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MONTHLY RECAP July 2020

 

Still wet, this is "The Love Bunnies," a commissioned portrait featuring three beloved pet rabbits. This painting is 18" x 24", acrylics and graphite on panel, and will be heading shortly to her new home. Reach out to me for questions about commissioning a portrait of your own - and while I cringe saying it, it's not too early to talk about the holidays, either.
Studio News from July 2020

And now it's August.... the days keep on sliding by.

Home improvement projects continue - we are laying new hardwood floor upstairs and reconfiguring the bedrooms to create a new study and yoga/zen space for The Princess, who has decided to not return to campus this fall, since all of her courses are online. I am particularly excited to have a room dedicated to quiet pursuits! oh yeah, and the added bonus of her sticking around, too.

Meanwhile, I'm working on commissioned portraits, filming lessons and doing other necessary admin tasks in the studio, which is what happens when one is both the boss and the employee! I've been asked to write an article for the International Society of Experiment Painters' fall newsletter and am publishing the annual directory of the Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors. I'm also refreshing my portfolio of images with my licensing company and setting some goals for the coming months.

In July I hosted a journaling class via ZOOM which was very well received. The follow up classis this Thursday at 6pm eastern. If you cannot join us, the session will be available as a downloadable video on Friday. Additionally, July's class is also available as a download. Each class is $10.  Message me for the details.

In other news I was so very flattered to be chosen for an honorable mention in Robert Burridge's "Petting Zoo" online exhibition. Nearly 1000 entries are a part of this unique show. Please take a peek and choose your favorite.

And today I learned that I'm one of 7 artists to be featured on Nick Wiltons Art2Life social media channels. If you are unfamiliar with Nick, he is a phenomenal instructor and abstract painter. His Art2Life workshop, a precursor to the Creative Visionary Program which directly follows, runs late February/early March each year. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basic guts of creating - Design, Value, Color, etc. After years of conflicts, I was finally able to take the workshop in March and really saw my art level up as a result. It's a true honor to be included under the Art2Life brand. And, also, if you are an artist, get on Nick's mailing list so that you can be a part of this year's Art2Life experience too!

And here's a recap of how to get more of my art in your life:

If you are wanting to start an art practice of your own, please check out #journalthroughit. The lessons are family friendly, can be adapted for for all ages, with no previous art experience needed. If you want something a bit more advanced, my online painting classroom might be for you (it's $5/month, about the cost of a double venti flip-whip decaf two pump special drink). And finally, I am also available for online mentoring and critiques, to help you move your art to the next level..

Feel free to respond to this newsletter, shoot me an email, comment on the blog or interact via Facebook or Instagram. Locals can join my journaling group that meets monthly (we are hopeful for July..... time will tell!). There's all sorts of ways for us to connect!

THANK YOU so much for making it this far, for reading all my wordy words, for buying my art or taking my classes or commenting and sharing things on social media. I am so grateful to share this journey with you.

Warmly, Kim

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