Friday, April 4, 2008

A Glimpse...

So I thought I would give you a glimpse of what is on my easel right now. I have been working on this for a couple of weeks, now. It may be another week or two before I feel it is finished. It will go in my Music Series and the tentative subtitle is "Love Letters and Tears". This is not even the full canvas...just a close up shot!

So what is on your easel or desk now?

One other thing I wanted to point out to you is our friend Andrea said she has used the Inktense pencils and shows an example of the result on her blog. I am eager to try these and thought you might be interested in seeing an example of Andrea's use of them.

I will be working on some drawings this weekend. What are you going to be working on?

Have a Great Weekend and let me know what creative things you are doing.


Yellow said...

Erm, what is on my easel right now is my self portrait which is still just the underpainting nearly two months on. I haven't touched it. In fact, it's like to Portrait of Dorian Gray. Every time I go into the studio it's looking at me, frowning.

Andrea and Kim said...

Ohhhh, you make me really laugh so much! Dorian Gray! I think if I were doing a portrait of myself I would avoid it, but look at how much fun it should be for YOU!

Change that frown to a smile or laugh and turn those eyes into fun, loving and twinkling. I know how special your Dad is to you....think of the joy you have being his daughter and paint that right into your portrait!

Thanks so much for sharing and I will be looking for that beautiful painting on your blog!

Lynette said...

Oooh Kim, what fantastic depth you achieved with this one. It looks like you can reach far in there where the objects and wonderful paint drippings are! I love the title too! I just finished up 2 paintings that I've been working on, on and off the last year or so. I'm also almost done with a third painting. Going to check out Andrea's blog now. Have a fun and creative weekend! I can't wait to see the whole canvas of 'Love Letters and Tears'!

~Babs said...

Still the large oil painting,,haven't had a chance to get back to it yet. Have been playing with some inks,,,,really cool translucent colors!

LOVE the title of this painting,,and what you've shown us of it is looking FABULOUS! (and so well suits the title)

La journée de Miss Doodle said...

Kim, the title of your painting is great and fits so well. What I see here indeed is someone looking at things, the things may be love letters or paintings :) or journal pages:) I like the drops, as always and the colours on the pages. The gesture mark has so much movement in it and at the same time it looks static! I love that.

Now thanks for mentioning my experience with the Inktense pencils on you blog, you are such an interactive artist! In fact, I used the inktense pencils to sketch the little fellow, and then I passed over this with brush and water and put in the shadows with my other (new) Sennelier watercolours.

Have a nice weekend talk to you soon

Andrea and Kim said...

Hi Lynette,

Thank you so much for your kind, kind words about this. I, too, am eager to get this one completed, so I will let you know.

I can't wait to see those canvases of yours! Ohhhh, that sounds so nice!

Enjoy Andrea's is great to be able to see things like this happening!

Thanks Lynette!

Andrea and Kim said...

Hi Babs! I have really missed you the last few days...know you are busy, busy, busy, though.

Well, my dear, I can't wait to see that oil painting when you are ready to show it!

Glad you like the title...hopefully, the finished work will stand up to it...

Thanks Babs!

Andrea and Kim said...

Hi Andrea!

Thank you so much. Your insights are really helpful, too. For the first time in my life, the title came before the painting! As I was listening to the music, I couldn't get that title out of my mind!

Do you know I have looked locally for those pencils for two days and can't find them. When I asked at the shop, they told me they had been asked for them a million times and would be getting them in. I am determined to order some next week, I think. I am just so curious about them and think they would be fabulous for travel.

So you used some watercolors over the pencils! That is cool! You have me very curious about this product!

Thank you so much...I try to make those connections when I can. I think the more we can hear from others, the more we learn. It seems as though products are always evolving, so if we can help each other, it might be an advantage!

Have a Lovely Weekend!

Todd Camplin said...

I love drawing. All I want to do now.

Andrea and Kim said...

Hello Todd!

I am learning to love it more and long as I can draw what I want! But I just can't give up the painting...

Thanks for visiting!

Daphne Enns said...

I also think that this is an awesome painting and fitting title.

I've used the Derwent watercolour pencil crayons for years and have always found that they add a nice graphic element to a piece.

FYI: In a painting class years ago my teacher had us all buy an inexpensive pack of childrens' felt pens (they cannot be water proof or they won't work).

Next use watercolour paper (or keep on experimenting with something different) and then add water and push it around with a wet brush.

The results are really amazing and childrens felts tend to come in bright colours which means some really happy looking results.

I'll try scanning one of my experiments later today and put it on my blog.

Andrea and Kim said...

Hi Daphne,

Thank you for your kind words about this unfinished painting!

The Derwent pencils (Inktense) are new they create color which is waterproof when dry. I am eager to try those. I agree the watercolor pencils are wonderful and I use them a lot when I travel. These new pencils seem as though it will be like having acrylics in pencil form...that is the exciting part for me.

What a lovely idea to use the water-soluable markers! I can imagine children would really love that a lot...yes!

Oh do post something you have done on your blog...I love to see these experiments!

Thanks for visiting Daphne!