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.
Acrylic, Pitt Pen, and a skosh of colored pencil. Approx. 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 on paper.
This is my entry in Edward Burton's sketch book for The Flying Moleskins. Edward is a fine gentleman and an accomplished artist. Please do yourself a favor and check out his work HERE.
Edward's theme was "Music". I used to play guitar in country rock bands many beers...err..years ago. My favorite guitar was a Fender Stratocaster...which I still own.This painting is an attempt to show the musician playing in a reverie. Practically seeing the notes drift through the air...Very much like you artists when you get caught up in the flow, and magical things happen from out of nowhere upon your canvas.
I don't know how successful my attempt was, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
This is for the WDE at Wet Canvas. Jean supplied the reference photo.
This is in answer to the super color challenge put forth on WDE this week. It's something I've had my in mind for quite a long time. To add extreme color, including color "surprises", to a subject to energize and "excite" the painting. I really enjoyed the process.
The hardboard first received a coat of black gesso. Love that black gesso...I call it "black magic" the way it makes colors "pop" from the very first strokes. I used a palette knife and brush for the textured paint. Thanks for stopping by!
I just won a watercolor monoprint from a great artist and blogging friend, Helen Percy Lystra! I already have a spot picked out for it and anxiously await it's arrival in the mail! Check out her inspiring blog, folks!
The cherry blossom is a symbol of the brevity of our lives upon this planet. It only blooms for a short time, and then, too quickly, it is no more. But this is not meant to be a depressing concept. No...rather it serves to remind us to appreciate the time we are given to the utmost. We should be filled with gratitude for what we are given and enjoy this great gift.
The title, "Storms Never Last", refers to recovering from the heartrending tragedy that struck Japan's people Friday 11th March 2011. It was a huge "storm" that will eventually subside. The strength and resilience of the stricken people will win out.
The symbol of the lovely cherry blossom should remind us that all things pass in time and that bad situations won't last forever. It can be comforting especially in times of grief or other hardship. It's definitely something you can look at and cherish forever - no matter how old you get.
This painting is listed in the Daily PaintWorks Japanese Relief Auction.
You can see or bid on my painting here. 100% (minus $7.00 S/H) goes to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund- A GlobalGiving Project. Check out all the other great art up for auction here.
James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
This is for WDE at Wet Canvas. Bonnie supplied a selection of photos from which to choose.
I picked momma mallard and ducklings. I'm always fascinated how parents in the natural world are so successful in raising their young. We humans seriously need to sit down and take notes. The duck and her babes were pretty widely scattered in the photo. I had to gather the family together for their portrait.
It went like this: Set up: One or two white objects on patterned fabric. Strong natural or artificial light from one side, if possible. Use only primary and secondary colors for this painting (reds, yellows, blues, violets, oranges, greens. If working in oil and acrylic, use white). Don't use neutral pigments or earth colors from the tube, such as browns, black, grays.
Available... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com
This is for the WDE at Wet Canvas. Jean graciously supplied the reference photos. When it came to landscape paintings, I always kinda drug my feet. I'd think... too much information/details in front of me. Always a bit intimidated I suppose.
But more and more I see that there's a world of creative freedom when doing a landscape. With that in mind, I handled this one almost like an abstract (something else I tend to avoid..). In doing this one, I felt the freedom! Just being involved in balancing colors...line control...achieving a focal point. Just PAINTING!
Acrylic on 7x5 hardboard. This is my submission to the DPW Challenge. The really fine artist, Raymond Logan, issued the challenge this week. There were actually 4 parts/choices to the challenge...I chose A. as follows... A. THE BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE: Paint the portrait in black and white; try to maintain neutral grays with a limited palette of these three pigments: Ultramarine Blue / Burnt Umber / Titanium White. It was an eye opener...There seemed to be a new lesson learned in every step of this challenge.
The title refers to the pathetic state of our politics of today. Somehow I don't think ol' honest Abe could be elected for ANY office today. He falls far short of the groomed for mass appeal dashing good looks that is such a high priority nowadays. And if he somehow got past that, his honesty would surely doom him to being hooted off the political stage....ahhh... but we can still at least wish he were here.
John 14:10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
This is for the WDE at Wet Canvas. Christine was the hostess and supplied the reference photos. Thanks, Christine!
I liked the clamor evident in the seagull photo. I wanted to do something in which I could push the chroma level of the color plus leave the strokes unblended. I figured this approach might promote the excitement of the gulls. Don't know if I succeeded all the way, but it was fun trying anyhow.
Available... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com
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!