Friday, January 13, 2017

Frankimstein, by Kim Blair

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'Frankimstein'
14x11
 (collage, w.c. pencil, w.c. pastel & ink on paper)

Ever have one of those days when your forehead feels a bit large?

The collaged section containing my right eye and nose was salvaged from a previous selfie attempt gone bad...  as the new  image began to emerge I had the feeling it was becoming a creation that only a mad scientist could love... so 'Frankimstein' was born!

 Lucky number six...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Billboard on a Busy Street... by Kim Blair


Here I am with my billboard image
(the image is a detail from a larger abstract painting called 'Prana')
a #YEGCanvas event


A BIG thank you to:

 The Edmonton Arts Council and Pattison signs!



I mentioned in a previous blog posting (Nov 1) that I was one of the artists selected to have a painting displayed on a billboard in the #YEGCanvas urban billboard and transit poster exhibition for 2016/2017.   Click here for the map to locate each billboard/poster for this round of artists (my billboard is #2 on the map.)

Locating my billboard was a fun game of hide and seek even though it was a bit of a cold overcast day here in Edmonton when I ventured up to 97 Street and 135 Avenue to find the billboard image of my painting.  Luckily my husband drove so I could swivel my head around (not quite like Linda Blair in the 'Exorcist'... but close) looking at the front and back of each sign until I found mine in the 'Fountain Tire' parking lot, southbound on 97 Street.  What a thrill!

Numerous photos and one short video later we were on our way back home... but the day felt warmer and a whole lot sunnier... at least for me!





Monday, January 2, 2017

New Do for the New Year, by Kim Blair

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'New Do for the New Year'
(12x9 pencil on paper)

I had my hair cut a bit shorter for the holidays, which meant I needed to take a new series of photos for my self-portrait project, (although I may still utilize some of the previous photos).   It's interesting that my image changes depending on the angle of the camera, the pose taken and/or the style  of my hair.  The challenge is to work with the image chosen, trying to recreate what you are seeing rather than what you 'think' you see, or think you know...

My New Year resolution is to complete and post the balance of my self-portraits over the next 11 months, which works out to one self-portrait a week for the next forty-seven weeks.

This is number five.