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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Love Is Blind



























Bliss of Another Kind 12 X 12 acrylic, charcoal, oil stick, and paper on canvas for The Three Muses "Love is Blind" challenge.


This painting was inspired by the concerts in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens that I attended this summer with my sweet husband and our old friends Vickie and Bill, all of whom learned to turned over their ticket stubbs to me for the sake of my art. I used the tickets for texture along with concert programs from Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, and Joan Baez. You can no longer see any of these souvenirs, but I know they're there, and that's what matters. That and the memories I have of those summer nights and the music in the garden.

19 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

No wonder this piece struck my heart! Fabulous summer music is at it's heart and has formed it's very soul!!! Bravo! Hugs, Terri xoxox

PS I'm a huge Emmylou and John Hiatt fan!!! Lucky YOU!!!

Ozstuff said...

I am soooooo envious. Joan Baez! Wow. Kathy, your painting is amazing and intriguing. What a wonderful idea to incorporate souvenirs from the concerts into your work.

Judy said...

Like your style, Kathy, thanks for sharing your inspiration story!

indybev said...

Katheeeeee! How clever to weave your memory ephemera into the background of your abstract. You, my dear, have an artist's soul!

peggy gatto said...

this is a beauty, my eyes keep looking, there is so much to see, but also harmony!!!

Leila Gervais said...

Wow, I love your use of colors, what a beautiful image you've created!

Janet Ghio said...

Wow! The pink on this is just wonderful--I love this painting! And you've got some great entertainers coming for your concerts!!

Diana Evans said...

I am so loving your colourful abstracts Kathy!!! this is beautiful!!!

Junibears said...

Beautiful colours and wonderful story to go with it. Lovely work.xx

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

Love your work. It's really fabulous.

Jackie said...

I love the vibrancy and depth of your painting, Kathy.

Taluula said...

Kathy what a wonderful way to keep your ephemera close and to add real experiences and emotions to your art. Thank you so much for sharing not only this beautiful piece but also the idea of what might be done with our keepsakes.

Outside The Lines said...

This piece is so bright and beautiful Kathy....it just sings! How fabulous that you incorporated your stubs from such cool concerts....

Marit said...

Love your painting but I'm totally in oooh and aaaah about the tickets/names... you really saw Joan Baez? Emmylou Harris? John Hiatt? WAAAHHH....

missy k said...

I love the colours and warmth ... and the fact that at the heart of your painting you have such happy memories.

Ozstuff said...

Hi Kathy! I have already left a comment above on your magnificent painting but wanted to thank you for your kind comments on my postcard and to agree with you WHOLEHEARTEDLY on the subject of the blog. First of all I can tell you that your blog froze me out of Blogland twice in the past half hour or so. This is a common occurrence for me with several blogs and I just have to wait sometimes up to ten minutes to get back in. Added to that, just lately the definition of pictures and texts on blog pages seems to have been reduced and it is necessary to enlarge most of them to appreciate the artwork. Just recently and for no reason, when I tried to post pictures, they kept coming up in html code. It is so aggravating!!
I am sorry to hear of all your problems and I do hope they are sorted out before too long. Support is a joke on the blog. Invariably we are referred to "user forums".

Cheers, Marie.

WrightStuff said...

I keep meaning to tell you. I bought my first copy of Somerset Studio this month (managed to find a UK supplier) and was pleasantly surprised to find your wonderful artwork gracing the pages. Congratulations. A well-deserved feature :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

It's so beautiful unique brilliant and colorful as life is, I really love it. And all your other art works are so creative and different you are so talented,I pay you a great compliment.
Hugs Anja from germany

vintage wil said...

Beautiful ! great work!!