How a Painting is Born — The Curious and Contagious Nature of Inspiration

Karen Espig
5 min readAug 23, 2021

Cadenza - Chroma and Timbre — Inspired by a composer, inspired by a painting, inspired by a musician practicing on a beautiful September afternoon.

“Cadenza — Chroma and Timbre”, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 x 1.5 inches, Karen Espig, 2021

I have a full-time day job, but that is not what I define as my work. I am an artist. Painting is not a hobby or something I do in my spare time; it is my chosen work. It does not yet pay the…

Karen Espig

I am a contemporary figure painter, working primarily in oils. I am also a Canadian Expat living in Albania. Follow my art and travel journey.