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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mum's Kitten


"Mums Kitten," 10" x 16," acrylics on masonite, depicting a second black and white kitten (I painted one yesterday). Please forgive the poor quality of the photo - this painting is VERY wet and most likely will take a couple hours to dry, so I opted for an iPhone pic and a little glare as opposed to waiting until 1am - I hope you can forgive me! I'll put a scan on the blog tomorrow - but meanwhile, this little guy can be yours for $579, and that includes s&h to your door (inside the US). Please inquire to me. And take a peek at the in process photos which are here.

Opposites

So Domino, my painting from yesterday, was a lighter valued black and white kitten painting. And Mum went in the opposite direction - there are lots of richly hued dark values in this painting.

I wanted to experiment with the two extremes. See how the layered marks read when they were light vs dark. Play with lost edges at each end of the spectrum. Sand through layers of soft and deep marks and see if there was any difference in the end result.
 
I learned a lot. Which is always key.
 
And I ended up with a sweet and wonderful piece, too.
 
Speaking of learning, I also did a small 6" square floral today on the floor of my studio, in the dark. Yup, you read that right - it was a challenge Lisa Daria Kennedy posed, and I couldn't turn her down. This little bouquet is for sale - $75 will get it to your front door (inside the US).


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

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