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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Monday, April 20, 2015

Painting Intuitively - Puff Ball


"Puff Ball", 10" x 10" acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a sweet little Pomeranian from my archives. A result of the active pursuit of lessons learned from one Stanka Kordic. The painting is not for sale, but as always, inquiries may come directly to me. Oh, and in process photos are here

Painting Intuitively

It's an admirable goal. Just picking up the brushes and sliding into some alternate consciousness while the piece paints itself.
 
For the record, THAT never happens here.

But I AM trying to listen more to what the painting tells me it needs, and less to that annoying voice in my head that is quick to remind me of all that I'm doing wrong. Which, apparently, is a heck of a lot.
 
This was something that Stanka Kordic really hammered home during her workshop. We have intuition for a reason, and stifling it serves nobody, least of all the painting.
 
Of course there is a difference between intuition and inner critic. Just need to clarify that.
 
And tuning into intuition allows us to take risks that our inner critic would not allow. At least, not quietly.
 
So this piece was me embracing intuition while my inner critic was duct taped into silence.
 
Oh, and then, I got to finger paint.
 
And dance badly to very loud music.
 
And look what came of it all!! The world did not end, nor did my easel self combust.
 
(If you are a Stanka fan, check out the new video outlining her painting process. It's sublime.)
 
Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork!
Warmly, Kim 
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