Equinox, 18"x24", acrylic on flat panel, $1000 plus s&h. Link to purchase is below.
A couple years back I had this seemingly brilliant idea
of painting a transparent rabbit growing from a tree canopy. When I get these ideas, I can't actually see them in my head. It's my habit to just dive in painting, trusting that during the process the details will coalesce.
So while working on this tree canopy rabbit I arrived at an mid point that I found oddly beautiful but very much unresolved. I had no idea where she was going, but I was fascinated. I could have stopped there and regrouped, but I didn't.
Instead I opted to push forward with the tree concept. And I wrecked the painting.
To this day I have regretted that.
Earlier this week I decided to consciously recreate that middle and fascinating point of the ruined painting. And this time the resolution (NOT the tree canopy!) was so simple to see! The concept fit nearly perfectly into the Rococo sky format paintings I have been making the last 6 weeks, and I never recognized that. Which reaffirms my belief that some paintings do show up before their time. The artist has to be patient and allow them the space and time to mature.
I am so thrilled to get to offer you, my collector's club, the first in depth peek at this piece. Here isthe linkto view Equinox larger, peek at her in a room, or even purchase.
Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork, All my best, warmly, Kim
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One of my favorite unsold paintings from 2008, "Lashes & Corkscrews," 5" x 8", acrylic on canvasboard, depicting a tobiano buckskin curly horse, $289. Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org (but read further on how you can get a special deal on this painting!). Now it's ridiculously easy to browse my painting archives. All you have to do is visit my Etsy store . Etsy has a Shopping Cart (so you can pile it high with purchases from a variety of artists), is integrated with Paypal (although you may still pay by check if you prefer to), and is terribly simple to navigate. When the week has ended, I will have listed almost 100 of my favorite (UNSOLD!) paintings here, grouped loosely by subject matter. During 2009 I'll update the shop regularly, and add non-Dog-a-Day pieces as a bonus, thus making it easy to search for that perfect gift. Watch my daily postings for announcements, promotions and discount codes. If you do not receive the Dog-a-Day emails (