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Cow 2

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Hello blogland bloggers!  Thank you for visiting my site and supporting my artistic endeavors.  I appreciate all of the loyal followers of my blog.  You all help keep me accountable.  I am so happy to finally feel back on track in regard to fairly regular blog posts.  I had a few months of limited posts…thanks for hanging in there with me.

This painting is the second abstract cow I have painted.  I finished this one last weekend.  It is painted entirely in acrylics on a 9 x 12 inch gesso board.  Below are some of the progression photos of my sweet, little cow.  I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed painting it.

Warmly,

k  i  m  b  y

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“Suspended in Animation”…progression photo update

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I wanted to share some of the progress I am making on my latest oil painting on canvas “Suspended in Animation”. I have been working on this for over a month. I like the way it is coming along although it still has a long way to go…problem is….I just don’t know which way to go from here. I do love the palette that I chose. It is even more vibrant in person. Its dimensions are 15 x 30 inches.

Initially, I had started an acrylic painting of a forest. This was my first attempt at using acrylic and it just wasn’t working for me……so the acrylic base provided a nice underpainting. I then painted over it in oils that were pale, pale cobalt blue and a fleshy pink. The upper colors that you see now are actually 3-4 different layers of oils. I have been using Liquin as my medium so it has a nice, glossy finish to it thus far.

Stay tuned for more! Who knows, the next time you see it, it very well may be unrecognizable.

Have a wonderful weekend!

k i m b y

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“Suspended in Animation”

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My new abstract acrylic art project…

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I am an oil painter and have been for years; however, I recently decided to try my hand at working with acrylics.  It was definitely a sharp change from oils, with an equally sharp learning curve, and a change that I was not initially embracing.  But…….after I stayed with the acrylics for a bit, I have come to start loving them.  I had a dream one night and it was all about adding texture to paint.  The day after the dream, I went to an amazing art store in San Francisco and purchased some glass beads and sand and went home to experiment.  Below, I am sharing the result of this experiment.  I painted on heavyweight, 300 series, watercolor paper.  I happened to have several beautiful frames laying around and I cut the paper to fit the frames and began to paint.  I hope you enjoy what I have discovered as much as I enjoyed experimenting with these mediums.  

Have a wonderful and productive week.

With love from San Francisco,

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I Cannot Live With You…..by Emily Dickinson….and my most recent painting

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I cannot live with you, 
It would be life, 
And life is over there 
Behind the shelf

The sexton keeps the key to, 
Putting up
Our life, his porcelain, 
Like a cup

Discarded of the housewife, 
Quaint or broken; 
A newer Sevres pleases, 
Old ones crack.

I could not die with you, 
For one must wait 
To shut the other’s gaze down,
You could not.

And I, could I stand by 
And see you freeze, 
Without my right of frost,
Death’s privilege?

Nor could I rise with you,
Because your face
Would put out Jesus’,
That new grace

Glow plain and foreign 
On my homesick eye, 
Except that you, than he 
Shone closer by.

They’d judge us-how?
For you served Heaven, you know,
Or sought to;
I could not,

Because you saturated sight,
And I had no more eyes
For sordid excellence
As Paradise.

And were you lost, I would be,
Though my name
Rang loudest
On the heavenly fame.

And were you saved,
And I condemned to be
Where you were not,
That self were hell to me.

So we must keep apart,
You there, I here,
With just the door ajar
That oceans are,
And prayer,
And that pale sustenance,
Despair!

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“Emanation”

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Good evening!  Below are several pictures from my newest painting.  It is oil on canvas and the dimensions are 18″ x 14″ inches.  I am pretty much finished with it however I may do a little glazing when it dries more. It is entitled “Emanation.”  I named it this because I was thinking about where we all come from….the source of humanity…which is from the one true light of the universe and for me that is God.  The small pieces in dark colors and various reds surrounding the central light represent pieces of our spirit before we come into this dimension and inhabit an earthly body.  These pieces also represent the subsequent fragmentation that we as humans endure…..the mistakes, the failures, the sadness, the fear, the joy, the happiness, the hopelessness…..basically all that encompasses the ‘making of a life’ while on earth.  The center core of light represents that which we ‘come’ from as well as that which we ultimately ‘return to’ thus the title:  “Emanation.”  I hope you enjoy viewing it.  Have a super rest of your weekend.

Sending you peace from San Francisco….

k  i  m  b  y

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