Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Amaryllis Floral Painting, Amaryllis Red, by Kim Blair

Amaryllis Red
12x12 oil on canvas

This amaryllis painting gives the illusion of being much larger than its actual dimensions of 12 x 12 inches.  Painting is all about illusion.  An artist is often trying to recreate a three dimensional world in two dimensions... and when it works it feels sooooo good.  Sort of like when you swing a golf club and it connects with the ball and you hit a nice clean shot down the fairway... this analogy may give any of you who golf a sense of the feeling of accomplishment and joy an artist feels when the brush connects with the canvas in just the right way.
Later on, at the 19 hole, you get to share your experiences with other artists... (I mean golfers.)

Amaryllis Red is now hanging the front entry hall of a home in Ontario.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Group Art Show and Sale

'Avocado for Matisse'
(one of the pieces I have in the show)

Group Art Show and Sale

with 100% of the sales going to two non-government organizations dedicated to the prevention and protection of children trapped in the horrors of human trafficking in Cambodia.

Paintings on display from March 3 to 31, 2012
20 McLeod Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Opening Reception
Saturday March 10, 2012
2 to 4pm

Human trafficking is a subject that is rarely discussed, and I felt the need to get involved in this art show and sale to show my support for 'Ratanak International' and 'Place of Rescue'... to bring more awareness to this horrific illegal practice and how it affects the children of Cambodia.