Monday, April 24, 2017

Traces of a Previous Life, by Kim Blair

'Traces of a Previous Life' is a large  (48" x 48") abstract painting on gallery profile canvas.

The paint was applied to the support using putty knives, credit cards, sticks, cardboard and brushes.

Influenced by my ongoing research of ancient mark making and pattern this painting is composed of  thick layers of pigment scratched and gouged... revealing history... offering a glimpse into what lies beneath... traces of a previous life.

(*Click on the images below to see the rich history of paint, colour and marks.)

Traces of a Previous Life
48" x 48"
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
(on easel in studio)
 Traces of a Previous Life
(*hanging on dining room wall for display purposes)

Traces of a Previous Life
48" x 48"
acrylic on canvas

$2400.00 + S/H
(*inquire regarding shipping costs within North America)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Glow, by Kim Blair

*Click on 'Selfies' tab at the top of  blog for image
(w.c. pastels on acrylic base coated paper)

The better title for this painting would be, 'Foot Lights... and Ten Years Younger!'  The green/yellow glow on my face reminds me of the affect that foot lights (from the 1800s) had on stage performers' skin colour.  Toulouse Lautrec enjoyed portraying this effect on his subjects... and I enjoy Toulouse Lautrec's work, so this portrait is a bit of a nod to his colour choices.

The 'Ten Years Younger,' is a bit of artistic license showing up... unintentionally of course ;)

A few months ago I listened to a podcast interview of a portrait painter who offered her prospective clients the optional incentive that she could/would "Take off ten years, ten pounds and whiten their teeth!"

Airbrushing is alive and well...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Good Vibrations, by Kim Blair

*Click on Selfies tab at top of blog for image
Good Vibrations
(15x11, w.c. pastel & w.c. pencil 
on acrylic base coated paper)

Complementary colours and energetic marks combine to create good vibrations in this self-portrait.
(*Click on the image to enlarge)

The combination seems to illustrate 'energy' which the thesaurus defines as:  vitality, enthusiasm, effervescence, passion, animation, zest, etc... all of which I have in varying degrees.

This is #12 in my self-portrait series.