Monday, June 15, 2015

What do you see Snippet, by Kim Blair



(close-up sections from larger work on canvas)

These two snippets (like the previous two from June 12) are from larger abstract works on canvas.  Although I will not reveal the inspiration for the abstract paintings these sections are from... I will say that these two particular snippets seem to evoke landscapes, but your eyes and imagination might see something different.

Tell me what you see...


Friday, June 12, 2015

Orange is the new Snippet Colour, by Kim Blair







(close-up sections from larger work on canvas)

Orange is back in vogue.  You'll find it in book and movie titles, accent pillows, hand bags and napkins... even a line of high end cast iron cookware comes in a vibrant shade of orange.

From pumpkins to poppies you can find a multitude of tints, tones and shades of this warm earthy hue... it can even be found in a snippet or two...



Monday, June 8, 2015

Sea Treasures Snippet, by Kim Blair


(close-up section from larger work on paper)

The long red streaks of paint in this snippet seem to suggest strands of red coral (Corallium rubrum) floating amongst green seaweed, rocks and various plant life found in the sea.  In antiquity the Romans would hang branches of red coral around their children's neck to protect them from evil spirits.
Red coral, like many aquatic treasures harvested from the sea is now on the endangered species list. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Snippet Diptych, by Kim Blair



(close-up sections from larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

When photographing these close-up sections (snippets) from the larger paintings I created for my graduate show, I use the camera view finder like a mini frame, selecting passages where the paint application, colour combination and brush work create mini abstract paintings.

These 'snippets' are little paintings within larger paintings.

Both of these snippets are taken from the same larger mixed media painting.



Monday, June 1, 2015

Three Peas Snippet, by Kim Blair

(close-up section taken from larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

This snippet almost looks like three peas in a pod... or should I say, three peas on a blog.
Okay, Okay I can hear everyone groaning!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Galactic Battle Snippet, by Kim Blair

(close-up section from larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

The original Star Wars movie was created just over 30 years ago... where does the time go?

This snippet section feels action packed with mega watts of light saber action, sonic blasts and whirling galaxies.  Special effects gone wild!  Or at least my imagination has...


Monday, May 25, 2015

 Snippet #1


Snippet #2

(close-up sections from larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

Both of these snippets are obviously from the same painting, but each snippet is slightly different... snippet #2 has been rotated to create a different perspective.  Even though they 'feel' similar, the slight differences between the two along with the variation of orientation allow the viewer to interpret them as completely different.

Like most things in life... even with all things being 'almost' equal, our interpretation really depends on our perspective.