Portfolio > Rockscapes

I started this series when I was awarded an artist-in-residence, located on the southern coast of Oregon. For me, the impact of the dynamic rocks standing guard over the dramatic Oregon coastline began a new conversation with the natural world. These images are a by-product of my exploration of our impermanent human nature in the context of nature's unrelenting presence.


linocut print on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
Linocut print on paper
5 1/4" x 9 1/2"
linocut of coastal rocks
Linocut print on gray paper
7 1/2" x 10 3/8"
color linocut on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
Color linocut print on paper
5 1/4" x 9 1/2"
fine art linocut print on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
Linocut print on paper
4" x 6"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock still life by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
18" x 24"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on panel
7 3/4" x 11 3/4"
oil and acrylic painting on panel of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on panel
7 3/4" x 11 3/4"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock still life by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
36" x 48"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock still life by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
36" x 48"
charcoal drawing, still life on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
charcoal on paper
18" x 24"
Charcoal drawing, still life on paper by female artist Karen S. Purdy
charcoal on paper
18" x 24"
monotype color print of rock landscape portrait by female artist Karen S. Purdy
monotype - color
7 1/2" x 12"
monotype color print of rock landscape portrait by female artist Karen S. Purdy
monotype - color
8" x 12"
graphite drawing on paper landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
graphite on paper
5" x 10"
oil and acrylic painting on panel of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on panel
10" x 14"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
18" x 24"
oil and acrylic painting on linen of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on linen
18" x 24"
monotype color print of rock landscape portrait by female artist Karen S. Purdy
monotype - color
8" x 12"
monotype color print of rock landscape portrait by female artist Karen S. Purdy
monotype - color
8" x 12"
oil and acrylic painting on panel of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on panel, gilding
17" x 17"
oil and acrylic painting on panel of rock landscape by female artist Karen S. Purdy
oil and acrylic on panel, gilding
12" x 18"