Monday, October 17, 2016

Galveston Crab

Oil
30x10
SOLD

I recently returned from a trip to Galveston (4 hours away) with precious cargo: 20 pounds of live blue crabs! The entire weekend was spent picking, then feasting, then picking, then feasting, etc. I must say, the efforts (and sore fingers) were worth every morsel!


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Kristine Kainer
AOT, OPA

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Solo Show at SEAD Gallery




It is an honor to have my first solo show, "Palate," at SEAD Gallery in  Bryan, Texas.  The show is located in their main gallery and runs through September 10th and the painting depicted on the poster (which I should have scanned -- sorry) is on display.  If you are in the area, please visit.  Warning:  Don't go hungry!

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Kristine Kainer
AOT, AWA

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Blue Crab

Oil on Canvas Panel (Museum Grade)
8x10
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I recently returned from a trip to Galveston (4 hours away) with precious cargo: 20 pounds of live blue crabs! The entire weekend was spent picking, then feasting, then picking, then feasting, etc. I must say, the efforts (and sore fingers) were worth every morsel!





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Kristine Kainer
AOT, OPA

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Oyster Shells

Oyster Shells
Oil on Canvas Panel (museum grade)
8x10
SOLD

Oysters were a mainstay at almost every meal during a recent visit to Galveston.  These are the remains.  Slurp! 



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Kristine Kainer
AOT, OPA

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Skillet Fried Eggs

Oil on Canvas Panel
6x6
SOLD - Commissions welcome

This painting was inspired by an email inquiry.  Someone had seen a painting I did in 2009 and was interested in a print.  Alas, I didn't know how to photograph my art correctly at that time--any prints would have a low resolution.  Seven years later though, with a DSLR camera,  one of my favorite subjects, and (hopefully) and bit of improvement in my painting techniques, this painting was born and I now have a new client in Connecticut.  Thank you, Internet!

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Kristine Kainer
AOT, OPA

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Oysters on the Half Shell - Coastal Art


Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
20 x 20 x 1.375
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Here in Texas, we have delicious oysters from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. These particular ones were from Galveston Bay. A squirt of lemon and quick dip into cocktail sauce (heavy on the horseradish) make this a welcome appetizer. Like potato chips, though, you can’t eat just one!

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Kristine Kainer
AOT, OPA, CFAI

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Prickly Pear Cacti in Bloom

Oil
20x16
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Like many people, I am guilty of stereotyping Texas.  I envisioned cows and cowboys, horses, tumbleweed, and cacti coexisting in a hot, dry desert climate.  Upon my first visit to the Lone Star State over twenty years ago, I realized how wrong I was!  Yes, Texas has all those stereotypes.  I didn't realize, though, that Texas has everything else as well:  beaches, rivers, forests, mountains, and yes, desert-like areas.  I also didn't realize the bounty of this vast piece of land.  Many of those spiny cacti with the occasional, gorgeous yellow blooms are prickly pears.  Despite those painful spines on their paddles, prickly pears are food!  Both the paddles and the pear-like red (sometimes yellow, sometimes green) fruit are edible and enjoyed in many cuisines--TexMex, Mexican, Latin, Spanish, AND Mediterranean--and they are delicious.  For such a "lowly" plant, what marvelous bounty and beauty it provides!

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Kristine Kainer
AOT, AWA

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Abalone Shell

Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
20 x 20 x 1.325
SOLD - Commissions welcome

One of the most mesmerizing of shells is the abalone. As a child, I had a large one (purchased in a beach gift shop during a family vacation in Nagshead, North Carolina). I kept my favorite pieces of jewelry in it for years. Sadly, it disappeared some time after I graduated from college (any ideas, Mom?) and I’ve always regretted not having one to paint. (If you are familiar with my work, I ADORE painting sea shells.) Recently, however, I acquired a “new” abalone shell. Look out, world—this is my first abalone painting, but it won’t be my last!



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Kristine Kainer
AOT, CFAI, AWA

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Baking Day

Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
20 x 20 x 1.375
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This painting reminds me of my Finnish grandmother's kitchen in the Bronx. She was always baking something. Her apple fritters, though, were heavenly!


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Kristine Kainer
AOT, CFAI, AWA

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Salsa


Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
20x20

Though summer has ended, autumn has still not taken hold of central Texas.  My garden continues to produce tomatoes and peppers of all kinds.  Also, my little potted lemon tree is, in reality, a lime tree.  What better way to celebrate the vibrant flavors of this produce than to make salsa?

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Kristine Kainer
AOT, CFAI, AWA

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Fried Egg


Oil
10x10
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Owning an old farmhouse in the country has its perks. Fresh eggs are a major one! Here is one of those luscious eggs—complete with a luscious orange yolk—that I recently enjoyed for breakfast.

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Kristine Kainer
AOT, CFAI, AWA

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bacon and Egg Breakfast




Copyright Kristine Kainer 2015
Oil on Canvas
6x6
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Breakfast 24/7!



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Kristine Kainer
AOT, CFAI, AWA

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Baseball






Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
24 x 24

This little baseball has been immortalized several times.  It was hit out of the park last year while we were leaving a Round Rock Express game (Triple-A Minor League) at Dell Diamond in Texas.  It practically rolled to our car.  Obviously, we had to take it home.

This is the largest baseball I've painted to date.  (Most are about 6x6 in size.)  It is wired for hanging.  Framing is optional.

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Kristine Kainer
AOT, CFAI, AWA

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Frying Egg by Kristine Kainer

Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas
20 x 20
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This egg is from my suburban chicken, Creampuff. Her eggs are exquisite (especially the golden yolks) and worthy of immortalization in art. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

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Kristine Kainer
AOT, AWA

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Mussel Shells



Oil on Gallery-wrapped Canvas
20 x 20
SOLD - Commissions Welcome

I like to steam my mussels with beer.  The liquid released by the mussels, combined with the beer and a few chopped shallots is quite divine!



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Kristine Kainer
AOT, CFAI, AWA

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