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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Be Inspired

Be Inspired

for the Three Muses

Almost two years ago to the very day, my husband took me to an opening at the Bennett Street Gallery in Atlanta, and, if you've read my old posts, you know that this is what motivated me to resume my own study of art. Well, the artist was Kenson Thompson, whose work you can see here, and this weekend I am going to a two day mixed media workshop that she's teaching at the Art School of Sandy Springs. I've been working so hard on color and composition, and I think she will have so much to teach me about technique. I am so excited that I will be in the same room while she's weilding a paintbrush that I'm practically beside myself. I will be sure to take lots of photographs and share them with you, if that's okay with her, and, in the meantime, expect progress.

Love,
Kathy

P.S. Van Gogh's called to tell me that I sold "Lotus." Yippee!!!

27 comments:

Diane said...

Love this piece, Kathy, and congrats on selling your art work!! Enjoy your workshop--it would be wonderful to go to an actual live one!

Janet Ghio said...

Congratulations on your sale and have fun at your mixed media workshop. I am going to go look up this artist-great work!

tammy said...

Great color combo. A mysterious man he is. Nice piece.

Lori Saul said...

This piece is so vibrant and mesmerizing. Fabulous contrasting colors to the eye and senses! Congrats on your sale and your workshop sounds great - have fun!

Ozstuff said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Fantastic news. This one reminds me of "The Birth of Venus" for some obscure reason but, with the opening flower and the nest full of eggs it seems your inspiration is of a continuing rebirth as an artist which began two years ago. It is superb.

Judy said...

Spectacular piece, Kathy, love your use of vibrant colours! Good luck with the art classes!

Sadie said...

She sweeps in a shop
Of brush, canvas, thumb palette
Behold, she inspires.

indybev said...

Congrats on the sale, and on the upcoming workshop. In the meantime, I love your guy here in the midst of your usual bold colors. Call yourself Alberta, Kathy or Gertrude, I'm still a groupie!

Elena said...

Congrats on the sale! But especially for the workshop opportunity and learning from someone you admire. Love this piece too!

Staci Danford said...

As always your COLOR combinations are just the most inspiring.. LOVE it..
Staci

Sandy said...

OMG this is absolutely facinating.
So powerful colors and beautiful man. Love it.

Femmy said...

Fantastic!!!

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous! Love your color choices!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Fabulous creation!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is wonderful, I love all the layers to it, the colors you used and the overall effect is fabulous!

Terri Kahrs said...

Congratulations on your sale, Kathy!!! I'm sure the new owner is as happy as you are! Love your Muses piece. You're work just keeps evolving. I'm so happy for you! What a treat to take lessons from someone who's been so pivotal in your art life. The Universe is generous and abundant! Love & Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jane said...

Beautiful piece, Kathy! ANd thank you so much for sharing the work of Kenson Thompson. I looked through her site - very inspiring. Taking workshops, especially if you teach, is so refreshing! I'm taking a few this year, including one with Karen Rosasco (take a look at her site)on experimental watermedia. Can't wait to see your posts and photos on the workshop this weekend. Enjoy!!!!
Jane

Saya said...

beautiful piece!! Love the color-combo!!

Daphne said...

Wow, stunning colors, great piece!!

Hermine said...

Totally awesome

Glennis said...

Enjoy your weekend workshop, learn heaps then go paint a masterpiece!

Marit said...

Oh WOW Kathy, I looked at her art and that is so wonderful! I can imagine you are exited!!! Hope you had a wonderful time, and tell us all about it! (*teehee* - the word verification I have to type below is "dadist" - now that's a sign isn't it...)

This Photographer's Life said...

Hey Girl! Loved meeting you this weekend :) Awesome picture :)

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Terry said...

Hello Kathy, Thanks for visiting my place. We're not organized into a group. Just had one little lunch with folks who'd already connected in some way. It was very nice to meet in person and fun to run into each other at Atlanta events.

I don't know where this is going. Personally, I want Atlanta bloggers to rule the earth.

Taluula said...

Kathy, this is inspired. I love it.

kenson said...

Kathy....thank you again for your ever so kind and complimentary words about my art.....looks like your doing Great things...i love that for you!kenson