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.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Painting with my Shero, Lisa Daria Kennedy


"Peonies III," one of 6 paintings completed this weekend at the Lisa Daria Kennedy workshop in Traverse City, Michigan. The pieces are all 6" square, acrylic, and with the exception of one piece on mylar, are done on masonite. This painting and her 5 friends are for sale - $75 each includes s&h - details are here. Inquiries may always come my way.

Back to Earth

You know how you put someone on a pedestal and believe they are perfect? and then when you get the chance to meet them, and learn they are merely human, you are disappointed?
 
Well, that DIDN'T happen this weekend.

One of my painting Shero's, Lisa Daria Kennedy, came to Michigan to teach this last weekend. And I was one of 10 lucky students who got to pick her brains on color, brushwork, developing a personal voice, squirrels, artistic influences (she did mention Susan Lichtman once or twice), critiques, values, food, messy buns and traveling with art supplies, daily painting, work flow, an arts education - seems like we covered a lot of ground!

We also pushed a lot of paint - she worked us hard, but there was constant laughter in the classroom. I had a lightbulb moment with every exercise we did, too.

I came home with 6 paintings I am very proud of and a new fascination with painting on mylar - looking forward to exploring that in the coming months.

Meanwhile, my paintings are available for purchase here - take a peek and let me know if you would like one shipped to you! At only $75 each, they are an affordable and vibrant touch of original art to add to your home or office!

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