Sunday, July 5, 2020

Horses ~ Facing the Wind Together



Let us share our strength, courage, kindness and compassion. Together we can weather this storm. We will need much patience, inner wisdom and endurance - but good deeds, responsible action and love will get us through these challenging times.
Let us strive to become the best we can be and then rejoice together in a more loving, peaceful and healthy world.

Facing the Wind Together
by vegan artist © Karrel Christopher
original oil on board painting Size: 45 x 45 cm
~ from the HEART SPIRIT: Horse Series I -
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Karrel-Christopher-ART-Photography-379579508720158/photos/?tab=album&album_id=438159962862112

ART website: http://karrelchristopher.com/

PEACE for ALL BEINGS
It is urgently important that we unveil the deceptions and delusions that allow us to compartmentalize our compassion, goodness and ethics.
We must stop betraying *non*human lives and the Earth.
When we discover our conscience ~ we must act.
All beings cherish safety, family, freedom and LIFE
~~~ Live, rejoice and prosper VEGAN ~~~
Create a world respectful, just, safe and joyous for everyone. ~ KC

Friday, July 3, 2020

Oil painting of RED TULIPS














RED TULIPS COLLECTION
original oil paintings by © Karrel Christopher
#1 - single blossom 11’’ x 14’’ oil on canvas board
#2 - pair of blossoms 16’’ x 20’’ oil on canvas
#3 - pair of blossoms 20’’ x 24’’ oil on canvas
#4 - group of three, contemporary 50 x 50 cm oil on board
#5 - pair of blossoms 30 x 30 cm oil on canvas
#6 - single blossom, back side 30 x 30 cm oil on canvas

Bring spring's beauty and inspiration into your home or office to enjoy all year long.
~available for purchase ~ message me for details ~

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tatanka Frame Drum



Honoring the spirit of the Buffalo
TATANKA by © Karrel Christopher
original design & painting on Frame Drum ~ SOLD ~
Please feel welcome to contact me for the creation of your one-of-a-kind spirit drum.

Commissions: Each is a unique design by Karrel painted with great care and detail using professional artist oil paints on *non*leather REMO frame drums.
> two options >

Remo FiberSkyn Frame Drum – with a 2.5" deep frame, featuring a smooth finish dark brown outer edge with hand notch. This affordable model is slightly lighter and makes for ease in longer playing sessions - and is more compact for storage & travel.

The original classic Buffalo Style Frame Drum - with a 3 1/2'' deep frame , textured beige outer edge - includes a new style nylon cord handle and soft mallet. This quality drum has the substantial weight, feel and tone you will love!

*REMO synthetic drum heads are more tone stable in various humidity and temperatures than animal skin drums. Every drummer I have spoken with compliments their quality, durability and rich tone!
Sizes available: 12”, 14”, 16” and 22” inch diameter.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tigers - Hand Painted Frame Drums

















BLACK & WHITE TIGER ...&...GOLDEN TABBY TIGER
 by vegan artist © Karrel Christopher
 16'' Remo Buffalo Style Frame Drum - NON-leather
** completed ** ready to ship **
Your drumming meditations, prayers, chants and ceremonies can be played without the cruelty of dead animal skin. Embrace COMPASSIONATE DRUMMING ~ The marriage of art, sound, rhythm...a gentle soothing tone or bold voice - it is your choice. *NON*leather Frame Drums painted with professional artist oils by artist Karrel Christopher. Celebrating the elements of nature & honoring its special animal beings with spiritual joy.
For new commissions, I have two styles of quality REMO Frame Drums available for my custom designed and painted creations. The classic Buffalo Style Frame Drum 3 1/2'' deep...or... the newer Fiberskyn Frame Drum 2 1/2'' deep - in diameters of 14'', 16'' or 22''. Both are NON-leather.
The surface of these drums are a dream to paint on - allowing for beautiful detail and durability. You can drum to your hearts content knowing that no animal was butchered for these drum heads. And happily the synthetic drum head is more tone stable in various humidity and temperatures than animal skin drums. Every drummer I have spoken with compliments their quality and rich tones! There are so many ways to create pleasing sounds on these frame drums. They may be played for musical enjoyment, mediation and ceremony with a soft mallet provided. Play with your hands without jewelry and avoiding sharp nails. More bell like tones by striking the rim and bottom edge with your fingers and palm. Call to great spirit with love, beauty and compassion --and enjoy fine art in your sanctuary space and drumming circles.
Please feel welcome to contact me about commissioning your unique drum.

FB Page ~ Hand Painted NON-leather Frame Drums by Karrel Christopher ART & Photography -- https://www.facebook.com/pg/Karrel-Christopher-ART-Photography-379579508720158/photos/?tab=album&album_id=827375437273894

Painted Frame Drums Portfolio: https://karrelchristopher.com/drums-wildlife-a-plants.html

Drums completed and ready to ship: https://karrelchristopher.com/drums-wildlife-a-plants/drums-thar-are-available.html


All beings cherish safety, family, freedom and LIFE
~~~ Live, rejoice and prosper VEGAN ~~~
Create a world respectful, just, safe and joyous for everyone. ~ KC

Monday, June 22, 2020

Custom Painted Frame Drums

























They just arrived!! ~ My favorite drums to paint on!
Two classic 16’’ Remo Buffalo Style Frame Drums are now available for me to create your custom, one-of-a-kind spirit drum. 
And of course they are non-leather.
Our world is in the midst of many uneasy changes – so now more than ever – we can benefit from our meditations, connections to nature, beauty, art and musical expressions.
Peace, healing and evolution starts within each one of us.
You can enjoy the tranquility of solo drumming and chanting – or join with your favorite drum circles - practicing proper social distancing and wearing masks. 
~ The beat goes on!! ~

Check out the links below for samples of my work, ideas and inspiration.
Please feel welcome to contact me for more information.

~ 5 PAINTED *non*leather FRAME DRUMS completed and ready to ship: http://karrelchristopher.com/drums-wildlife-a-plants/drums-thar-are-available.html


~ Paintings by vegan artist © Karrel Christopher ~ All rights reserved ~ “Shares” are welcomed with credits and links included. Thank you for your interest and support ~ KC

Friday, June 19, 2020

Yellow Welsh Poppy with Bee

























Yellow Welsh Poppy with Bee by © Karrel Christopher
original oil on canvas painting - 30 x 30 cm 
Now more than ever, gardening is good for the soul, the bees & other insects, wildlife and the planet.  Whether you have a patio with pots, a home yard, allotment or meadow, please create a peace garden that supports all our important, beautiful and magical wildlife.
ART website: https://www.karrelchristopher.com/
Art on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Karrel-Christopher-ART-Photography-379579508720158/
Gardener's World: Best Plants for Bees: https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/plants-for-bees/ 
Why do we needs bees? https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees/why-do-we-need-beeshttps://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees/why-do-we-need-bees
BEE KIND ~ BEE COMPASSIONATE ~ BEE VEGAN
All beings cherish safety, family, freedom and LIFE
~~~ Live, rejoice and prosper VEGAN ~~~
Create a world respectful, just, safe and joyous for everyone.
 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Young Nubian Goat Portrait

























Paw Paula Nubian Goat ~ by © Karrel Christopher
original oil on board ~ 24 x 34 cm
~ paintings honoring Earth Family
In recent years I had the privilege of getting to know a family of Nubian goats - spanning several generations. They are extremely close and affectionate creatures and being accepted into their herd was a very heartwarming experience. "Paw Paula" was one of a set of triplets. All were beautiful and very endearing but Paw Paula seemed to connect with me very closely soon after her birth. She would gaze at me so warmly with her lovely golden eyes and follow me where ever I went. I learned the particular way she liked her face and back rubbed and caressed. The moment I stopped - she would gently paw at me until I resumed her grooming and love. I was rewarded with silly noises and kisses on my face. Those sweet reminders with her paw became her trademark right into her adulthood. She will always have a special place in my heart. Each and every goat I have met has a unique and fascinating personality. Each has taught me the special gift of connection. Please get to know our wondrous Earth Family and offer them the respect and consideration they all deserve. PEACE for ALL BEINGS

Goat Paintings by Karrel Christopher https://www.facebook.com/pg/Karrel-Christopher-ART-Photography-379579508720158/photos/?tab=album&album_id=827374347274003
ART website: https://karrelchristopher.com/

All beings cherish safety, family, freedom and LIFE
~~~ Live, rejoice and prosper VEGAN ~~~
Create a world respectful, just, safe and joyous for everyone.