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NEW PAINTING Terra Cotta

  "Terra Cotta," 24"x36", acrylic on panel, $1300 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me   if you are interested and I can add you to my First Dibs Collector's Club. First Dibbers have priority purchasing when it comes to my new work. the Momma Bears are evolving   and this one seems to be particularly powerful. I feel elements of my prior works in here - she is   sirenesque , carries some   daydream like passages , and is rooted in the   Talisman pieces . I also see her reflecting some of my more recent interests relative to brushwork, earthy color, and skies. Don't forget about   her sister bears that will be available on Friday at noon eastern.   And if you are looking to add more than one to your collection,   reach out to me   for a collector rate and combined ship costs. Thanks so much for following along with my art journey, warmly, Kim
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NEW PAINTING Dusk

  "Dusk," 24" in diameter, acrylic on cradled panel, $1800 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me   if you are interested and I can add you to my First Dibs Collector's Club. First Dibbers already have access to purchasing Dusk. There are also 5 other paintings currently in the First Dibs space.....  a tornado siren in the middle of last night    brought me outside to skywatch. It was dry and not yet eerily still, so there was no immanent need to take cover. The clouds slid across the night sky and I marveled at the moon, glowing calmly while threatening lightening painted the sky opposite the full moon and a constant roll of thunder moved across us. We had a good 20 minutes or so of this before the rain ushered us back inside. This morning when I came into the studio, Dusk greeted me. I had started her yesterday, working with the idea of densely tangled growth such as what I pruned away over the past three weekends. Life influencing art, right? well now she

NEW PAINTING Ether

  "Ether," 24" in diameter, acrylic on cradled panel, $1800 plus s&h when available.   Reach out to me   if you are interested and I can add you to my First Dibs Collector's Club. First Dibbers get advance access to new work like Ether, before she is offered publicly. I currently have 6 paintings in the First Dibs space.....  she took me for a ride, this one   as a painting that pushes the boundaries should. I try to do something new with each piece - I call these explorations my "what ifs" - and there were a number of them in Ether that sounded fantastic to ask, but were bears to resolve. Like what if the dandelion flowers and leaves were of differing scale? and what if I allowed the pencil lines to become as prominent as the brushwork. And what if I push the idea of an equine shape into nothingness (like air) - how far can I go without losing the sense that she is a horse? What ifs are a key component of my teaching style. I encourage my students to l

NEW PAINTING Sanctuary

  "Sanctuary," 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. Those who are part of the First Dibs group will get access to painting sales before the general public; if you are seriously interested in acquiring a piece or you have purchased an original from me within the last 3 years, you will have the option to join this group. Collectors please watch for an email in the next few days. a few weeks ago I invited this painting back to my easel   because it was time to add to her story. Things had played out in the world, and with fresh eyes I saw that I could make some powerful changes to her design.  I believe I have finished her - at least for now. Who knows when the next chapter will show up (and if she's no longer here in the studio, I'll have to start a new one, lol!!) This painting remains

NEW PAINTING The Mother Tree

"The Mother Tree," 24"x30", acrylic on cradled wood 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. Those who are part of the First Dibs group will get access to painting sales before the general public; if you have purchased an original from me within the last 3 years, you will have the option to join this group - watch for an email out in the next few days. mother trees are the biggest, oldest trees in the forest   and through their root system, they share nutrients and knowledge with their neighbors and offspring both. Mother trees are living examples that our true strength comes from helping. We are at our strongest, our best, when we support our community's health, build valuable and insightful connections, and share our gifts across the board. I aspire to be a Mother Tree. Who's coming with me? Thanks so much

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

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