On this venture of mine I plan to do a number of things. To post paintings which are for sale...to post a daily painting...and show some works in progress( demos). The art will be in Oils with an Acrylic sneaking in now and then.
I'm trying a different support for this one. It's 5x7 Artboard...gessoed 1/8"tempered hardboard panel. I used to paint on masonite about 6 yrs ago and I re found the joy of painting on a smooth surface. Still using my fav medium... oils. Sold
I've been tagged twice! By Jennifer Bellinger and Barbara Pask. When you've been tagged your supposed to mention who tagged you, then tell 7 things about yourself...I already feel like I'm tattling on my best friend, Lol... gotta remember to keep it clean and wholesome. Then you're supposed to tag 7 other defenseless souls. Let's see if I can come up with some printable things about me.....hmmm... 1. I come from a family of 10 siblings...7 brothers & 3 sisters. 2. I've been retired from a day job for a year but still have a heck of a time producing any more paintings than I did before. 3. Two of my favorite things is the smell of fried bacon and fresh coffee in the morning!! 4. One of my favorite movies is "Jaws". 5. I have been married twice. The 1st time is best forgotten. The second time I learned how to love for real. Her name was Kay. She passed away Easter 2004. The good ones always get away...but I'll catch up. 6. I have two li'l toy poodles....or maybe they have me.??. 7. I won the 'Draw Me ' contest many moons ago...I learned more from it than I did at art college. Let's just say that at that time the colleges weren't pushing realism art. Now for me to tag some folks. These are all very worthy artists. Check 'em out. Angie Celeste Connie Tom Toni Grote Fongwei Liu Kim Shields Varvara Harmon
Since tomorrow is the big day, here's a past painting in honor of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
This is my latest submission to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks. It's a fun challenge...she puts up a different photo each Wed. night. Artists from all over submit their renditions of it. The variety and creativity is both amazing and instructive.
This one is all about shapes, values, and chroma. All of these elements came together like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle to wind up as a painting. Great fun when it works!
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. This is often how yellow labs appear to me...very little yellow with a lot of almost white. Could be due to the age of the dog or the sun washing out the yellows. Trying to keep it painterly. Available
This was Benjamin Franklin's pick for the national bird . And I'm really, really, glad his choice lost out!! Well, just think about it....We might have been putting Bald Eagles in our ovens on Nov. 27th! Ummm...No thanks....just pass the mashed potatoes, please. Available
Email me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com if interested in this piece.
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. What a breath taking creation this formation is! This was painted for the WDE on Wet Canvas. Julie graciously supplied the photos. I dramatized the light & composition in this painting. This is what separates a painting from a photo, in my opinion. Highly enjoyable when it works!
This is my latest submission to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks. It's a fun challenge...she puts up a different photo each Wed. night. Artists from all over submit their renditions of it. The variety and creativity is both amazing and instructive. She added a new twist with this one...To paint the image upside down. Keep the image/photograph inverted from the start - and when you feel you've gotten about 99% done, invert it right-side up, and give it a few final touches. Resist the urge to perfect it - just use that last 5% of time to tidy it up.
It was different and fun till all the blood started running to my goard and I got all dizzy from standing on my head. Yuk, yuk.
Veteran's Day was yesterday, so I apologize for being late. This painting was originally posted on my blog on Dec, 11, 2006. Today I found, with great pride, that it was used as an illustration on A Boomer In The Pew...A Baby Boomer's Faith Journey. Check it out.
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel.This painting of a praying soldier was done with love and in support of our troops. God bless them.
I gave this painting to my grandson, Joey...He's now a member of the United States Army in Kuwait serving as Chaplain's assistant. Not Available Psalm 16:1 ~ "Keep me safe, oh God, for in You I take refuge"
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. This is my offering to the WDE this week. Mike graciously provided the photo. First giraffe I've done in many, many, years. I enjoyed it. I had fun trying to come up with the right 'whites' in the shadows. Available
This is yet another submission by me to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks. It's a fun challenge...she puts up a different photo each Wed. night. Artists from all over submit their renditions of it. The variety and creativity is both amazing and instructive. This photo is from the corner of 7th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, in Washington, DC. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. Enjoyed doing this one in a rough loose style. A lot of small strokes and chops with the brush...none of that back and forth spreading of paint and blending. This is a pic of mules on the steps of the Himalayas...supplied by Mithila for this weeks WDE.
I enjoy painting all subjects. To cause a viewer to pause and see the beauty in even a mundane object. But I must admit my special interest is animals of all sorts.
While I did attend the Columbus College of Art And Design for one year, I am largely self taught. My main contemporary influences are Richard Schmid and Scott Burdick.
Hope you enjoy my art, and please feel free to comment, or email me ...I'd love to hear your questions or thoughts!