So Monarch was no extension - her palette might look familiar (Spector and Obsidian were done with the same colors, a limited palette made up of earthy tones). I wanted to add a bit more variation with blues here - to allude to sky spaces and give a pop for those butterflies. So I added a manganese blue - just a smidge of it - and warmer yellows. I ended up with the most soothing gray greens. I'm really digging this palette.
You can view a larger image of Monarch here,check out the details, even see her installed in a room.
Now if I could just manifest a literal blue sky here in Michigan, we'de be all set!
Thanks so much for following along with - and supporting - my art journey, warmly, Kim
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Figment 3," 18" x 24", acrylics and graphite on panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me . I am thinking about the elements, and wondering aloud (and with my paints) as to whether I can paint something that contains all of them. Spirit. Fire. Air. Water. Earth. This one is a step closer in that direction. Thanks so very much for following along on my art journey, Warmly, 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