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NEW PAINTING Weathered

  "Weathered," 24"x30"x1-1/2", acrylic on cradled wood panel, $1800 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me   if you are interested, as I am in the process of putting together a special first dibs program for my collectors both old and new. this painting was started months ago and yet she feels like a timely arrival with the recent Roe decision. A quick reminder that this newsletter is not about politics. It is about my response to life, and how I use my art as a means to navigate that. Right now I feel like my brushes can say what language fails to. Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork - and for supporting me in my journey, warmly, Kim   available paintings reproductions my student membership & online classroom Recent online class content has included an examination of finding ideas, in depth exploration of color, behind the scenes details about the momma bear paintings, and insight on Smoke's progression. These are accompanied with ch
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NEW PAINTING Willow

  "Willow," 24"x30", acrylic on panel, $1300 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me if you are interested, as I am in the process of putting together a special first dibs program for my collectors both old and new. from my heart and then from life is how this painting came about. This Momma Bear began a couple weeks back, literally drawn overtop a pine tree painting using a previous Momma Bear painting as a reference. As I worked intuitively (meaning the reference got turned to the wall and I responded just to the new bear and whatever popped up next in my head), she began to look less like a pine tree and more like a weeping willow. It seemed fitting somehow, my association of  Momma Bears protectingt our children in a world gone mad, linked to willows - both whomping and weeping.. I hadn't spent time with a willow in years (but remembered a special one I used to bike past as a kid) and knew I needed to remedy that. A trip to Hogwarts just wasn't a

NEW PAINTING Smoke

  "Smoke," 24" in diameter x 1"deep, acrylic on cradled wood panel. Smoke will be $1800 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me   if you are interested, as I am in the process of putting together a special first dibs program for my collectors both old and new. where there's smoke, there's fire and this mare has a fire in her heart. I am thinking about the edges of ambiguity or opposing ideas. For instance today is summer solstice, a definitive line between how we measure our daylight hours. But what about those things that don't have such obvious stopping points, like summer into fall? or stillness into a gentle breeze? or smoke vs fire? where are those edges, and what do they look like? and then, once I figure that part out, how can I paint them? Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork - and for supporting me in my journey, warmly, Kim

NEW PAINTING The Edge of Night

  "The Edge of Night," 24"x36"x1-1/2"", acrylic mixed media on deep cradled panel. Night will be $2000 plus s&h when available. But you need a little patience, as she's a candidate for a juried exhibition. If you can't stand the wait,  message me  and I'll get those results to you as soon as I have them myself. intuition is a huge part of my process. It's a weird thing to explain, how I bring a painting to life. An idea shows up and I invite her to the easel. Sometimes her visit is quick. Other times she can overstay her welcome - I think these are the ideas that show up before I have the skills to bring do them justice. Such was the case with Night - this painting literally took years to finish. I would carry her to a certain point, then realize I was lost, so she'd get set aside until I knew what was to come next.  That knowing is a strange thing - it's the sort of knowing one has in a dream state. You can't touch the sour

NEW PAINTING Queen

  "Queen," 16x20", acrylic mixed media on panel. Queen is $850 plus s&h to the first asking nicely - will it be you?   message me   to find out. Queen is a lesson painting ....but what does that mean, really? it means that her creation process was included in a video lesson shared in my online classroom. In her case I demonstrated how I work though various ideas as the piece progresses. Curious? want to join us? of course you do, and of course you can! my online classroom is basically a monthly membership ranging from $15-25 (you could also sign up at $4/month, which buys treats for Blue). Inside the classroom you will find regular content sharing exclusive behind the scenes footage and ramblings about my process and ideation along with structured exercises to help you manage a studio business and find your own style. Lessons come approximately weekly. The initial payment unlocks the previous 12 months of content, and then you are billed the first of the month onward

NEW PAINTING Ivy

  "Ivy," 24"x30"x1-1/2", acrylic mixed media on cradled panel with image painted around the sides (so no need to frame), $1800 plus s&h. Ivy could be yours -   message me   to make that happen. life influences art ....can you tell I gardened all weekend? trimmed trees, relocated some perennials, got my dahlias in the ground, deadheaded and weeded. It was a wonderful jumble of line and form played to a backtrack of birdsong. I know you see something different, but when I look at my paintings, I am reconnected with a moment in time. They are little pinpoints on my life's journey. Ivy is a sunny day in June spent ankle deep in periwinkle and discovering morning glories sprouted up nearly everywhere. What story does Ivy tell you?! Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork, warmly, Kim

NOW AVAILABLE Geranium

  NOW AVAILABLE "Geranium," 24"x20", acrylic mixed media on panel, $1100 plus s&h to   the first asking nicely.  Please send any questions  my way  and thanks so much for your interest in my artwork. Geranium and a few of her friends are looking for permanent homes. You can   see them over on my website   - and yes, I will combine shipping. The next studio sale will be focused on momma bears, and most likely happen by the end of this month. If you can't wait that long, I do have   Moss   and   Wander  immediately available. Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, Be well and be inspired, Kim