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.
Kids having a load of fun in the sun...what a warm picture...a pleasant contrast to the winter weather we're involved in.
I first sketched the scene in ink using a Pitt Artists Pen. Then I applied loose, watery washes of color. I kept going back in with thicker, opaque acrylics to bring it to a finish. I really like this approach on the smooth hardboard.
The photo from which this painting was done was supplied by Briar for this week's WDE.
Acrylic on 8x10 hardboard. This painting was done for my neighbor, Jack. He asked for the painting of his departed dog, Jingles, so that he could surprise his wife with it this Christmas. Well, Jack is a Godsend of a neighbor who has helped me immeasurably over this summer and fall with many outside tasks which I'm not up to handling. Needless to say I was overjoyed to do this for him. After Christmas, Jack called to tell me his wife cried after unwrapping it. That is when I breath a sigh of relief and feel a painting successful. The tears of joy are the real pay that matters.
NFS Email me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com See my art on eBay My Etsy "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowlede him, and he shall direct thy paths." ~ Proverbs 3:5-6.
I merely wanted to use this post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear. May your fondest dreams come true in the coming year. Thanks to all my blogger friends for all your kind support through the great trail of canvas and paint. God bless you all.
Luke 2:16.And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Oil on 7x5 archival canvas panel. This is my submission to the latest challenge on Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks.... a painting of a fellow artist. I was struck by the deep understanding and peace in her eyes...it was my goal to capture that look. Karin threw all the names into a hat and paired them up. So this lady will be painting me....hope she's up to a grueling experience. Every time I look in the mirror I see Elvis and George Clooney. I hope she can get the real me....ummm...or maybe not..heh.
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.
Many years ago, my father earned 50 cents a day wearing footwear that looked exactly like this. He worked that same job for over fifty years. The title of this piece refers to what the USA was built upon (in my opinion)...hard work, honesty, and a belief in God. I think we need a swift return to those roots.
Acrylic on 18x12 stretched canvas. I did this painting of a long haired Chihuahua for Jim, a fellow musician. He's an excellent sax player. We played in various bands together for several years. I enjoy rehashing the good times with him... me on guitar, Jim on sax, and Tom on keyboards. This is a companion piece for one I did for him in '03. I had to go back to my style back then for compatibility.
The first one...done in 2003. Not Available
Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
This is oils on 5x7 gessoed 1/8" hardboard. I attempted to keep it loose and lively. Most areas contain many closely related colors...this avoids boring the eye. This is my first boat painting. I have always admired other artists' work on this subject. Thanks to Beth at WDE for graciously supplying the image.
Email me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com Sold See my art on eBay My Etsy Prov 11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
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!