kimartist wins “Special Recognition” status for her ink painting: IMPRESSION, BOAT DOCK (MORRO BAY) in Light Space and Time’s“Seascapes”competition in the “Painting/Other” category. Online exhibition will run until the end of October 2015.
This one was hard to photograph (obviously). It’s an impressionistic/surrealistic take on a cloudy sky over a local park. Bird courtesy of my awesome teacher, Johnathon Gallagher, as well as some of the ideas for some of the effects (mainly the use of white acrylic over the odorless mineral spirits oil). I added the “subliminal” white horse as a last-minute inspiration, which I love, because it makes the eye think that it “sees” other white horses galloping around the sky.
CAMDEN HARBOR WALKWAY IN THE RAIN (MAINE) by kimartist. 9"x12" alcohol- & acrylic-based inks on Strathmore Bristol vellum paper. (I don’t normally do landscapes and it seems like very rarely do I do strict drawings anymore, but I recently had to do an artwork in black and white… But wow. I know this is not amazing in the grand scheme of things - there are certainly better artists out there than myself - but believe me when I tell you I had no idea that I could do this. And that is why I love doing art: For what I can discover about myself.)
STANDUP MUNCH 1 @ 10/24/14 sfa greeting card art by kimartist
These ink paintings were of cellphone photographs that I took of my Mr. Munch cat rolling around in some catnip plants that I had grown expressly for that purpose.
So if he looks high to you…
The idea behind this art is that you can stand the (5"x7" card) up on your desk and see art on both sides. If you are bold, you could also conceivably open the card (7"x10") and frame it flat and/or cut apart the two different sides and then frame each separately.
It’s actually an outdated look - back when I only used Jacquard Pinata (liquid) inks and they all fit neatly into the green box that you see (lid of which I use as my “easel”)…
But now that I’ve added Adirondack inks and a few other funky items to the liquid agenda (i.e. Inkssentials Glossy Accents, ART-C Glitter Mist, etc.), plus, of course, my plethora of markers, pencils, oil pastels and all manner of writing utensils - everything has of necessity overflowed into an oversized reusable shopping bag…
Photo of which I suppose I’ll have to take someday ;)
On the title: What do you get when you cross “urban” with “Burbank”? Lol.
For once, I had the presence of mind to take (and keep) a couple of “work-in-progress” (WIP) pics (in reverse chronological order starting from the top/first pic, which is the final draft). Sorry, quality is not always the greatest on these WIP pics - I only take these to get a better “perspective” on my work and see what else (if anything) needs to be done.
In this case, I felt that the tones were too mid-rangey overall and the whole reason I even wanted to do this scene was because of the big/fabulous tree on the right, which I felt nicely “echoed” and balanced with the telephone poles on the left (“urban trees”). So I darkened up the tree, its shadows, the poles and did a few other “tweaky” things here and there - most especially in the sky, which I tried to make more “smudgy” and natural looking.
LAST TIME WALKING by kimartist. 6"x9" mixed media colored-pencil drawing on Canson Mi-Teinres pastel paper. (I didn’t realize it at the time that I took the photo [from which I did this artwork], but this was the last time my dad was able to take a walk in his neighborhood. He tried so hard! That’s why I have a hard time understanding why so many people want to give up on life when it gets the least bit difficult. My dad fought for every precious piece of life he could get right up to the very end.)
Sorry, sucky cellphone pics. I just saw this beaut on the way to the library and had to photo. It doesn’t look like it’s being restored (it looks like someone’s riding-to-the-beach car) so it might not be with us for much longer…
If someone can tell me what year this Merc is, I would greatly appreciate it! :)