"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
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
"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?! Be sure to make some time
"Dove 3," 11" x 14", acrylics and pencil on stonehenge paper, small white margin on edges (not pictured), $399 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Inquiries may always come to me . In between working on commissions, I am continuing my own learning via mentoring sessions with Anne Siems . I'm also taking an online workshop with Stanka Kordic. This piece was a eureka sort of painting in that it begins to meld what I am trying to learn from both these extraordinary women. Someone asked me recently why I study with other artists. It's because I'm never fully satisfied with what I know how to do. There's always people better than me at something or another, and I want to try to peek inside their brain to figure out how they weave their magic. Then I can adapt that to my own goals and style. It would be boring to paint the same way, every day, for eternity. I want to evolve and grow. Always. (and if you feel the same way, maybe you want to v