Monday, March 30, 2015

Snippet Philosophy, by Kim Blair

(close-up section of larger mixed media)

Have you ever tried wearing your hair a different way... changed the colour, style... tried on a wig?  I bet you received mixed reactions from friends and family... some loved your new direction and some questioned it.  But in the end it is only yourself that you need to please.

It's the same with art...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Another snippet, by Kim Blair

(close-up section from larger work on paper)

Creating this new body of work has been exhilarating... my painting style has changed in many ways.
Some aspects of the work are familiar, but my creative boundaries have started to dissolve and I am very excited about the new direction my work is taking.

Sometimes we need to take risks...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Snippets of things to come, by Kim Blair

(close-up section from larger work on paper)

I have been creating a new body of work for my upcoming show at the Faculty of Extension.

No date for the show at this time, but it should be sometime this year... and since I do not want to post any photos of the new work that will be in the show I thought it might be fun to post a snippet now and then of one of the pieces... mixed media on 300 lb. watercolour paper. 

More to come...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Holidays are just around the corner, by Kim Blair

 Calla Pink
10x10 oil on canvas
150.00 (+15.00 S&H)
Dusty Pink
10x10 oil on canvas
150.00 (+15.00 S&H)

I had a few paintings on display in Toronto and they are now back safe 'n sound in my studio. One painting (I can't reveal which one as it is a gift) was sold as soon as it arrived back in Alberta and is now back in Ontario waiting to be unwrapped Christmas morning.

Here are two of the newly returned paintings waiting to make someone smile over the holidays.  If you would like to purchase them as a set I can ship them out together in the same box and only charge you one S&H charge as a holiday special.

Of course there are other paintings available on my website under 'all available paintings for sale'

Contact me via email or phone and we can discuss reducing the S&H charges when you purchase two or more paintings that will be delivered to the same mailing address.

Telephone: 780-474-6734

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Cover Art, by Kim Blair

Lion Rampant I

Do you remember this painting I created a few years ago of the 'Lion Rampant', the unofficial national flag of Scotland?  Well, now you can see it as an Amazon/Kindle book cover if you click here, approximately number six down the list of books written by H. A. Culley.

Mr. H. A. Culley, a prolific authour from Great Britain emailed me a few months ago requesting to use it on the cover of his latest book, "The Winter King": Robert the Bruce (Robert the Bruce Trilogy 2).  I am looking forward to reading it over the winter.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sketching in Italy, by Kim Blair

Italian Pepper
6x8 Pen and Ink, Watercolour Sketch 

I had good intensions to fill my sketch book while we vacationed in Italy for the month of October... but our days were filled with sightseeing, enjoying the local culture and eating gelato.  Most evenings we cooked dinner while sipping a glass of wine, discussing our daily adventures... then fell into bed!

The only time I had to sketch was in the evenings, which is why the few sketches I was able to squeak in revolved around food.  But, since fruit and vegetables are my favourite things to paint it turned out to be a lovely way to relax.

*One tip I'd like to pass along is not to have your tea cup next to your watercolour water container... A couple of times I found myself absentmindedly rinsing my brush in the wrong cup!

Ciao for now.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Colourful Grouping, paintings by Kim Blair

A Calgary couple who have collected a number of my paintings (and ink drawings) sent me these photos of their recent acquisition 'Siena' hanging in their living room next to a grouping of two smaller pieces that I painted a few years ago.   It's a visual treat for me to see my art hanging in a collectors home.
Thanks L. for sending me these photos.

Colourful art on gorgeous colourful walls!