Friday, February 28, 2014

Luna, by Kimberly Santini

"Luna," 7" x 12", acrylics on museum quality panel, depicting a stunning paint horse, in process photos here. Thank you Maggie Weakley (friend and fellow artist) for sharing your muse with me. $499, inquiries may come to me.

I know I've always preached that black paint can be a crutch. And I've never used it. 

Then Robert Genn called it the Queen of Color. And friend and mentor Vianna Szabo told me she was using it in her new limited palette (and she's taking a group to Italy to paint, in case you are interested).

I was already painting black and white horses, falling in love with the abstractions of their markings and the play of light. The next step was to push the boundary even further and eliminate the middle ground.

Hence The Luna Series has been born. There's another Luna piece in process on the studio Facebook page. And one in my head, ready to spill out. And more in the works.

Black CAN be a powerful tool when used in moderation and tinted with strong blues and reds.

I love making new discoveries!

Thanks for following along,

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Baby Steps

"Baby Steps," 10" x 5-3/4", acrylics on a museum quality panel, depicting a Gypsy Vanner mare and new foal, $399 to the first one to email. In process photos are here.

I needed a breath of spring in the studio today, so I spoiled myself with some bright green grass. And indulged in another favorite of mine - black and white. Which as you know isn't really black or white. But that green? It is most definately green.

Horses courtesy of Mt Christie Gypsy Horses, which I visited two springs ago with a friend, just days after this little one hit the ground. 

Is it possible to have spring fever in early February? I'm in for a long couple of months if so.....

Thanks for following along with my artwork, 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cornered - New drawing by Sheona Hamilton-Grant

This year, the focus is on daring to spice things up, dramatically.
"Cornered", in my mind for over 4 years, as seen the light and I love it.
My scribble friends have delivered.
They have dared to push compositional boundaries, over-use negative space, confront the viewer with a new phenomenon, highlight a slice of the bigger picture.
Successfully cornering reality.
Pencil on Paper, 17x21 cm
950 Euros
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Whimsical Donkey Painting by Theresa Paden

Whimsical Donkey Painting 
By Theresa Paden


12 x 9"
Acrylic on 1/8" thick panel

I had fun with the name on this one!

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Here's a close up shot

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Have To Have Another Studio Sale & Have 2 New Paintings Done

They say that it is good to let go...move on ...clear clutter...and I have decided to have another studio clean up sale.  “A Mid-Winter Special Studio Sale Of Art Work “ .  The work offered in this studio sale can be seen on my website on a page created specifically for that sale. I hope there a painting there that you cannot live without! It is ‘ Easy Peasey’ to buy it with Buy Buttons through secure PayPal.  Help me de-clutter and buy hay for my horses!!

I have finished a new water color of a driving pair. Another ground driving painting, with the movement and brio that can take part in even the simple discipline of ground driving horses. “Ground Driving the Pair” is now up available on my Equine Art page.

 As soon as I finished the watercolor, I did a small casein of a Jack Russell pup….our hairy Nell modeled for me. She is a cheap model!  One chewy bone and she is good to go.

I am waiting for spring with such a longing. This winter has been brutal....warmth and green growing will be welcomed!
Until it comes.........I will paint!