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
Happy Saturday to you! I am having a lovely weekend thanks to my many friends and family. Yesterday was my birthday and I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and birthday sentiments that I received. I feel so very blessed and grateful for all of the love. If you are one of those special people, thank you for loving me.
Below is a painting that I love. It reminds me of the sea in Mexico…an old memory of days gone by. It could be anywhere though….anywhere crystalline water meets the horizon. It was done completely in oil and its dimensions are 24 x 20 inches on stretched canvas.
I hope you find it as serene as I do. Have a wonderful finish to your weekend and as always, blessings to you and yours.
k i m b y
The thing is,
to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh,
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face…
no charming smile, no violet eyes;
and you say, yes, I will take you,
I will love you…..again.