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Eclipse, 24"x36" original painting, acrylic on flat panel (she will require framing), private collection (thank you and welcome to my newest collector!).  Please reach out with any questions.

I pull my subject matter from the things that happen in my life, and unless you've been living in a cave, there is a solar eclipse happening today, April 8th. A few weeks back I thought about doing an eclipse themed painting, but nothing else came to me other than a literal addition of an eclipsed landscape. That didn't feel genuine enough, and sure, I could have chased that idea and seen what evolved from it, but I've learned to let painting seeds mature. It's challenging, to be sure, but ultimately it serves the idea in the most authentic way possible. I came to terms with not having an eclipse painting to share in a timely fashion, and went on with my other projects.

And then, probably because I was ignoring her, the eclipse idea grew legs. This painting didn't show up fully formed - it was more along the lines of a niggling voice in my head. "What if Bear was the eclipse, what might that look like?" I spent a full day examining the idea of a smothered light source, shadow engulfing daylight, thinking of celestial bodies in motion, and seeking out examples of eclipses on a smaller scale, like snuffing out a candle or drawing the blinds.

When I got to the easel this beauty fell off my brushes almost effortlessly. I think she was a rush to show up in time for the actual event (who knew that Eclipse is a procrastinator like myself?).

Eclipse can be viewed up close and , in a room setting on my website, if you would like to steep yourself in an eclipse that is safe to look at, lol.  

Oh, and, Eclipse is also a lesson painting inside my student membership. And if you haven't yet signed up, Intuitive Painting, my new online workshop through Kara Bullock Art School, opens on Wednesday.

Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork,
All my best, warmly, Kim


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