Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Green Hearts, oil on canvas, by Kim Blair


Green Hearts
14x11 oil on canvas

During one of our trips to Mexico we booked a week long archaeology tour of the Yucatan Peninsula stopping at various ancient Mayan temples, sacred sites and historic cities... it was a very memorable experience.  Our first stop was Chichen Itza, a UNESCO world heritage site.  Along with its massive pyramid to the Sun the site contains numerous fascinating structures, temples and sculptures.

Human sacrifice was one of the religious practices of the Mayan... and during my research of capsicum annum (peppers) and its origin in Mesoamerica... I noticed an intriguing similarity between the structure of a pepper and a human heart.  

14"x11" oil on canvas

200.00

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pen and Ink Contour Figure Drawing, by Kim Blair

Pen & Ink on Paper 
5 x 3.3 inches

Pen & Ink on Paper
  3.5 x 4 inches

 Pen & Ink on Paper 
4 x 3.5 inches

Pen & Ink on Paper
5.5 x 3.5 inches

How many lines does it take to describe the human body?

Using pen and ink I created these four semi-blind (you try not to look at your paper too often while executing the drawing) contour drawings during a life drawing session.  I liked the challenge of using line (without the addition of hatching or shading) to evoke the model's voluptuous form... choosing four  different perspectives for this exercise in simplicity.

NFS