"Sapling," 16"x20", acrylic on panel, from the "Forest for the Trees" series. This piece, along with some sister pieces will be available in the very near future. Please send any questions my way and thanks so much for your interest in my artwork.
I work intuitively, which means that I have no idea or plan as to how a piece will turn out. I just show up and follow my muse. It's often a game of cat and mouse - particularly when I think I know where we are headed. I am almost always wrong. I have learned to be quiet and patient. Usually that does the trick.
There's also many, many layers of paint in these pieces. Those layers are often paintings or designs that could be considered finished works on their own accord. When I sit with them, they bloom with promise but also keep their secrets until I pick my brush up again and trust that things will work out.
With Sapling, my muse first revealed the adult version of this tree. You can see her boughs and foliage ghosted in the background. Slowly, we began peeling those limbs off, pruning with glazes of paint, until she was left to a leggy, sparsely leafed specimen. Had we gone back in time? is she remembering her youth? or is she a whisper of a tree yet to take root?
Only my muse and the tree spirits know for certain and they are all being pretty quiet.
So I thank Sapling for honoring me with her presence and move on to the next painting. I'll learn down the road what the piece is about. But for now my job is to just bring them to life.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, Be well and be inspired, Kim
"Tabby Kit," 5" x 7", acrylics on a museum quality panel, depicting a tiny little orange striped guy from Morgue File . This painting can be yours for $289, which includes s&h inside the US. And in case you didn't see it, a little doodle of him is also available for sale here . Inquires may come directly to me . Although it certainly doesn't FEEL like spring here (snow and ice and wind chills, brr!), I can tell that spring is coming. The mercury is rising a wee bit each day and the days are getting longer and brighter. Over the weekend we drove with the moonroof open just to feel the sun's meager and oh-so-very-welcome warmth (although the heat in the car was cranked, too, in the interest of full disclosure!). I wanted to work with spring-like colors today, and this little guy was still on my mind , so I grabbed a small panel and got to work. Of course, I also have Poppy to finish and some changes to make to another po
Clockwise from top left, "Spruce," 24"x30", acrylic on panel, $1200 plus s&h; "Bare," 15"x30"x1-", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas (with painted sides featuring a pink feather) $1500 plus s&h; "Northern Lights," 24"x30", acrylic on panel, $1200 plus s&h; "Winterberry," 24"x30", acrylic on flat panel, $1200. And on top, "Snowglobe," 18"x24", acrylic on panel, $1000 plus s&h. These pieces will be available for purchase at 3pm eastern March 5th, 2022, via the Available Paintings page on my website . Please read further for details. I have decided to let Snow Globe go. I love her to pieces, but have no place to hang her and she deserves eyeballs. So my loss is your gain! Please also note that I mis identified the substrates in three of the paintings from the original announcement - with the exception of Bare, the taller piece on gallery wrapped canvas, the others a
Clockwise from top left, "Sky," 24"x36"x2", acrylic mixed media on cradled wood panel, $2000 plus s&h; "Rabbit, Rabbit," 36"x36"x2", acrylic mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, $2400 plus s&h; "Surrender," 24"x24"x2", acrylic mixed media on cradled wood panel, $1600 plus s&h; "Oscillate," 24"x18", acrylic mixed media on flat panel, $1000. These pieces will be available for purchase at noon eastern January 31, 2022, via the Available Paintings page on my website . Please read further for details. It's been wonderfully crazy the last 10 months or so, as eager collectors have been buying my work, often while it remained unfinished. While I do truly love that the paintings were/are resonating so deeply, I also realized that I needed to institute some changes in how I offered them for sale. Selling immediately wasn't serving my newly discovered desire to savor what the p