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.

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

Friday, April 24, 2015

Contour Drawings for Sale


One of 8 contour drawings made available today, all equine related. Because I couldn't wait ANY longer to start celebrating Derby Week!


Contour drawings were something I learned in college as part of my life drawing class. The model would hold a pose for 10 minutes, and we were to draw the edges of her form. In 10 minutes. I know it sounds impossible, and at the beginning, it very nearly was. With practice, those contour drawings became blind ones (meaning that we couldn't look at our paper while drawing), and those poses shortened to 2 minutes. It's all a matter of training one's eye and hand.

At the time I enjoyed the exercise, but didn't think much of it, and stopped doing drawings shortly thereafter. What the heck was wrong with me? (I know what it was - I got seduced by COLOR and all her mysterious ways!)

Now that I've rediscovered contours, and begun doing them in colored inks, it seems to be a happy marriage. 

You can see all of the drawings here, and purchase via commenting "Mine Please" on the one you wish. If you do not have Facebook (and therefore can view but not comment) just shoot me an email with the name of the drawing you wish, and I'll mark it sold.

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

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