Student Karen Murphy studied on our Oil Painting Course and these are two wonderful paintings from her course assignments. Karen has a beautiful and textured style of painting which helps create movement in her work. The background to her still life is not only stunningly rich in colour, is serves as a soft textured background for the scene. It doesn’t interfere with the objects, yet is the perfect accompaniment to them. You can almost reach out and touch the orange due to it beautifully painted texture. All of the colours work very well indeed – orange and blue being complimentary colours, so any objects here using these ranges are bound to gel well together. Congratulations Karen on two stunning paintings.