Friday, November 30, 2012

Black and Red oil painting, Kim Blair

 Beginning Stages of Bolero Red
Bolero Red
18x24, oil on canvas

A Red and Black painting can feel very dramatic, and when placed in a room with red and black furniture accented with a gorgeous area rug, it often creates the link that ties everything together.

Bolero Red now hangs in a living room in Ontario, above a black leather chair, next to a red sofa... adding a touch of drama.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Another Look, Iris Oil Painting, Kim Blair

Blue Wings
6x12 oil on canvas

A number of subscribers have been telling me they are missing my daily paintings and are wondering when I am going to be posting some more work.  Well, I have not been idle... believe me!  Right now I am taking a drawing course at the University which requires an amazing amount of homework.   I am not complaining because the class is so interesting... the truth is I absolutely love doing the homework, but it does take up all my studio time.

Drawing is so important for an artist and it really helps to improve your hand/eye coordination, which translates into other areas of creativity... like painting.

The drawing class will be over in mid December, and then I will back at the easel... with brush in hand.

I could see this little blue iris painting tucked in someone's Holiday stocking...

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6x12 oil on canvas