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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lazy Days At the Beach

Sun Salutation
Saluting the Sun 11" X 11" acrylic, ink, and charcoal on board

Moontide and Dream
Moontide and Dream 11" X 11" acrylic, ink, and charcoal on board


Big Love
Big Love 11" X 11" acrylic, ink, and charcoal on board


These paintings come straight from the spirit. I believe deeply in the dream world, that the soul dwells, heals, and grows here and that our dreams are an extension of our lives. My art is almost always an attempt to depict the realm between fantasy and reality, and this series is the result of my meditations and dreams from the time I recently spent at the beach.

for Crazy Amigo

16 comments:

linda said...

Kathy, these are wonderful! Full of spirit and emotion.

Maggie Neale said...

Hi Kathy, enjoyed receiving your comment this morning on my blog...fun to meet a new friend. These are light and fresh. More later; the day calls.

This Moment said...

Kathy--your paintings look so free--I love them. I'm trying to feel more free when I paint--any tips?

Kathy said...

Thank you so much, ladies! I feel like I used to paint very tightly, but last year, in an attempt to remedy that, I took an abstract painting class with Melissa Payne Baker. Melissa, you may recall, was featured on my Arts in Atlanta series and is a very gifted young painter and wonderful teacher. She taught us techniques with a palette knife and forever changed the way I approach a new painting. So much of my ability to actually paint freely, however, comes directly from my inspiration. I find that when I am inspired, the process flows from me and that seems evident in the result. When I am not truly inspired by a vision, the painting feels forced and laborious. My surroundings seem to have the greatest impact on me and, when I am struck by something in nature, such as color or sounds, ideas and images flood my imagination. Travel is a great source of inspiration, as is spending time with my loved ones. These things make me happy and that is what inspires me to create and allows me to work intuitively and freely.

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow fabulous paintings! Love the colours and the look quit relaxed to me

Audrey said...

Love them all!

Bren said...

What an amazing series you've created. Very compelling. Love your insights in the creative process, I can identify :-)

Marit said...

Your art changed and became more personal, more YOU I guess.. and I LOVE IT!!!

Ophelia said...

Absolutely amazing....I am completely inspired by my visit to your blog.

Carole said...

Being lazy is good for your art! Loving your colours and sensitive charcoal lines.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both are impressive. Your abstract paintings are absolutly artistic, you are very talented!
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Ã…shild said...

L O O O V E!

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs

Barbara Hagerty said...

Kathy, I love these more than words can say!

Dream With the Fishes said...

These paintings are so gorgeous - the colors, and they way they blend and play together... so dreamy! They make me really happy looking at them.

I don't think I got the chance to thank you for your wonderful, wonderful words of support to me. Thank you. For caring and for encouraging and for being such a dear blog friend - thank you! xo

Joana Carvalho said...

I am loving these colors and your composition! Great, great work!

Tammy said...

Kathy, your art is blowing me away. I can see you are getting very comfortable in the abstract paintings. How fun and so beautiful!
xo,
Tammy