What do a Halloween Zebra, Spinx Moth and a Llama have in common? I guess that would be me, artist Kim Loberg. All three are pieces of artwork that I have finished and are currently available for purchase. A COA (Certificate of Authenticity) is included with each painting.
The first painting is ‘Picking Out Pumpkins.’
I have worked on this handsome fellow off and on for a year now. He’s finally making is world debut. The zebra in ‘Picking Out Pumpkins’ has purple stripes over an orange shadow stripe. He playfully looks over his shoulder while standing in a pile of pumpkins, pondering which pumpkin would make the perfect Halloween jack o lantern. This type of artwork is my own blend of my fantasy styled creatures combined with a healthy dose of detailed realism (of which I’m still trying to figure out a catch phrase to call it).
The acrylic zebra painting is 16″ x 12″ wrap around stretched canvas. No frame is needed as each side is painted as though the image continues indefinitely. (Please visit my blog to view more photos showing the back and sides). ‘Picking Out Pumpkins’ is sealed with a satin acrylic sealer and comes ready to hang and enjoy!
‘Picking Out Pumpkins’ can be found for sale in my Daily Paint Works Gallery:
Front view of ‘Picking Out Pumpkins’
Bottom view of ‘Picking Out Pumpkins’
Side view of ‘Picking Out Pumpkins’
Side view of ‘Picking Out Pumpkins’
Back view of ‘Picking Out Pumpkins.’ Shows eyes screws and wire, finished and ready to hang.
Next in line is an ACEO pastel painting current listed for sale on eBay.
‘Sphinx Moth’ is a 2.5″ x 3.5 ACEO pastel painting
Sphinx hawk moths are among my favorite butterflies and moths. This guy was flitting about as I was chopping burdock and thistles so, naturally, I grabbed by camera to see if I could capture his wings in flight. I decided to leave the texture of the pastel paper in the background of the painting. It gives the realistic artwork a bit of an abstract quality.
He can be found in my eBay store: http://www.ebay.com/itm/flying-Sphinx-hawk-Moth-original-ACEO-Kim-Loberg-Butterfly-flower-mini-art-EBSQ-/132250206064?hash=item1ecab9ff70:g:TAgAAOSwnK9ZW~iM
And, lastly, ‘A Llama Named Piet’ is finally finished! The llama took several years to complete. It began life first as a sketch on a primed canvas and then was ‘clothed’ in two different under paintings. (I even blogged about the painting in November of 2014). Like always, I didn’t exactly know the direction Piet should take.
The llama’s neck is fashioned out of modeling paste to give is texture and depth. His background is in homage to Piet Mondrian, in a way. It is more simplistic so as not to detract from the llama’s organic shapes and details. The acrylic painting reminds me of the panel of a brightly colored comic strip.
Front view of ‘A Llama Named Piet’
Side view ‘A Llama Named Piet’
Front View of ‘A Llama Named Piet’ with a dark brown background.
Side view of ‘A Llama Named Piet’
Piet the Llama can be found for auction at my Daily Paint Works gallery here:
Well, that’s three pieces of artwork for today. I hope every is having a safe and happy holiday.
Happy Fourth of July America!!! 🙂
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This is my maiden voyage here on WordPress. After spending most of the morning playing with different themes, I’ve finally settled on one to start out with. I’m not the greatest blogger in the world, so here goes nothing!
Here is some of my newest art:
Nebraska has received its share of tornadic weather since last October. This year it was absolutely devastating to Northeast Nebraska. (I’m not one to run to the basement whenever there is a tornado warning, but this year I did). ‘After the Storm’ is from several reference photos I took following a bout of severe weather this spring. It’s always comforting to see a rainbow after bad weather. ‘After the Storm’ 6″ x 4″ x 3/4″ acrylic and watercolor painting on wrapped, stretched canvas. ‘After the Storm‘ is available from my Daily Paints Works Gallery.
Something a little different from me. I planted half a packet of Kentucky Wonder Wax beans in my garden this year were they ever prolific! I still have beans growing in the garden. They looked so wonderful growing on a trellis , I just had to paint them. 🙂 ‘Kentucky Wonder Wax Beans‘ ACEO art card is available from my eBay store.
I just can’t stay away from fantasy creatures! Aside from Halloween themed art, my quirky little creatures are what I’m most known for. ‘The Giraffe Fly & Lady Bug‘ ACEO art card is currently listed on eBay.
As a kid, I loved bugs. Not just liked, but LOVED insects. My mom let me collect and raise them. We watched caterpillars spin cocoons and chrysalises and emerge as beautiful moths and butterflies. Each fall, I caught box elder bugs and for some reason, always named them George. But ladybugs were always me favorite. For years I’ve been combining insects and animals, creating whimsical creatures. ‘Floating Lady Bug Ant Eater‘ is also available from my eBay store.
We raise horses. Although I have yet to own a pinto or paint horse, we to have an appaloosa pony. I found these little guys having a chat on one of our fence posts. ‘Appaloosa Lady Bug & Pinto Horse Fly‘ ACEO art card can be found in my eBay store.
Buffalo, moose and pronghorns are my favorite North American animals to paint. They’re oddballs in the animal kingdom. Buffalo and moose are so brawny and large, while pronghorns are just plain different. They have character and usually find their way into my artwork. Here, a ladybug buffalo has a chat with its smaller cousin. ‘Lady Bug Buffalo & the Ladybug Chat‘ is also available from my eBay store.
This ladybug creature is a bit different than the others. I actually gave him legs. Yep, all six legs that define him as being an insect. Naturally, since he is part buffalo, I had to grace him with hooves and a tail. What about the little fuzzy antennas you ask? I’m a child from the 70’s. One of the more popular items from that culture was a little martian that was little more than a one inch pom-pom stuck on cut-out feet. They had glue on googly eyes and little wire antennas. Something about that stuck in my head. Most of my insect creatures end up with pom-pom like feelers. Even though the little martian guy didn’t have them, he was my inspiration for them. ‘Lady Bug Buffalo Shuffle‘ ACEO art card can be found at my eBay store.
Speaking of the 70’s, here is a painting that was originally an ACEO art card. Many of my little pieces of art become the inspiration for larger paintings. ‘Peace Valley‘ is a 6″ x 8″ x 3/4″ acrylic, wrapped stretched canvas painting that is currently available from my eBay store. Like ‘After the Storm’ (and all of my stretched canvas paintings), ‘Peace Valley’ comes ready to hang, using framing wire and eye screws, just hang on the wall and enjoy!
‘Blue Period Cat’ is an off-shoot of my painting ‘Nine Faces of Bob.’ I wanted to continue the series using 3/4″ x 6″ x 6″ stretched canvas that will become separate, finished paintings. ‘Blue Period Cat’ is not an exact replica of the original artwork. I let the emerging cat become its own self, letting the brush strokes decide how the finished cat will look. With such an intense blue background, I was reminded of Picasso’s blue period, hence the name. ‘Blue Period Cat‘ is currently available from my eBay store.
Whoa! I did it. Almost ready to publish. Managed to get a few of my current pieces ‘blogged’ about. Just wanted to add one more image…
These two little puppy ACEO’s were commissioned for newborn twins. The baby boy received the golden retriever card and the baby girl’s card was the yorkie pup. They were done in soft pastel pencils.
Time to get back to the easel. Enjoy the day! ~ Kim
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