Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kanab, A Visual Memory

Yesterday afternoon I drove from Las Vegas Nevada to Kanab Utah, through the desert and mountains, listening to Stravinsky and watching the sun slowly drop lower in the sky, casting lovely deep purple shadows through the landscape. I arrived in Kanab too late in the day to visit Best Friends, but made the most of my evening settling in and getting to know my roomie Dottie, a wonderfully opinion gray and white kitty wise in years. We are getting along famously.

I then pulled out my paints and decided to try an exercise in visual memory. Using casein (a milk based paint with some wonderful properties – I am just learning to work with it), I quickly laid down boldly colored stripes that would make up my landscape, adding layers of glaze (watered down casein) and modeling the shapes of the cliffs, sky and desert all from memory.

I can't wait to take my paints into the sanctuary! I'll be there first thing tomorrow......

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork and musings with your friends and family.
Kim

PS I will have intermittent internet access while here, which means my posts will hit a day later. It also means I'll not be as responsive to emails – but I promise to reply to your inquiries as soon as I possibly can.

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