Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Perker-upper - SOLD

Hmm...been feeling a bit of a painting struggle the past few days. I hate it when that happens. I (think!) I've learned over this past year that this comes and goes so not to get too freaked out. But it's still bothersome when you're going through it, yes?
Anyhow - this is another in my morning series. Yesterday was a lovely vessel for drinking tea, today a cup and saucer. I think I'm going to end my morning paintings for now (short-lived as it was :) and move on to fresh garden produce. The markets are full right now, so paint it while you got it!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75

12 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Lovely color in this cup Kim. I like the handle shape too.

Gwen Bell said...

Great job on that shiny porcelain! Love the underside of the saucer where the table is picked up in the reflective surface and the shadow that is created on the cup by the spoon. The yellow/blue and white is such a beautiful combo!

martinealison said...

Belle harmonie de bleus pour un petit noir serré!

Ralph said...

Trying hard to catch up with all the blogs I have missed but I see you are still able to amaze by making art from the everyday things of life. Thanks

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I don't know what I'd do without my morning perker-upper! Nice job.

Usually I have found that a down time in painting is actually a growing, refreshing time and may preface a new direction or spirit in painting. You certainly work hard enough--it's okay to have a respite!

Lori Bonanni said...

Kim, You've done a perfect job with this! Everything about it works well!

Linda Popple said...

The colors are nice and you did a great job with the reflections and reflective light. Well done!

Crystal Cook said...

Your paintings are always so beautiful and inspiring Kim, i always leave your blog feeling inspired and uplifted. :)

I know how you feel (boy, do I know) but it doesn't show in your work, it's still as lovely and fresh as it always is. :)

*Sending positive vibes, rainbows and kittens your way*

Amanda Jones said...

Hi Kim, I am enjoying your morning series. I certainly can relate to being in a bit of a slump. I think we need a new muse from time to time to get the juices flowing. Your work has a lovely painterly quality that I really like.

Kim said...

There is comfort in knowing people I consider established, wonderful artists go through slumps too. Universal! It's so nice having a community where people encourage one another and buck each other up ; ) Thanks for the encouragement!

Kerri Settle said...

Lovely painting, Kim - can blue and yellow ever go wrong together?

I've been going through the painting struggle the past week or two - maybe it's summer. Hopefully inspiration will come knocking soon!

suzanneberry said...

This certainly perked me up! Great job, I love the feeling of it.