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NEW PAINTING Gingko

  "Gingko," 24"x36"x1-1/2", acrylics and graphite on cradled panel, image wrapped around edges for a beautiful contemporary look, $1899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come  to me . Maybe it's the gingko leaves fluttering about that lend a sense of magic. Or those blue eyes. Or that luscious pink rose slowly unfurling. Or the 4 leaf clover buried in the tangle of growth. I can't stop looking at her! She's emerging from the melted, nuanced swathes of color, partially formed but fully present. This is a remarkable painting to stand in front of. When dry, I'll hang her in one of the main rooms in the house and get some photos to show sense of scale and mood. This piece is something, all right, just like her namesake. A sacred tree inspires an ethereal painting. Thanks for following along on my painting journey, Be well, Fondly, Kim
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NEW PAINTING Tussie-Mussie

  "Tussie-Mussie," 24"x36"x1-1/2", acrylics and water solubles on cradled panel, image wrapped around edges for a beautiful contemporary look, $1899 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. There is a wee bit of glare in the upper right of this photo, and I will reshoot a proper image once I can bring her outdoors and shoot in natural light (current status: thunderstorms). I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come  to me . I started this painting back in late 2017/early 2018. My intention was for her to be part of an exhibition in March 2018. The thing was, I got her started and then I didn't know how to finish. So the show was hung and life went on. She sat prominently in the studio for about 6 months. I hoped that having her around would jar my subconscious into discovering her direction. When it became obvious that this wasn't going to happen, she was stored. And when I moved in December, still rudderless, she went

NEW PAINTING Daisy

  "Daisy," 30"x30"x2-1/2, acrylics and water solubles on museum quality panel, Not currently for sale. However, prints and other items featuring Daisy are available   here . Inquiries can always come  to me . This painting has consumed me the past week - but I am realizing that she is the sum of everything I have done to this point. My relentless choice of animals as my subject matter - even as an elementary school student - has taught me draftsmanship and an intimate understanding of their psyche, anatomy and presence. My deep connection with the natural world has brought an appreciation for the magic that our earth delivers on a daily basis. My longstanding commitment to daily painting - since 2006 - has brought with it a true knowledge of what my materials can do. The alignment I have built between my personal beliefs and visual language allows me to paint from a space of resonance and honesty, with a resounding connection to what I feel is true. A never ending c

NEW PAINTING The Gloaming

  "The Gloaming," 9"x12", acrylics and graphite on museum quality panel, $429 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. inquiries can always come  to me . This piece showed up the other day, in just a matter of a few hours. But she also came to life overtop of another pony painting which I had labored over for probably 2 years at least, never quite getting that one resolved. So I drew a new pony overtop, keeping the head and neck placement but changing the body, added the celestial orb, painted a few marks/shapes (probably 1/3 of the panel is the old painting showing through) and voila!!  Funny how that can happen, isn't it? Her intention all along was to be herself - not something I was trying to force into existence. This also has me thinking that it might be fun to do a daily painted sketch of sorts on paper, and once I've accumulated a month's worth, to go back i

NEW PAINTING Fern

  "Fern," 12"x16", acrylics and graphite on museum quality panel, $499 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. inquiries can always come  to me . I haven't signed any paintings (other than a small commission) since the beginning of the month. That's unheard of, at least in my world. There has been so much going on, between the pet portrait demos, meetings, workshops and zoom sessions, that I've not been able to get to the easel as much as usual. So it felt wonderfully good to bring this one to completion today.  Thanks for following along on my painting journey, Be well, Fondly, Kim PS The Pet Portrait painting videos are now   available for streaming !

LIVE PET PORTRAIT DEMONSTRATION, Part Two

  This little painting is one of my most popular images for   reproductions.   I love the sauciness of her! She's a great example of brushwork and color, both topics I'm going into deeply with the second session of the pet portraiture demo, which airs live Monday, May 24th at 7pm. Above, the demonstration paintings from Part One. In this session we discussed in great detail concept development, client communication, and reference photo selection. We also addressed substrates, palette management aspects, and got an underpainting down along with the initial block in of Bean. If you wish to catch up, you can watch the session on demand. Full details are   here . And just like that, we are onto Part Two!! continuing right where we left off, I'll explain how I layer my gestural marks, my choice of color, how I mix said color, and a special focus on the importance of the animal's gaze. My goal is to bring at least Beanie's face to completion, and to tie up/summarize the d

NEW PAINTING Momma Bear

  "Momma Bear," 36"x36"x1-1/2", acrylics and graphite/water solubles on gallery wrap canvas, sides painted (so no need to frame), $1999 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Yes, there will be prints made of this one once she sells. Returning collectors receive 10% off. I accept paypal, personal checks and payment plans. inquiries can always come  to me . This one will be tough to let go. I just adore the end result - but more importantly, the road that got me here was fruitful, engaging and educational. I am ready to continue pushing my imagery and leveling up my creative voice. Momma Bear is a key milestone piece in this journey for sure! A journey which, through the magic of the internet, I am able to share in great detail with   my online students . I have two tiers, or levels, depending on your individual goals: Studio Visits ($15/mo) are designed for those curious about my process and starting to chart their own pathway. Real Time content ($25/mo) is m

LIVE PET PORTRAIT Demonstration and Class

"Rudy & Riley," 11"x14"x1, acrylics on cradled panel, commissioned portrait. HOWEVER, if you recognize these two, please please please keep it on the down low, as the portrait has not been yet gifted (the recipient is not on Facebook). inquiries can always come  to me . For years I have been asked to teach pet portraiture online. I mean years - probably a decade or so. You have been more than patient with me. Which is why I am so thrilled to finally announce that I am doing so! May 18th at 7pm eastern I will begin Part 1 of a live demonstration of a pet portrait. I'm starting from the very beginning, building a composition that will look and feel like our subject, using   the wonderful goofball Bean   as our model. I plan to talk about reference photo curation, composition and design, then go into surface choice and preparation, blocking the painting in, and carry the mark-making until the piece is completed (or close enough that you all get the point). We w