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katnaj Artworks *Colors in Harmony* Earth,...

Artist directory :: katnaj Artworks *Colors in Harmony* Earth, Life,...

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I opened up this gallery to display my current work. I began using Pastels to create Fruit bowls and fruit Still life. This to me felt like a new phase in my artistic journey.


Kathlynn najera 
My Website is named Katnaj short for Kathy Najera. I have lived in the Eastern United States most of my life. I was born in Germany and was raised in my early childhood in Oklahoma. I was raised in the United States Air Force Military life and also resided in Florida as well as Maryland where I now reside. I have a son in Law Enforcement who also lives in the East Coast. I remember many things about Nature that have left impressions on me. Most notably the Autumn Seasons as well as all 4 Seasons. Florida left strong impressions on me especiaally in the Gulf where I remember clear waters, boating and fishing. I remember a Chameleon at my feet changing from brown to green. Nature has always been an important subject matter for me. I guess you could...


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Pastel paintings / Oceans, Water, Sunsets, Trees.  etc. Colorful Landscapes This Gallery depicts landscapes of places that exist in our World. They are about experiencing different environments and putting mind and emotion into each landscape. The environmental objects such as sun and water clouds are put together to feel the day and moment.
Monochromatic Art featuring shades of Blue  In my work with Color I use variations of dark and light color as represented on the colorwheel with palest of yellow to the deepest of purple to create form and shape to objects and subject matter. Monochromatic color can create the subject as well. I find it to be challenging to use variations and gradations of one Color.
Pastel Medium on Black Paper Current Series on Black paper including Landscapes, Animal life, Florals and Miscellaneous.
Pencil Drawings Drawing is and has been a fundamental skill in my development in Art. As a child I began drawing from photos in magazines tv guides and album covers that included people and animals as well as objects. I learned early on about details and shading.
Animals Wildlife Landscapes and Portraits in Pastel, Acrylic and Graphite Pencil I feel it's important to respect animals and wildlife. I remember in High School Art class visiting and sketching animals at the zoo. It's interesting to me to see the various animals and birds that live in different parts of the world.
Birds Tropical, Herons, Geese and small Birds Pastel and Acrylics I decided to open up a gallery just for birds as part of my series of Wildlife artwork. I observe them when in view where I have seen them close up such as BlueJays, Cardinals Sparrows and Crows. I have only seen an Owl once in the wild at a Wildlife center that had an injured wing.
Owls  This Owl Gallery depicts the various environments that Owls thrive in. My favorite ideas when painting Owls is in a Fall and Winter landscape. However, there are some Owls that live in warmer climates.
Abstracts Expressions in Acrylics and Pastel Colors can affect us in many ways. Whether they are blended colors or bold and contrasting, they can affect moods and emotions. When painting Abstracts certain colors on the color wheel can represent something to us since we use various colors in everyday life.
Designs  I have tried to group my Artwork in this Gallery with the various ways I have used a Design. As I have discovered there are numerous ways to create a design. Designing sometimes has an organized composition or pattern.
Horse Creations  This gallery depicts horses that I've created with Pastel Acrylics.and Graphite pencil. Although I have not had formal instruction on horses, I've learned a few things when studying Horse Anatomy There are horses in specific areas that run free but it seems they have evolved into domesticated animals. There is so much History about Horses and so many variations.
People Portraiture Faces and figures in color and form Pastel Graphite penciling Portraiture became inspiring to me when creating form with color. It led me to creating faces rather than other subjects. I am also working with Graphite Pencil and I have a Gallery exclusively for Pencil.
Celestial Earth Sun Moon and Stars Celestial Bodies Earth This Gallery includes paintings of the Celestial bodies in Pastel Graphite pencil and Acrylic. As I have mentioned many things about Astronomy fascinate me. This Earth gallery is about the surface of the Earth and its atmospheric surroundings as well as its place in the Solar System.
Wild Cats of the World  This Gallery depicts Artworks exclusively of Felines in the Wild and around the World. Many are declining in numbers due to loss of Habitat as well as Poaching. There are only about 4000 or less Tigers in the Wild.
Grayscale Artwork  This is one of my latest Galleries where i am using Grayscale. Also considered Monochromatic, I am using various shades of gray. This involves Black, Gray, and White.
Geometric Shapes and Designs  This Gallery was recently created from my Design Gallery. It specifically involves Geometric shapes some of which include Color as well as Grayscale Design. Geometric shapes, as I have mentioned can actually have 3D effects.
Autumn Focus  I designated this Gallery to the Autumn Season. It has always been a favorite time for me. The cooler temperatures feel nice after a long hot summer.
Acrylic Paintings Colorful creations Landscapes Still life Because I like to experiment with paint and try new ideas, this gallery reflects the many styles and techniques that I have ventured into. There's something about a new canvas and fresh paint that gets my creativity going. Sometimes a style will depend on the subject matter and how I want to portray it.
Handcrafted Jewelry Art Exhibit As I have mentioned in other places on this website Jewelry Design for me is an outlet for designing and creativity. It involves placement of colors, shapes, and surface textures and various materials as well as bead sizes. The beads can be placed in uniform or purposely mixed.
Felt Ink Pen exhibit Felt Ink Pens/miniature and small size Art Felt Ink pens (Sharpies) are easy to travel around with and I started to make miniature, small pictures and designs. This medium got me away from my easel for awhile and is faster when applying color. Colors are vibrant and there are many techniques.
Mosaics Freestyle Glass Stone Ceramic and Colored Grout Are used on these pieces of Artwork. Each piece of various materials are carefully placed. This is a freestyle where various shapes and Colors are not uniform but are placed in disorganized fashion for a creative look
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