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Delta, a Momma Bear Painting


Delta, 24"x24", acrylic on flat panel, $1200 plus s&h to the first asking nicely, which you can do via my website or with a sweet note to me.

I mentioned on my socials yesterday that my paintings are a singular object that acts as a touchstone for multiple moments. So when I look at a piece, I don't just see the final painting, but I remember all the experiences that keyed into her making.
  • My oldest was recently married, my youngest readying to graduate university, which meant my role of mother was transitioning into something new. I officially had a new daughter while my other girl was leaping into adulthood.
  • One of our favorite places to walk the dogs was sold to a developer. This historic area held weathered red barns and numerous outbuildings overgrown with vines and wildflowers - it was rich with texture and a complex variety of earthy reds.
  • The brilliant red of the sumac and maples the fall prior to this painting, and how the underside of those same maple leaves were cool violet. 
  • The welcome reflection of a blue sky on the creek one cold winter morning after a week of gray skies and sleet
  • The idea of things seeming to change on the surface, but underneath it really is all the same.
  • The pull of seasonal shifts and the welcome of stillness, how I walk through that in the landscape and in my life.
I also remember taking this one to my weekly critique group for clarity and suggestions - from the crisp air of November though to snowy, slushy February. Persistence paid off. And she brings to mind that infamous question "how long did this painting take?", as if that sort of thing can actually be measured.

It isn't important to me that you see the exact same things, though. Wha is important and what I particularly love hearing is how the viewer reads the painting and what story they read. That's where the connections start between the work and her audience. She can - and will - mean many things, all equally important, to many people. And yet she is our constant.

If you want to learn to paint like this, weaving your own significant experiences together to create magical, mythical art, check out my Intuitive Painting workshop. Starting April 10th, this online self study course comes with over 10 hours of instruction and lifetime access. I'll be actively engaged in the classroom's facebook group for at least the first month. Students paint - and learn - in their own studios at their own pace, no need to travel or pack materials. Registration is currently open - all the details can be found here.

Please, consider bringing Delta into your home or even join me at the easel, Kim

PS Delta and any of my other originals can be purchased via a payment plan. A non refundable deposit secures the painting, with the balamce due paid in full within 12 months. Reach out to me with the painting's title and we will set something up.


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