Monday, September 18, 2017

Green Goddess, by Kim Blair

Green Goddess
(10"x10" oil on canvas)

Nothing says retro like Green Goddess salad dressing... unless you toss in a new ingredient. Avocado adds a rich creaminess which allows you to forgo the mayo, sour cream... even the yogourt! Here's the link to the recipe on 'Real Food with Dana', that I am going to try. 

This painting of an avocado on a red plate is guaranteed 'dairy-free' and will add zing to your kitchen wall!

Green Goddess
10"x10" oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

$150.00 (+ $15.00 S/H anywhere in Canada) (contact me for S/H fees to USA)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Mona Lisa, by Kim Blair

Mona Lisa
(10"x10" oil on canvas)

I know you're looking at this painting of an avocado and thinking... Huh?  I don't get it, but stay with me on this one.  While staring at this painting... trying to name it... Mona Lisa popped into my head.  I thought the name really suited it, but was unable to come up with a rational reason.

Then I decided to google Mona Lisa and avocado.  I discovered an artist who drew the Mona Lisa on a white plate using mashed avocado flesh ... I'm not kidding!    Click here to have a look for yourself.

(Leonardo is probably rolling over in his grave as I write this post.)

Mona Lisa
10"x10" oil on canvas (needs some drying time)

$150.00 (+ $15.00 S/H anywhere in Canada) contact me for fees to USA

Monday, September 4, 2017

Blood Oranges, by Kim Blair

Blood Oranges
(10"x10" oil on canvas)

 (Grouping of the three citrus paintings)

Blood Oranges is the third still life painting of citrus fruit on canvas.  Each still life set-up was  arranged on tin foil to create colourful shimmering reflections.

Thanks again to Canadian artist Mary Pratt and her 'Red Currant Jelly' jar painting for inspiring this series of citrus fruit arranged on tin foil for the reference photo... but painted on canvas.

These three paintings, each created on 10"x10" canvas, look good individually, but as a grouping of three hung either in a row horizontally (as I have them arranged on my easel in the above photo), or vertically, would look stunning in a kitchen, dinning room, or hall way.

(See the previous 2 postings for the lime and lemon paintings.)

Blood Oranges, 10"x10" oil on canvas


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Yellow Boats for Vincent, by Kim Blair

Yellow Boats for Vincent
(10"x10" oil on canvas)

Yellow Boats for Vincent, is an oil painting of lemon wedges arranged as a still life set-up on tin foil.  The foil reflects the variety of rich yellow tones found in the skin and flesh of these wedges and the abstract reflections create dynamic energy in the painting.

I did not realize, until after painting this piece, that Van Gogh had inspired me once again! Take a look at his painting, 'Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries'... I think you will agree with me that Vincent's influence crept into this little lemon wedge painting.

10"x10" oil on canvas (needs some drying time)


Friday, August 18, 2017

Lime Twist, by Kim Blair

Lime Twist
(10"x10" oil on canvas)

Lime Twist is a new painting inspired from a photo I took a few years ago.  The lime wedges were arranged on tin foil and photographed to catch the ripple reflections on the reflective surface... a sea of shimmering lights and darks.

The work of Canadian artist Mary Pratt inspired me to work with tin foil.  Her painting, 'Red Currant Jelly' from 1972 was the impetus for my fruit and veggie still life work displayed on tin foil.

10"x10" oil on canvas (needs some drying time)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mandala Yellow, by Kim Blair

Mandala Yellow
(12"x12" oil on canvas)

Once the palette knife gets into my hand all bets are off as to how thick the paint application will be!

Rich buttery oil paint spread into soft layers of yellow sunshine creating a swirling disk of sunflower petals... a mandala of sorts.

Mandala, a Sanskrit word meaning 'disk'.

(*Click on the image to get a close up view of the luscious texture)

12"x12" oil on canvas (needs some drying time) 

$200.00 (+ $15.00 S/H anywhere in Canada) (email me for S/H fees to USA)

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Monday, August 7, 2017

New Perspective, by Kim Blair

New Perspective
11x14 oil on canvas

Your first impression of a glossy thick skinned red pepper is that he/she is pretty sure of themselves and their place in the vegetable kingdom.  Its bright red exterior usually takes center stage when mixed  with other veggies on a party tray... often the life of the party this colorful extrovert can be mild mannered or a bit hot.

The interior of a pepper is beautiful too, and while taking a closer look you notice that it has a soft vulnerable side as well.   Pliable reddish orange flesh surrounds a soft creamy white focal point accented with a multitude of little white lentil shaped seeds... the heart of a pepper reminds us that what we see on the outside is often no indication of what lies within.

Sometimes a new perspective is needed...

Like a book... you shouldn't judge a pepper by its cover.

*(This is another pepper painting not previously for sale)

11x14 oil on canvas

$200.00 (+ $18.00 S/H anywhere in Canada) (*contact me for S/H cost to USA)

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