Because of the area I live in I decided to do some fun farm animal paintings.
Larry and Moe the mules( Curly is there also just to short to see over the door), Charlotte the pig, Wake up, the rooster, and Dead Head, the horse. Working on a cow but some work to go. He is a hard one.
This was a request from a client for me to do a 3 D painting. She sent me the photos of her horses and asked me to do something on this order. Well I am working on it and this is where I am at this point. Trying to make an animal look like he is jumping out of a picture is a little tricky but I think I am getting it there. This is a great learning experience. I have this clay bowl my daughter made in college and thought it would make a great water container. This is just the beginning, colors washed in, as you will notice no mane or tails are there, background only partial color. When finished I hope it looks like a print over a mantle with horses running out of it to get a drink She also had a photo of her mare and colt which is the one drinking and the colt behind her to right.
I now have greeting cards of some of my painting for sale. Your Sweet Pickins in Osceola, IA has some and I will have several at the show. These are 5 X 7 on linen card stock and can be matted and framed. Price is $7.00 with free shipping online.
Well we had several come to our art instruction Paintin & Sippin Oct 7 we painted a water scene in acrylics. These are so much fun and I feel everyone learns something. Some have painted before and some have no experience but it doesn't matter, I have a completed painting and I paint with you to show you how to do it. Here are some of the fun shots!
a few of the earlier classes
Well I started out with the idea I was going to do an impressionistic or abstract style seascape and oops!!! I wasn't relaxed enough and started making too many details so went into change of style and moved on to a more realistic painting. To do an abstract I really have to be in a relaxed state of mind and body, not really thinking what I am painting and just letting it flow! This is one of many that didn't end up as I had planned. But a good error I think.
Saturday Sept. 29 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm I will be upstairs at Your Sweet Pickins do some painting demonstrations.. Probably will paint 2 - 3 paintings.
Sunday Oct 7 1 to 4 pm will be teaching a "sippin & paintin class at your sweet Pickins.
Satuday Nov 10 will be set up at Southern Iowa Arts and Crafts show in Leon, IA from 9 am to 3 pm
Come on by, visit & check out my art
I hope to have some new paintings to display at the show.
Lots of new paintings taken to Your Sweet Pickins Boutique in Osceola for sale and display as well as on my art site www.inspiredartbyk.com
I am a firm believer in this and tell all my students. Practice Practice! When I started to paint I didn't have any art education, the small school in Iowa I went to didn't have any type of art class, the closest was home economics. I did well in that class as I have always been creative but painting oh no! Well I decided I really wanted to do this and needed to do this for my own sanity and low and behold I worked, I painted, and painted and worked some more. Now I sell and teach art and love every minute of it. When I moved back to Iowa and bought my farm I didn't have a place to paint so I took up jewelry making to satisfy my artistic talent and then I got my studio! And I have stopped yet. So stop and think about it, If you want something bad enough you can accomplish it. It is really all up to YOU!!!
IThis is why I enjoy doing abstract art with acrylics I started this painting because I liked the color, I painted the whole canvas this shade of peach. Then I started adding some spraying water and pushing the paint in different directions. I then decided I wanted to add some more colors: pale yellow, white, gold metallic and a small amount of silver by just poring some of these colors and moving the canvas around to let it flow at will, I proceeded to use a fine line of dark grey to define some of the colors added. I then just stood back and looked to see what shapes had arose from this process, And I saw the face, it looks like a child looking out in the distance. I then decided she had to be looking at something so I added the gulls, children love to watch birds and added one just to her side to draw attention to her face. This is the process I use many times to do abstracts, color, making it flow, then see what appears and emphasize that area. If you have any questions or comments please respond to me.
It all started with our Grandson's baseball season, we never miss a game!!! He is a sophmore.
The month of May, I had my paintings on display at the Corydon State Bank in Corydon, IA.
It is now June and I am the Clarke Area Arts Council artist of the month for June and July and my display is at the entrance lobby to events center at Lakeside Casino in Osceola, IA. June 17 from 2-4 pm they are having a reception for me.
I sure would like to see you all there.
After this I will be taking more paintings back to Your Sweet Pickins in Oceola, IA
Oh I almost forgot to add June 24 1 to 4pm I will be teaching an art class "Sippin & Paintin" at Your Sweet Pickins, an impressionistic floral. come join us for the fun.
Painting and helping to build our daughter a home by us is what we do in our spare time. A summer to remember. Busy busy I love it!!!!!!!
trying to get some animals done. I have been working on wolves, eagles,deer, horses. I am a nature lover and really enjoy painting them. Here are a few I am working on.
I love to paint and talk about art by Karen Johnson