Monday, May 18, 2009

'Dancing With Pearls'


'Dancing with Pearls'
shares the truth of all pain which ultimately brings so much joy and beauty to life.

This work is acrylic on 20 x16 inches 300lb (640gsm) Fabriano Watercolor Paper. Recently, I have been forced into thinking about how challenging it can be to reach those pearls in life, and how important it is to have those challenges in order to appreciate the pearls when they arrive. It seems to me, if we dwell on the challenges they play a major roll in the day-to-day and we end up missing all of the good parts life hands us. With this series, I hope to reflect on how there is really so much more positive than negative in life and how reflecting on the good parts helps us to learn from the challenges. Now, have I completely confused everyone?

Here I am again doing some work on paper. I think I am attracted to the way the paper is interacting with the paint/inks. I know I am going to have to mount these pieces, and I think ultimately frame them, too. ARGH The issue is I cannot help myself! Well, it is a challenge, but I am focusing on it becoming something exceptionally good! :)

Happy Monday Everyone!

14 comments:

Jessie said...

This is beautiful Kim really beautiful. I believe that art should add joy and beauty to the world. There's enough of the negative and I don't need to be reminded of it by ugly or miserable images. I know this is a controversial opinion and I have artist friends who would argue against my view. One in particular who scorns art that's beautiful and sees the creation of art as political.(In the negative sense) I went to see an exhibition of work by another friend at the weekend who believes like me, that it should be a thing of beauty and by golly her work was breathtaking. Purples, blues and even a touch of silver in one of them. I think you would have loved them too. I wish she had work online then I could share it.x

Kim said...

Thank you so much, Jess. Well, consider yourself in good company here, too. I feel the more we can interject positive and beauty in the world the better the world will be. I get the messages clear enough without images being in front of my face all of the time of the negative. I feel the same way about movies...I don't care for the ones with a lot of violence and those which end on a down note!

I sure wish I could see this artist's work, too. It sounds as though I would love it a lot! Maybe you can convince her to get things going online... :) Wouldn't that be great?

Thank you so much, Jess! I so appreciate your insights and thoughts here. We are the blue/purply girls, uh?

Have a Beautiful Day!

Love,

Kim

Adriana said...

This is Beautiful! Love the colors interacting with each other!
I believe too that the more people talk about the negative or think about it-that only brings more of that to our lives..the more we talk about feeling good-or good experiences that's what we bring to ourselves..

~Babs said...

Hi Kim, Once again I am reminded by your post of coal being refined, refined into diamonds. Created by the pressures surrounding them. Some days we can feel our coal working harder than others.
Then there are the days that we can feel almost like a diamond, (although still maybe in the rough),,but with the knowledge that it's working.

Wonderful light in this painting Kim! Papers do have a way of growing on you. Even though they have to be mounted, it's often worth the effort.
(and a design like this would be excellent in a few art cards)
:-)
Oh, and I too am anxiously awaiting the perfect timing: RE: your previous post.

Kim said...

Hello Adriana and Welcome!

Thank you so much for your beautiful compliments on this piece!

I agree with you we draw the energy to us which we create! It is a beautiful thing, isn't it?

Thanks for you lovely comment here. I am going to pop over and visit you.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hi Babs!

Coal refining! I love hearing how different people view these paintings. I have a feeling you are going to be seeing a lot of coal in this series :) You are right every day is different and each one brings meaning to the others...cool how that works, isn't it?

Paper...well, I think I am enjoying it for the moment. It is something a bit different. Not to mention I can't get the canvases I usually use in bulk boxes as they are out of stock. Mmmm, maybe that means I need to go larger with the canvases and reserve the smaller works for the paper. What do you think?

Thanks so much, Babs! You always have wonderful insights!

Love,

Kim

Sabi said...

Hi Kim

I love the painting and details on the painting.. You decribed beautifully; love the color combination; very good job done

Kim said...

Thank you so much, Sabi! I am glad you like it! I am very much enjoying this new series.

Have a Great Day!

Love,

Kim

fiona long said...

Congratulations Kim! This is really beautiful. It really reflects the beautiful message you are conveying too.

Kim said...

Hi Fiona!

Thanks so much. Your input here truly means a great deal! I am glad you like it and the message.

Love,

Kim

Cestandrea said...

Milky street, it looks like script on universe, that is what came to my mind looking at it. I so understand that you feel attracted to the paper, and to experiment with it, the paper so nicely drinks inks...
love
Andrea

Kim said...

Hi Andrea,

You are so right, the paper really handles the ink in a very different way than the painted canvas...although I use the same paint on the paper, it is thin and it also absorbs that and plumps up the paper fibers. It is fun!

Mmmm, I do like your take on this one!

Thanks, my friend!

Love,

Kim

San said...

Such an uplifting theme for a series. And yes, your pearls are dancing, with grace and assertiveness.

Kim said...

Thank You, San! I am kind of working through the idea of sometimes you have to go through the hard stuff in order to find the delight!

I am glad you like it...I am very much enjoying the work!

Love,

Kim