Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Blah in Blog...

I have said it before and I will say it again. "I am a bad blogger." :( Oh the Guilt!!! seriously, I have the best of intentions and I honestly cannot believe how quick the days speed past...
My upcoming show has pretty much, my complete attention and everything I do and think about seems to be about the show and graduating. I have some really exciting plans for after graduation! I hope you will continue to check back in and see what I have in store :)
In the meantime, if you are my FB friend, then you know I am creating a large piece for my show, titled
going around in circles. It is made up of 49 4 x4 inch studio boards with nothing in common except that each one has a circle or is one of my new favorites. ( i will post more in days to come and also post a pic of the final piece when it is hung.)
thank you from the bottom of my art! kp

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ode to Gustav

Gustave Klimt is definitely one of my all time favorite artists. His use of pattern and color and the way he incorporated both elements with figure and form, is just incredible and, I believe, visionary. I have spent a lot of time studying him. I recently did a critical thought paper on one of his works and fell in love with his art even more. Anyway, I painted my newest watercolor while studying his painting  Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
Here is my Ode to Gustave....
thank you from the bottom of my art,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

south city

I finished this painting today! I am so glad I finished it because about halfway through I was overcome with the urge to gesso over the whole thing. I resisted though, because I had already put quite a bit of time into it and I already had gessoed over once! I felt like I should give it a chance and see it through.
I am glad I did because I really love the feel of it now and think it will be a wonderful addition to my show! I am so happy that i was able to listen to my heart and continue with this painting. I hope you like it too!
South City 
18x18 acrylic
on studio board
artfully yours,