Targets

I love square paintings.  And 36″ x 36″ is the perfect size.  They are substantial targets!  I created them in the summer of 1997 when I was working as a master teacher at the New York State Summer School of the Arts at Cazenovia College.

I prepared the canvases by gluing additional canvas to the surface.  I like the way the raw edges create additional texture.  I measured out the composition using a yardstick following thumbnail sketches – the finished paintings varied very little from the original concepts!

I used oil bars and oil paint favoring metallics, titanium white, mars black, and lots of color with domino borders.  They are framed in maple and are for sale for $800 each.

Karen Tashkovski, Good Fortune, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Good Fortune, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Let It Go, 36" x 36", 1997, 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Let It Go, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Sacrifice, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Sacrifice, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Same Old, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Same Old, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Sequence, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Sequence, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Simplify, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Simplify, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Success, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Success, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Surrender, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Surrender, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Synchronize, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Synchronize, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800

 

Karen Tashkovski, Finale, 36" x 36", 1997, oil & collage, $800
Karen Tashkovski, Finale, 36″ x 36″, 1997, oil & collage, $800
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