Karen Bandy Studio

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New in the gallery is the featured colorful abstract painting called "Spring River." When I was 21 years old, a friend and I left college to live and work in Sunriver for the summer. It was such a wonderful time we didn't want to go back to Eugene!

I will always remember the times sitting at a cabin on Spring River (just across the Deschutes) feasting on fresh-caught crawdads and drinking Annie Greensprings wine. Times were so simple and relaxed back then.  
 
Okay, I'm dating myself, but the memory has stayed clear and vivid in my mind and as I was painting this and it evolved I was struck by how lyrical and flowing it is, much like Spring River. The greens remind me of the grassy lawn, the white the cold spring-fed river, and the orange the setting sun reflected off the water...or maybe the orange is the crawdads themselves!
 
 "Spring River," 40" x 30" acrylic on canvas with watercolor crayon accents. I also have some fun new earrings and of course have been busy working with the new gems that I bought in Tucson.