Talisman

In 2008, I created a series of paintings I called Talisman.  I used 18″ x 24″ canvases, designing them to have a chalkboard space and a square surface for oil and collage.  There are twenty-four pieces in this collection – six with black chalkboard paint on top, six with black chalkboard paint on the bottom, six with green chalk board paint on top and six with green chalkboard paint on the bottom.  Once I mapped out that construction, I gave each painting a border as well.  I used a ruler and other devices to measure out the compositions adding text in chalk that would eventually erase.

Art can be fleeting just as emotion is a kind of journey with turns and changes along the way.  Everything changes.

These paintings are for sale for $200 each.  They are unframed.

Shield, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Shield, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

4 Ever, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, 4 Ever, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Coin, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Coin, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Domino, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Domino, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Charm, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Charm, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Presto, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Presto, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Dragon, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Dragon, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Find, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Find, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Liberty, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Liberty, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Magic, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Magic, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Luxe, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Luxe, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Nine Gifts, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Nine Gifts, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Prize, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Prize, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Perfect Fit, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Perfect Fit, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Heart, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Heart, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Shadow, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Shadow, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Vow, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Vow, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200

 

Tic Tok, 18" x 24", 2008, mixed media
Karen Tashkovski, Tic Tok, 18″ x 24″, 2008, mixed media, $200