Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Red Accents, Oil Paintings by Kim Blair

 Silver Peppers
12x12 oil on canvas
Tomato Red I
10x10 oil on canvas

A Collector from Calgary recently did a kitchen renovation using red as an accent colour... which included two of my paintings. Last week she purchased 'Tomato Red I' to hang above her sink, while a previous purchase, 'Silver Peppers' hangs on the wall by the stove.

It's so much fun to see where collectors hang their purchases!

Thanks A.S. for sending these photos to me.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Yellow Gold, oil painting by Kim Blair

Yellow Gold
11x14 oil on canvas

This painting of a yellow pepper cut in half was created a few months ago and has been stashed away in my studio... it may not leave my collection, at least not for a while.  After doing research on the history of capsicum annuum I painted this piece to evoke and symbolize the rich and bloody history of the conquest of the New World.  Along with gold bullion and the well guarded secret of a new source for red dye the Spanish fleet carried a new vegetable back to European soil.

(NFS at this time) 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Let's Stay in Touch, Canada's New Legislation, by Kim Blair

On July 1, 2014 Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation will come into effect, regulating the distribution of commercial electronic messages by all organizations and individuals in Canada.

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Kim Blair
Visual Artist

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

One Half, Pen and Ink Sketch, by Kim Blair

One Half
Pen and Ink Sketch on Paper
3.75 x 2.75 inches 

This little pepper sketch was created using a black ink uniball pen.  Spontaneous and quick strokes within a little frame... different mark making from the previous 'chop stick' and ink drawing.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Gothic Vegetable Drama, Pen and Ink Sketch by Kim Blair

Pepper Sketch
Pen and Ink On Paper

A bamboo chop stick (dipped in black ink) was the drawing instrument I used to create this sketch.  The dramatic, loose line work in this drawing of a pepper cut in half depended on whether I was using the side or the fat blunt end of the chop stick.
A bit of gothic vegetable drama...


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Black Top, Pen and Ink Sketch, by Kim Blair

Black Top
Pen & Ink Sketch

Not sure why I am fascinated by peppers, but I feel the need to sketch and paint them from various perspectives... allowing their unique, almost anthropomorphic characteristics to surface. 


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Capsicum Annuum, Pen and Ink by Kim Blair

Capsicum Annum I
11x14 pen and ink on paper

I have been working diligently with pen and ink in my sketch book creating various studies of capsicum annuum... A.K.A sweet, bell or chili pepper.  This drawing is shaded using a couple of grey toned felt markers with the white of the paper giving it a dramatic lighting feel.