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The Blue of Fallen Skies

"The Blue of Fallen Skies," 11" x 14", acrylics on panel, $449 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may cometo me.

I was beating myself up, because every painting I started this week ended up in my Paint Over Pile. I think much of that had to do with the news, from which I have now unplugged. A heart can only stand so much. I am going to seriously embrace my mantra "because our world needs more beauty" in the coming weeks. Who's coming with me?

Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey,
Warmly, Kim

Majia

"Majia," 20" x 24" x 1-1/2", acrylics on cradeled panel, commissioned portrait, private collection (thank you very much). This photo is a little washed out at the top, but the sun is streaming into the studio (and keeping the camera from behaving properly), so I won't complain! I accept a limited number of commissioned projects; I work with your photos to create original imagery that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Inquiries may cometo me.

Isn't Majia marvelous? The sort of horse that dreams are made of...... but she's for real, and my collector adores her. It was a special honor to paint Majia, as my client is also an artist. These sorts of projects are both validating and intimidating.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey,
Warmly, Kim

Follow the White Rabbit

"Follow the White Rabbit," 16" x 20", acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, $649 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may cometo me.

So this painting took me about 3 years to finish, not because I didn't spend enough time on her, but because I couldn't properly resolve the idea. I had this vision of an otherworldly bunny, but the previous versions were either too silly, too derivative, or too literal. The lucky collector gets all of them - they are buried underneath this final version.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey,
Warmly, Kimalice

Scatterghost

"Scatterghost," 20" circle, acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas, $899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may cometo me.

The Christchurch shooting has me feeling all sorts of feels. They settled in heavily alongside the news, and I began trying to wrap my brain around how to paint such a monstrous thing. It began with the idea of fragility, and how quickly the balance of life can shift. The paintingDelicate(who sold while still on my easel - thank you so much AK!) came off my brushes, followed by this one.

Scatterghost takes her title from the Mary Oliver poem"The Rabbit,"which is also a tale of life and death, although a sweeter one by far.

At a time when there are no words, I am grateful to have my paints.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey,
Warmly, Kim

Listen

"Listen," 12" x 16", acrylics on museum quality panel, $499 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may cometo me.

I have been very frustrated lately, both creatively and personally. Today I realized it was all relative to the idea of listening - or not listening, as the case my be. In the studio, I was forcing my paintings to conform to my process, and not paying attention to the simple construct of formulating a concept and responding to the work as it evolved. I wasn't LISTENING to what the piece was telling me it needed. In the real world, I was encountering so much noise that I couldn't retreat into my own head to complete a simple thought. I was LISTENING to more sources at a given time than my brain could sort out. Which also adds frustration in that the amount of noise was restricting my ability to hear, think, and respond thoughtfully.

I think the answer is to allow myself a cus…

The Dog Walker (Siren #75)

"The Dog Walker (Siren #75), 20" x 24", acrylics on panel, $849 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept Paypal, Venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may cometo me.

I don't do cold (it is so wrong that I live in Michigan and don't do cold), but provided it is warm enough for the dogs, I make an exception to walk them. It might involve 6 layers underneath a lunch-lady length coat and thermal knee high boots (I definitely don't look as stylish as this girl!), but I get my butt outside and follow my dogs butts around the 'hood. A good walk behind a waggy tail clears one's head.

Of course, such a walk is all the more marvelous when it doesn't take an hour to thaw out afterwards, but that's just my opinion.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey,
Warmly, Kim

Pressed Flower (Siren #73)

"Pressed Flower (Siren #73), 18" x 24", acrylics on panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. (There is a wee bit of glare from the studio lighting on the left side of the painting) I accept Paypal, Venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may cometo me.

There's not been much paint getting moved about the last couple weeks. I've been too busy varnishing, framing, wiring, packing and shipping paintings. At the end of tomorrow, I will have sent 30 pieces out into the world inside the last 12 days. I am so ready to return to playing with color and birthing new works.

Today was an unexpected gift - in between working with students, I got a little time at my own easel. And would you look who at showed up - a delightful, delicate presence. I think she's Joy. Maybe she's Hope. It doesn't really matter who she is, though, because she is perfectly preserved in paint, so that I can figure out her identity in my own sweet time.

Thanks, as al…

TIny Dancer

Tiny Dancer (from The Sirens series), 24" x 48", acrylics on panel, $1499 plus s&h. All inquiries are welcome to cometo me.

The Princess (who really needs a nickname better suited for a young lady set to conquer the world) started her final season of competitive dance this past Saturday. I remember her like this, like it was only yesterday - a tiny dancer so enamored with her tutu and the stage lighting, that she never even saw the audience.

This painting, along with many others inspired by my girl and her passion for dance, will be part of a solo show opening this coming Friday, March 8th, atStone's Throw Theater.Please join us for a champagne reception, 5-8pm, and see my favorite Siren paintings in person. This is a family friendly, free to the public event.

It's not often that artists get to hang an entire body of work. Typically we send one or two pieces out to a particular exhibition, and share the limelight with a group of other creatives. I am very lucky …