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NEW PAINTING Incarnate (Daydream 44)

"Incarnate (Daydream 44)," 30x30x2", gallery wrapped canvas, acrylics and graphite, image painted/extended around wrap so no need to frame, $1499 plus s&h. Available through March 6th viaStarkweather Art Center. Inquiries may always come to me. It's been a busy last couple of weeks outside the studio, between exhibition openings, guild meetings, artwork delivery and pickup, and critique sessions. I have not been able to get to the easel as much as I would like, but this sort of activity fuels and motivates. There is inspiration that happens when one gets to view artwork in person and talk to other creators. And, of course, I love getting my work out into the world, too, always.

I am so very thrilled and thankful to share that the above painting, Incarnate, was honored with a second place award atStarkweather Arts' Center'sMembership Show, juried by Peter Gahan. I thoroughly enjoyed being a panelist at thePaint Creek Center for the Artsdiscussion relative …
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Happy Valentines Day

"David+Austin," 36" x 48", acrylics on a flat panel,message mefor purchase details. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypel, venmo and payment plans. Inquiries on this painting and any others are always welcome, and may come to me. I think it's silly how Valentines Day has become this be all end of of demonstrating romantic love.

Why can we celebrate love all the time?

Every single type of love, every single day?

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork journey,
Warmly, Kim

NEW PAINTING Song of Three (Daydream 43)

"Song of Three (Daydream 43)," (this one is incredibly difficult to photograph - there is so much glare from the layers - I'll have to take her outside on an overcast day and try again), 36x48x1", gallery wrapped canvas, acrylics and graphite, image painted/extended around wrap so no need to frame, $2499 plus s&h. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypel, venmo and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me. So over the last two years this particular canvas has had several iterations - one being layers of punk tulle, then there were some parrot tulips, and those, over the course of the last week, became primroses. That's the thing about painting intuitively - one is never fully in control of the outcome, merely channeling the ideas.

In other related news, my blow dryer caught fire today while I was using it to dry this painting. Not sure if that was her way of stating her opinion......

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork jou…

STUDIO NEWS February 2020

Detail from my easel of a current, untitled, painting in process. Studio News, February 2020 I am feeling crushed by our world right now. If my kids had behaved like some of our leaders, they would have lost their cell phones, bedroom doors would be off the hinges and they would be grounded for life. The news is depressing, exhausting, terrifying and misleading. I need to invite more happiness into my life to counteract world events.

Turbulent times light a spark inside all of us, and artists respond with their creativity. Future generations will look back at the artwork from these years and have a better idea of what our times were like, because we artists are telling that story through our eyes (think ofPicasso's Guernica).

While pursuing my MFA many, many moons ago, my work was criticized for being too pretty. I know it - no matter how hard I try to bring more grit into my paintings, they ultimately reflect my (usually) rabid optimism. I realize now that this could be my superpow…

NEW PAINTING Maimie (Daydream 45)

"Maimie (Daydream 45)," 20x30x1-1/2", gallery wrapped extra deep canvas, acrylics and graphite, image painted/extended around wrap so no need to frame, $1299 plus s&h. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypel, venmo and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me. Maimie was my great-grandmother. When she could no longer care for herself, she moved into the basement of my grandmother's home. One of my favorite parts of visiting my grandmother was the added 2-for-1 part - I got double the love within each visit.

Every day I write a list of 10 things I want to remember in my journal. Usually they are things encountered inside the last 24 hours. But today I am making an exception.

Some of my favorite memories of Maimie:
1. She always had a canary. When her last one died, she was gifted a music box - a bamboo bird cage with a tiny bird on a swing. How I loved getting permission to turn the birdsong on.
2. We had a standing date with Mr Rogers every weekd…

NEW PAINTING Hedgie (plus a special offer on Pet Portraits)

"Hedgie," 6x6x1-1/2", gallery wrapped extra deep canvas, acrylics, image painted/extended around wrap so no need to frame. This original painting is extra deep, and will sit upright on it's own (see photo below). $224 plus $20 s&h. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypel, venmo and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me. While I may forever best be known as the creator of "Painting a Dog a Day," the daily pet portrait blogand personal challenge I started in 2006, I actually paint all sorts of animals. Hedgehogs included. And while I have mostly shared other sorts of paintings the past few years (figurativeSirens, equine and rabbitEchos, and abstractDaydreams), I continue to do pet portraits quietly in the background.

I have a few beautiful little panels like Hedgie's residual from another project, and they need sweet little faces. So I'm putting out the call - there are (5) 6x6s (one is 1-1/2" deep, the other 4 are 1&q…

NEW PAINTING All Ears

"All Ears," 8x10x1/2", gallery wrapped canvas, acrylics and graphite, image painted/extended around wrap so no need to frame. $299 plus $20 s&h. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypel, venmo and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me. So yesterday I had great things in mind for my easel time.

None of them manifested.

It was one disaster after another.

I figured out why (great plans but very little actual planning while also forcing in process pieces to be something they weren't destined to become). And then I tried to salvage what was left of my afternoon and evening by painting something palatable.

A fun painting. Inside my comfort zone. Something cleansing, that would reset my energy levels and ready me to return to the studio with joy as opposed to dread.

So what's more fun than a chick wearing bunny slippers? A chick wearing bunny slippers with bunny ears, too, of course!

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork journey,
War…