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)

sold

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)

sold

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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