Friday, August 26, 2016

9-11

Yesterday I let myself go free.
With my art that is.

I decided to just paint and see where it was going to take me.

Here is where my mind and hands took me...

So.  As I always do, I sit in a chair and stare at my paintings usually for about 30 minutes after I think I'm finished.
Then I fix them if they need "fixin".  When I sat and stared at this painting all I could think about was 9-11.  
Do you see the smoke rising from the ashes?
Do you see the rebar standing silently?
What about the flag on the left side flying at half-staff?
In my brain 9-11 was on my mind and it came out on canvas.
I decided it was finished.
I hope this painting finds a special place and owner because I think it is totally thought provoking.
It is both interesting and sad at the same time.
What an emotional painting.
We are coming up on the 15th anniversary of 9-11.
I cannot believe it has been 15 years.

"Never Forget"
36 x 48 
Price upon request
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Abstracts!

"A New Beginning"
I love how images magically appear in abstracts!
See the angel in the bottom right?
That was a mistake.
But a beautiful one, no?

And new watercolour abstracts!!!
All 16 x 20 with deckled edge
 




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Have a great day y'all!
kb


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Watercolor Abstracts!!

So, to continue my "art mistake" I decided I kinda like doing watercolor abstracts...
As a matter of fact, I'm obsessed!

I cannot wait to see these all framed up!

For Roundtop I am going to frame 4 of these in acrylic standoff frames and 4 pressed between two pieces of glass in a simple gold frame.

I think they are going to be beautiful!












When something "comes" to you as an artist, many times you wonder where that inspiration came from.  I think in this case, with this new series, I must have tucked away memories from Big Sky into the back of my brain.  I know the images of the thermal ponds have been dying to come out somehow.
Do you see the inspiration?




...now, if I could just nail that turquoise color....

Have a great day y'all!
kb

Monday, August 22, 2016

Playing Around!

Sometimes art comes to you as a mistake!

While painting this weekend, I looked at my watercolor palette.
It looked like art in it's purest form.
A mistake.

I decided I would try to recreate it on paper.

While it didn't turn out exactly like I wanted, it did inspire me to create a series of watercolor abstracts!

Here is my palette:


And here is the first in a series that I will be doing of abstract watercolors!


This is going to be fun!!!

Have a great day y'all!
kb


Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Painting Maniac!

With Roundrop right around the corner, we as people who show their art there put it in full gear getting ready!
We are exactly 3 weeks away and to say I've been painting like a maniac is an understatement.
What is usually 3 hours a day will soon turn in to 10 hour work days.

I hope I can keep it up!

So, I have successfully restocked my watercolor feather collection especially for Roundtop!

I will also be showing about 100 signed and number giclees on watercolor paper.
(more about that later!)

My friend Cindy came over last night.  Since I do my watercolors at home I was showing her the house and said "now, beware....my watercolors are drying all over the place upstairs."  She almost had a heart attack when I opened the door!!!
Haha! I didn't realize how obsessive/complusive I've been!

16 x 20 originals - 175.00

11 x 14 signed and numbered prints - 68.00

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have a great Sunday y'all!!!
kb

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Inspiration!

SO excited to present two new abstracts!

These were inspired by my oldest daughter's design in her new home.

Everything is WHITE except for a few splashes of color.  Simplistic lines with pops of elegant touches. She is keeping everything very subdued and allowing artwork, lighting, and a few magnificent pieces of furniture to take the spotlight.
Could not love that more!

Here ya go!

"The Deep Blue"
36 x 48 Mixed media with gallery wrapped canvas

"Pink Sand"
36 x 48 Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

Prices upon request
kbdr@aol.com

Have a devine day y'all!!!
kb

Friday, August 19, 2016

Watercolors for Roundtop!

So excited to present two new watercolor feathers in my collection especially for Roundtop!

Originals are 17 x 21 with deckled edges.
175.00 each

These will also be available in signed and numbered  11 x 14 giclee prints for 68.00 each.



For more information contact me!

kbdr@aol.com

Have a great day y'all!!!
kb