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Studio News, September 2019

With "Untitled (Pigtails)," at the opening of the Artists' Choice Show at The Anton Art Center this past Saturday. Photo courtesy of The Anton Art Center. Studio Newsletter, September 2019 Remember last month when I told you about all the exhibition rejection letters I was bracing for? well, to my surprise, they did not arrive. I was juried into 4 different shows, which delighted me to no end. Which means you can now see my paintings in the 59th Annual Thumb Area Art Exhibition atStarkweather Gallery(Romeo, Michigan), as part of theDetroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptorsannual show (Grosse Pointe, Michigan) and at theAnton Art Center(Mt. Clemens, Michigan). At the end of this month, theGreater Michigan Art Exhibitionwill open at the Aldon Dow Museum of Science and Art (Midland, Michigan), and I'll have work there as well. I've included links to each of the shows so that you may see their various details and plan a visit to one - or more - of the spaces.

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NEW PAINTING Daydream 13

"Daydream 13," 24" x 30", acrylics and graphite on panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans.  Inquiries may always cometo me. This painting is a very personal one. The figure is myself, as a child, inspired by a school photo. I was so lost (and not because the photographer made me take off my glasses for the picture) - aware that I was different and convinced (wrongly so, I might add) that this was very much not ok. If I could go back to Little Kim, I would tell her to own her story and let her heart shine more brightly. I would teach her about spirit guides, tell her that intuition is a fabulous navigator, and being 4 eyed was not a curse.

And I'd whisper in her ear that she was, and will continue to be, an artist with every breath she takes.

Thanks so very much for following along on my art journey,
Warmly, Kim

9/11 changed Americans forever in so many ways. It saddens me that my children grew …

NEW PAINTING Figment 2

"Figment 2," 16" x 20", acrylics and graphite on panel, $599 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans.  Inquiries may always cometo me.

The Daydreams have become multi-faceted. Original Daydreams included a representational object as the starting point, like a bit of clover or a daisy. They were about that moment when lucidity dissolves and imagination steps up to the plate.

Some of my recent pieces, though, are complete abstractions, even though they started (just like the others) with a snippet of something from The Real World (this one was milk weed pods). Today's painting was not about the moment a Daydream began. Instead, it was all about the dream's journey and how it made me feel. So that inherent difference meant that I had to somehow classify this painting (and similar ones) as being separate from the others.

Which means there's now a new kid in town. Well, let's be real, pretty soon…

NEW PAINTING Daydream 25 (Glory)

"Daydream 25 (Glory)," 18" x 24", acrylics and graphite media on panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans.  Inquiries may always cometo me. I'm staring at this painting, reaching for words, but I just can't. I have a gut level connection to these Daydream paintings, and each one pulls me more deeply into a space I simply can't articulate. Which I suppose means they are successful, but it's hard for me to truly and objectively assess that because they are meant to be an emotional response, not a representational painting.

I know how to measure the success of a representational painting. But measuring an emotional response? that's still a bit hazy to me.

Thanks so very much for following along on my art journey,
Warmly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Daydream 24

"Daydream 24," which, ironically and synchroniously is also 24" x 24", acrylics, collage and water based media on panel, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always cometo me.
Yes, this is a painting in a painting. One of the Cornflower Dream paintings (remember those sketches on paper I did a couple weeks back?) sacrificed herself to be a part of this larger daydream. She's pretty pleased with her decision, too.

There's plenty more where this came from. The paintings are pushing and shoving, rushing to get out of my head. I'm trying to keep them calm and somewhat organized, but it's an awful lot like herding cats. Which Blue tries to do quite frequently to Mona and DaVinci, with great enthusiasm and always unsuccessfully. I'm hoping for a better outcome.

Meanwhile, the Daydream paintings are being well received as they venture out into the world. There are 2 in the …

Commission a Pet Portrait

"Cannonball," a pet portrait which now sits in a private collection (thank you SO much LH!). Portraits start at $399. Inquiries may always cometo me. You can read this in a whisper if it helps, but summer is coming to a close. Our local grocery has had ceramic pumpkins at the front of their store for a couple weeks, which I find offensive in August, but nevertheless, there they sit because noone consulted me first.

However, now is a great time to take outdoor photos of your pet if you are thinking about commissioning a portrait in the coming months (I won't say it, but, ahem, the h*(!$@&$......). Turn the flash off on your camera, and get down to their eye level while they are playing. Don't worry about a "sit, stay" - those sorts of photos are fine, but casual non-posed action shots also translate well to a WOW portrait. And I happen to know someone who's got nearly 20 years of experience in creating custom, original WOW portraits that will knock yo…

NEW PAINTING Daydream 22

"Daydream 22," 11" x 14" x 3/4", acrylics on cradeled wood panel, $499 plus s&h. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always cometo me. This one is fascinating to me. There's magic happening in the depths of the garden. Jack might have dropped a bean seed, and it's just germinated.

What do YOU see?

Thanks so very much for following along on my art journey,
Warmly, Kim