Monday, January 14, 2019

Konnie's portrait in pastels by Kim Blair


(14"x11" pastel on 300 lb. gessoed w.c. paper)

Living in Vernon, Konnie has a multitude of outdoor opportunities, and she takes advantage of as many of them as possible. Although she says she enjoys winter, I have a sneaking suspicion that she might enjoy the other three seasons a little bit more. Photos of her kayaking have popped up a few times on facebook, and she says how much she enjoys cycling on the new Rail Trail that runs along the lakes from Vernon to Kelowna.

Being creative is also on her list of fun things to do, and over the years I have been the lucky recipient of Konnie's hand made gift cards. Add a hot cup of coffee and a good book, and in Konnie's own words, you have the secret..."Live simple and life is good."

I vote Konnie to be the 'Poster Woman' for how to appreciate and enjoy life in Vernon.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Two of my Portrait Models, by Kim Blair



My friends, Laura and Tim, surprised me with these fun photos of each of them holding a colour printout of their portrait. What a hoot... they are such good sports.

Thanks you two!

Stay tuned for more pastel portraits...