"Warbler (Daydream 32)," 13" x 16", acrylics and graphite on wallpaper, $299 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. The rectangular section with the bird is the wallpaper itself; the remainder of the surface carried layers of marks laid down by me. The crease in the middle is part of the painting. This piece will need to be framed behind glass. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always cometo me.
I am intrigued by the addition of collage materials to my Daydream pieces. The conversation that happens between the painting itself and the collaged item is fascinating. But what happens when the collaged bit isn't collaged at all - it just looks that way? I'm figuring that part out right now.
This is a Ralph Lauren wallpaper remnant I picked up at a garage sale. The pattern, from 2006, is called Marlowe Floral Cinnabar. If you know how I might acquire additional bits of wallpaper (not necessarily this pattern, although because of the repeat, more of this would be very interesting to work with - you know how I love working in a series!!), please let me know. I'm a paint girl, and pretty clueless with respect to wallpaper acquisition.
Thanks so very much for following along on my art journey, Warmly, Kim
"Lashes and Corkscrews," 5" x 8", buckskin tobiano curly horse portrait, acrylic on board, $289 to the first taker. Do I see any hands? Inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org .
I really DID intend to paint today, but things got out of hand quickly. I think it was the Snickers bar breakfast that me going in the wrong direction right off the bat. Then the mid-morning helping of caramel corn followed by a Kit-Kat lunch.... straight downhill from there.
For the last hour I have had my palette open and the brushes out, but trick-or-treaters are coming thick and heavy, and it's becoming very clear that I will NOT be finishing the sheltie paintings tonight (so sorry JB - they are coming, though!!).
Instead I'll share with you a piece I did last week for an art competition. I won't find out about the juror's decision until December, but in the meanwhile, please enjoy Percy, my friend's new gelding. Isn't he a dear?!
I am so excited to share with you the lessons I've created exclusively for this year's Make Create Express event. The first one features butterflies and will be part of the free Creative Retreat Weekend July 11-12th. The butterfly lesson will only be available, entirely for free, during this weekend event. However BOTH lessons, the butterfly and a wonderful rabbit painting workshop, are part of the year long Make Create Express. And I'm just one of 25 other artists who have made extraordinary content. Want in? Of course you do! We are less than 3 weeks out from the Creative Retreat Weekend, and to celebrate we are having a Blog Hop Giveaway. I get to give away 1 place in the Make Create Express year long workshop. This is a $120 value - think of the art supplies you can buy with that sort of savings!! To enter just share this particular blog post on Facebook and be sure to tell me that you have done so (shared this) by commenting here on the blog by 8pm on June 25th. I will an…
"Blue," 16" x 20", acrylics on panel, not for sale. Not even if you ask nicely. My family will burn me at the stake if I let this one go.
When My Better Half works nights (like he is tonite), I play while the sun's up and work at the end of the day. It's a fun change to my normal routine.
Today included a little day trip with one of my favorite peeps in one of our favorite places. It was a delight to enjoy each other's company while the rest of the world was at work.
And tonight I had blocked time out to paint for a juried exhibit. My entry is due next week, and, true to form I waited until the nth hour. Because the next painting is always going to be the better one. Well, not always, but I do like to pretend. And I think tonite I might have played my cards well.
Well, mostly I played my cards well. You see, I turned my back, and Blue - yes, sweet little adorable - ate half my pizza** while I was feeding Gertrude Stein. Gertie the bunny, not Gertie the art…