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Friday, November 12, 2010

Illustration Friday



For the past few weeks, I haven't posted very often because I've spent every spare waking moment painting like a madwoman! I was trying to get a large enough body of work ready for The Chastain Arts Festival, which was my first festival. Here you can see one of my favorite new pieces called Sarabande. This abstract is 30 X 30 and was done with a palette knife, acrylics, oils, charcoal, and ink.


The festival itself went very well. I got so much positive feedback, and I sold five large paintings. I met some of the most interesting people, and, after the first day I began to notice some things about the ones that responded to my work. For example, if a person was wearing pink, he or she was bound to spend some time in my booth!

Over the next few weeks I will show you some of the other paintings I took to the festival. One of the pieces I sold was my little sandman in Bring Me A Dream, and, I have to admit, I already miss him.

Now that I have the festival behind me, I plan to work on some small pieces on board and to focus more on figurative painting. I have three compositions in my head that I am just itching to start.

12 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Kathy, how wonderful that your first Festival experience was so positive! Congrats on those sales. Can't wait to see your new creative path! Hugs, Terri xoxo

dthaase said...

you have some beautiful work on this site...do come and play at Whimsical Wednesday - more here:

http://quotidianjournal.blogspot.com/p/whimsical-wednesday.html

Janet Ghio said...

Five large paintings!Congratulations!

Juan said...

Great painting!

rebecca said...

fantastic!!!
yes, bring on the pictures.
share your light!!!
xoxoxoox,
rebecca

Marit said...

From now on I definitely will wear pink if I go to a festival!

joanna said...

Congrats Kathy!! your work is wonderful!!

Mr. Spoqui said...

nice splosh and splashes :)

Janet Ghio said...

Kathy-I really love the color red you are using--is it a mixture of colors?

Kathy said...

It is a mixture of colors, Janet, or rather a layering of colors. Pure red of any shade always looks too harsh for me, so I layer shades. Here, I think I used cadmium reds (medium and dark) alazarin crimson, a pinky red coral and cadmium orange. Then I went over areas with a black ink stamp pad.Often I include magenta or violet in my reds, but not in this painting.

Taluula said...

Kathy, how exciting to have your pictures exhibited. You are a wonderful artist and deserve to sell your work and the people buying are very very lucky indeed.

sara's art house said...

LOVE it!