Thursday, November 12, 2015

You are invited to my 'Solo Graduation Exhibition', by Kim Blair

Formative to Informative

Graduate Exhibition
By Kim Blair

Opening Reception
Friday, December 4, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Exhibition runs from November 27 to December 17, 2015

U of A Faculty of Extension
Extension Gallery
 (Main Floor Atrium)
Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Five years of art classes has culminated in my graduation exhibition at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension Gallery in downtown Edmonton.  Please set aside the opening date of December 4, 2015 to drop by the Extension Gallery between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. to view my expressionistic body of work, created specifically for this exhibition.

I look forward to catching up with you at the opening celebration for my solo exhibition.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

'Online Studio Sale' ... only 3 weeks remaining, Kim Blair

 Online Studio Sale

to see more art work
 in my online studio sale... only 3 weeks left to take advantage of 50% off on a variety of artwork.

Head over to my website,, under the heading 'all available paintings for sale' to view all the artwork available in my Online Studio Sale.  

*The prices will be 50% off the marked price.

For example, if a piece is marked $200.00, the sale price will be $100.00.
I will send you a paypal request/invoice for the sale price, (plus S&H if applicable.)  

*(Of course you are welcome to make an appointment to come by my studio to pickup your pieces.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Online Studio Sale... 50 % off for one month only, by Kim Blair

 Highland Sun, 16x20, sold
Golden Star, 20x16
 Orange Ice, 11x14, sold
Mayan Gold, 9x12

It's time for an online studio sale! 

Here are just a few of the many paintings being offered at:
 50% off the regular price... for one month only!

Sale starts October 22, 2015 and ends at Midnight November 22, 2015.

Click here to go to my website ( to look under the heading 'all the available paintings for sale'... there are quite a few to choose from... the sale also includes pen and ink work.

*The Sale is 50% off the prices marked on my website:  For example a painting marked $360.00 is now $180.00... during the sale.

Email me which pieces you would like to purchase and I will send you a 'paypal request/invoice for the sale price plus any applicable S&H.  If you are able to come by my studio to pickup your purchases you will save the S&H cost.

Once you have paid for your order in full, I will mark the item(s) sold and either hold them for you to pickup or mail them to you asap... just in time for for the holidays!

Shipping and Handling Information:
S&H will be extra, and usually runs approximately $15.00 for smaller paintings... up to approximately $25.00 for larger painting, within Canada. 

 *(Shipping to the USA usually runs a bit more)

If you purchase more than one painting and they are going to the same address I can box them together making S&H less per shipment than if they are sent as separate orders.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Have you had a Rorschach today... Snippets by Kim Blair


(closeup sections from larger work on paper)

  The Rorschach was a psychological test developed in 1921 where the participants were shown a set of ten ink blot cards and asked to describe what they thought each looked like.

Instead of ten, I am offering two snippet/closeup sections taken from the same larger mixed media work on paper... what do you see?

Be creative.... there are no wrong answers.

(The larger work will be revealed at my exhibition in 2 months.)


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Officially Fall Snippets by Kim Blair

 (close-up detail from larger work on canvas)

(close-up detail from larger work on canvas)

Autumn is officially here.  A thick carpet of golden yellow elm leaves has started to develop along our street and the aroma of freshly baked apple crisp has filled our house numerous times over the last few weeks.
But that is not the only thing that has been happening... I have been putting together the details for my grad exhibition that will take place in a few months.   Selecting which paintings will be hung and where all seemed so simple until I actually sat down with a scaled model of the gallery (that my husband designed for me.) 

 Yes, it's all fun and games until some hard decisions have to be made about your own work because not every piece I painted will fit in the gallery space.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What a line Snippet, by Kim Blair

(close-up detail from larger work on canvas)

A line has the capacity to draw the viewer into or out of a painting.  The thickness of a line along with the intensity of colour can create the illusion of strength or delicacy.  But what happens when the colour of a line is considered to be delicate while the thickness suggests strength?  Is that allowed... can something be delicate and strong at the same time?

I like to think of it as the 'yin yang effect.'

My grad show has now been booked for the end of November 2015.  I will keep you posted as to exact dates, plus the date/time of the reception/party at the venue/gallery.

(*In this upcoming show I will be exhibiting the complete, larger paintings where all these smaller 'snippet' close-up sections originated from).  

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Purple Passion Snippet, by Kim Blair

(close-up detail from larger work on canvas)

After my confession on my last post (about having a saturated palette... surprise, surprise) I thought it might be good to offer up a 'snippet' example of rich vibrant hues playing off some tints and shades... variations on a colour theme.
I didn't come completely clean with my confession... I should have added that I have a soft spot for using line work in my paintings, which makes my art a painting/drawing hybrid of sorts.