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