Friday, April 17, 2015

Snippet Geography, by Kim Blair


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

A few blue lines meandering across a small snippet photographed from a much larger painting plays with our sense of perspective... aerial topography or ?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Universe in a Snippet, by Kim Blair

(close-up snippet of larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

Even though I, as the artist, know what the subject/inspiration was for the painting that this snippet came from I can't help thinking that this tiny little section suggests something much larger.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Snippet with Blue Lines, by Kim Blair

(close-up snippet of larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

A small snippet of a larger work can have a life of its own... it may suggest an image of something entirely different from the painting as a whole.  This snippet evokes a feeling of spring for me... what does it evoke for you?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Snippets of gray, by Kim Blair

(close-up snippet of larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

Making marks on thick textured watercolour paper is a sensual experience.  The paint skips and dances across the embossed surface of the absorbent paper leaving a trail of colour... blue, black, brown and white mingling together to create more than 50 shades of gray.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Snippets can be miniature works of art, by Kim Blair


(close-up snippet of larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

While composing these close-up sectional shots of my larger mixed media paintings I discovered numerous miniature abstracted works... some could stand alone as tiny paintings, while others offer only a glimpse into a much more complicated composition.

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...