Monday, August 27, 2012

Some Recent Paintings

I finally had a little time in my studio this week.  Emma is back in school. Chloé returns this Thursday. I can't quite believe how fast the summer went although I'll be happy to have more time each day to devote to painting.

When I paint, I don't always know if I'm finished a particular subject. I'll get to a certain point and then set the painting aside. There are usually one or two (or more) piles of recent paintings off to the side of my work table. It's actually a useful method as I come back to the paintings later with fresh eyes.

This week, I went through some paintings from the past few weeks and months and added some finishing touches and details.  Here are some of the paintings I worked on.  Are they really finished now? Perhaps. :)

The next step will be to try and convert some of them into prints for my Etsy shop.


14 comments:

  1. They all look so pretty! I tend to set things aside too when I´m almost finished with them, just to be able to see it with fresh eyes later on. :-)

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    1. Thanks Tina! It definitely helps sometimes to have a fresh perspective.

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  2. I tried to name a favorite or two among the paintings you've shown here, but I can't, I simply can't. The tomatoes are crazy good, the feather is amazing, and well, the rest is just as wonderful !! You've been busy !
    Like you, I think this summer went by VERY fast, and I'm both happy and unhappy to see the boys going back to school.
    Anyway ... I'm looking forward to seeing what September has in store for you ! oxox

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words. I know exactly what you mean about those happy/sad back-to-school feelings. Same here!

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  3. Wow, so many paintings Kathleen, they are all lovely. I really like the radishes, the backrun in the last one, gorgeous. The shells too. My only thought would be to add some shadow to some of them, the glass vase possibly. I don't know if you could do this in photoshop to experiment, or on a tracing overlay? I think they will make lovely prints, your work has your individual look about it.I Look forward to seeing your new work too as it emerges in the coming weeks! :)

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    1. Thanks Julie. I might consider shadows for the radish bunch and vase. I don't want them under the tomatoes this time. But I'll ponder some more...

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  4. I recognise some of those still life assortments....so beautiful, all of them!

    You are doing well to get so many paintings assembled. I am struggling to do anything of my own, now that classes and workshops are well under way.

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    1. Ha! I bet you do. I added some detail to the feather and shell paintings. Can't wait to do more. What a lucky person I am to have artist friends like you. :)

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  5. So LOVELY Kathleen ! and your tomatoes are so beautiful because they grew in your own garden !

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    1. Thanks so much Lucile. It's true. Homegrown vegetables are lovely to paint AND good to eat!

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  6. oh these are all so lovely! love the radishes and the feather and the collection of shells. The tomatoes almost look like a photograph! You'll be spending lots of time at the printer!!

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    1. Thanks Nance! I'm happy how they all turned out. Just a couple of details to add here and there. Fingers crossed that my printer is in a cooperative mood when I get to that point. :)

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