Monday, July 24, 2017

Masquerade, by Kim Blair

(11x14, oil on canvas)

Masquerade was painted a few years ago... it was to be part of my graduate exhibition, but I changed my direction for that show... which meant that any paintings on canvas I had started to create would be for sale another time... and then I forgot about them.

While cleaning my studio last week I discovered a couple pepper paintings that I have not posted for sale.

The yellow pepper in Masquerade definitely has attitude! The arabesque lines of this fleshy yellow pepper along with the soft swirls of the red velvet in the background give it the feel of opulence and over the top decadence... like a costume for a masquerade ball.  The two halves look like they are having a jovial time at the party!

The undercoat is a midnight blue opalescence paint, which you can see peeking through here and there adding a bit more drama.

(Click on the image to have a closer look.)

11x14 oil on canvas

200.00 (+ 18.00 S/H in Canada)  *Email me for cost of S/H to USA

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Heirloom, by Kim Blair

(12"x9" oil on canvas)

While researching heirloom iris I came upon information regarding the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

I thought I had landed on a site for a sci-fi movie, but instead realized it was a real place located deep inside a mountain on a remote island between Norway and the North Pole.   It is a unique storage facility housing the world's largest collection of crop diversity... for the future... just in case we need to reboot agriculture.

If you are at all interested in gardening this site is well worth taking a look at!  It feels so futuristic and yet it is a real facility. 

Good thing someone is planning ahead!

12"x9" oil on canvas