My Sequoia Backpacking Painting at Pacific Art League

This month, my painting Still is at Pacific Art League gallery in Palo Alto, as part of their Landscapes, Seascapes and Urbanscapes juried show.  We’re busy with the new baby so I wasn’t able to attend the opening reception last night, but I’m hoping to make the next one!

This painting was inspired by a backpacking trip to the Sequoia/Kings Canyon region of the Sierra Nevadas in California.  We camped one night in the Big Five Lakes region of Sequoia National Park:


Still, 24″x 30″ acrylic on canvas, copyright © Kathryn Beals

I took some artistic license with this painting composition, since we didn’t actually camp on this rock (we follow Leave No Trace principles and don’t set up our camp too close to water).  Here’s the reference photo I used to make the painting, later that morning after the sunrise:


You can buy this painting in my Etsy shop as a digital print or canvas print.  The original painting is for sale for $1000 through Pacific Art League.

Photos of my Canvas Prints

I spent today unpacking a few canvas prints I ordered for a fundraiser auction, and thought I’d take some photos of them.  I’ve been selling canvas prints for a while through my Etsy store and my website, and I have them made by a professional lab.  I’m always a little taken aback when I open the box and see how much they look like my originals!  I put the captions on these for my Etsy store photos so that people know it’s a print.

My current most popular tent painting, Wonder, in the Etsy Store.  This one is currently in a juried exhibition in Palo Alto:

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My personal favorite, starry night painting Beyond, in the Etsy Store:

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From my sunrise painting, Glory (also check out the video) in the Etsy Store:

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My professional printer does them with “mirror edges” to make it look like the image wraps around back, similar to the way I paint the edges of my originals for display.  The canvas is ready to hang without a frame, and comes with the hanging hardware attached.

I love having this option for my collectors as well as for myself – it’s easier to sell one of my favorite originals if I know I can keep a good quality print.

Pacific Art League Juried Show

I went to the opening reception last night for the Pacific Art League’s juried show, Landscapes, Seascapes, Urbanscapes.  Lots of amazing work! I got someone to take a picture of me next to my painting, Wonder.


The show will run until October 31, so if you’re in Palo Alto, stop by and check it out,  I’ll have to get creative and think of something to enter in their next show, Science, Technology and the Future of Art.

You can buy this painting in my Etsy shop as a digital print or canvas print. The original piece is for sale through the gallery for $1000.

Juried show in Palo Alto: Landscapes, Seascapes, Urbanscapes

I’m excited!  One of my new paintings, Wonder, just got accepted to a juried art show in Palo Alto for the month of October.  This show is at the Pacific Art League gallery and is titled Landscapes, Seascapes, Urbanscapes.  The reception is on October 10 from 5:30-8pm, and the show will run until October 31.


I spent a bit of time this afternoon getting the edges touched up and applying some protective polymer varnish to get it ready for the show. This painting is in my Etsy shop as a digital print or canvas print, and the original piece is for sale through Pacific Art League.

Also, as of today I now have 10 followers on WordPress!  Thanks for helping me get my new blog started.  You’ll notice I just added a Like button on the sidebar for my brand new artist’s Facebook page. Help me get that one into double digits too!