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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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“Wild Abandon”

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Greetings from sunny and beautiful San Francisco!  I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to the weekend.  I know I am.  

I wanted to share some progression photos of a painting I just finished last night entitled “Wild Abandon”.  It was done entirely in acrylics.  As some of you may know, I typically paint exclusively in oils; however, I have been experimenting with acrylics quite a bit of late.  I am starting to really understand how to manipulate the paint effectively and I am thoroughly enjoying myself.  Acrylics are so versatile and the fact that they dry quickly is wonderful, especially after dealing with slow drying oils for so long.  

This painting is a small one, 6 x 6 inches, on gesso board.  I would have preferred to paint it much larger however I am running out of large canvas.  Time to make a trip to the art store…which is my favorite pastime, aside from painting.  This was a challenging piece for me in that I had never even sketched a horse, let alone paint one.  It took me three tries to create a realistic looking horse.  Thank goodness my mother supplied me with some very helpful constructive criticism regarding my first sketch attempt otherwise I would have ended up with a horse that had an excessively lonnnnng snout.

Enjoy the photos and let me know what you think of “Wild Abandon”.

Be well,

k  i  m  b  y

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I’m baaaaaccckkk! “Living Out Loud”

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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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