Tuesday, April 28, 2009

gorgeous paintings by karen benson

did you know that pomegranates are symbols of abundance? they are! so it's only fitting that these absolutely beautiful paintings by karen benson feature the lovely fruit. and did you know that oranges symbolize peace in chinese tradition? yes, it's true. i'm not sure if karen intended these symbols in her paintings, but i imagine that she did.... and if not, the symbolism is the first thing that came to my mind when i looked at these beauties.

these paintings just feel peaceful and abundant to me. i could look at them for hours. please check out karen's website and blog to see more!

*thank you, karen, for sharing your gorgeous work with us!*


  1. those are great. they also just reminded me that there are NINE lilies blooming or getting ready to bloom in our little goldfish pond.

  2. These are absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for sharing Karen's work.

  3. wow jess! karen's work is stunning!

  4. yes, very stunning! i love how rich the textures are...i could also look at her paintings for hours...i bet they are even more incredible in person.

  5. What interesting paintings! I especially like the third one.

    I adore crazy/messy backgrounds with refined images over the top. It's my favourite thing!

  6. Oh goodness - I've never eaten a pomegranate before but I want to pluck one of these juicy ones straight off these paintings! really, really beautiful stuff. Congratulations Karen

  7. i've just found out about Karen's artwork, and i love it! thanks for featuring some of her work, it's so beautiful.

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