoonflower store.

Have a great week.  I'm working hard on my new project and hope to share it with you very soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Onto The Next!

"Cape Cod Pumpkins" - work in progress - watercolor on aquabord

After cutting a piece of aquabord for my last painting "Cape Cod Roses" I had another long, thin board left.  Luckily I had another composition at the ready.  I started "Cape Cod Pumpkins" last week.  Hope you all had a blessed Easter. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Cape Cod Roses

"Cape Cod Roses" - 7" x 11" - watercolor on aquabord

Good evening.  I think I'm done with his one.  I'll be posting it on DPW in the next few days.  I just want it to set a bit just to make sure I don't have any more adjustments.  I'll be selling it framed.  The image below is the actual frame, (although it looks like the painting is a little crooked in the frame, however I assure you, it is not in real life.)  :)

I really like these frames from  If you haven't ever used them, you should give them a try.  I find their frames very reasonable.  And you can join their wholesale club for even greater savings, if you find you are ordering a lot during the year.

Anyway . . . to those who celebrate, I hope you all have a joyous and blessed Easter . . . and to those of you who don't - have a great weekend!  :)

This is how this painting will come framed and ready to hang!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Online Store

As you may recall, I've been trying to organize and plan better work routines for 2016.  Part of that has been accounting for my inventory of original paintings, notecards and fine art prints.  So this week I have been working on my online store.  Shown above are some of the notecards that I've uploaded.  I'm hoping to replenish stock on some designs and to add more in the near future.  It's a lot of work, but fun! 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cape Cod Roses - Progess

work-in-progress - 11" x 7" - watercolor on aquabord

A little more progress on my painting, "Cape Cod Roses."  Hoping to finish this one up this week.  Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

We Have a Winner!

"Little Brown Jug" will be heading to it's forever home today and Carolyn Pappas is our winner!

Many thanks to all of you for participating in my "1000 Likes" drawing and for encouraging me all these years. I'm truly blessed to be able to do what I do and with so much kindness and support.

Below is a new painting I began last week.  I have so much to work on this week . . . lots to finish up and then there are so many more paintings I want to paint.  Have a great day!

work-in-progress - 11" x 7" - watercolor on aquabord

Wheeler Farm Revisited

Wheeler Farm - 3.5"x5" - watercolor on paper

Click here to bid. Starting bid: $35

Another throwback painting today! This little painting would make a lovely addition to any home. I have reduced the price for auction. It comes as is. . . not matted or framed, but is a great and affordable start to building a collection of original art.

what this painting could look like framed

Thank you for viewing my work.

Friday, March 18, 2016

1000 Facebook Likes . . . Really?

"Little Brown Jug" - 6" x 6" - watercolor on aquabord

Can it really be true?  I just noticed that my Facebook page, "Paintings By Kara K. Bigda" has reached 1000 likes this week.  So I feel a free give-away is definitely in order.  If I could throw a huge party and invite all my followers I would, but since that's not feasible, this little painting will have to do.  (Although, how fun would a party have been, eh?!) 

So if you'd like to be entered into the drawing to win this painting, all framed up and ready to hang, please head on over to "Paintings By Kara K. Bigda" and leave your name in the comments on this post.  The drawing will be held on Monday, March 21st.  Oh, and be sure to "like" my page, if you haven't already done so.  Can 2000 likes be far away?  Ha!

Thank you for all your support throughout the years.  I truly couldn't be doing what I'm doing without you.  :)

Grape Study Revisited

Grape Study - 10.5" x 7.5" - watercolor on paper - $250

Click here to purchase. 

I am revisiting this painting in the hopes that it will find it's "forever home." "Grape study" is a painting that I did as a precursor to a much larger painting. At the time I wanted to create a contemporary feel to the traditional subject of fruit.

This painting comes framed and matted and ready to hang.

This painting is framed and ready to hang.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Two Tomatoes

"Two Tomatoes" - 11" x 14" - watercolor on aquabord

I finally finished this one.  Why it took me so long, I don't know.  Sometimes paintings come together fairly quickly, while others take a while.  It can be pretty unpredictable.  Anyway, this painting is up for sale at Daily Paintworks - it comes framed and ready to hang.  

I've painted this subject/composition before, only smaller and on paper.  I think it would look pretty cool in the right kitchen. 

This painting comes framed in this black, wood frame and is ready to hang.