Monday, September 20, 2010

"Calla" by Kim Rempel, Canada, daily painters - SOLD



These are two gifts I received today. The first is a yellow calla lily from my mother-in-law. Isn't it pretty? A very lovely, uncommon colour. She had dropped it off at my studio just as I was arriving to paint - so there was my subject! A bit of a challenge with the colour shifts but I started squinting like mad and marched forward ; )
The second was from my sister. She and my brother-in-law just came home from a European holiday and she bought two of these for me in Venice. It is a Murano glass-handled paintbrush. I decided to post it on my blog because I think it is a thing of beauty, and extra-fitting being a tool of the trade and all. There is gold leaf mixed in the glass which creates a wonderful glint although it doesn't show well on camera. It's so pretty I'm scared to paint with it! But then wouldn't that be like having candles in your house that you never burn, or keeping plastic around a sofa? LOL. Hmm. I think I will have to paint with one of them at least a few times, clean it really well and then just keep them somewhere I can admire them. Thank you!
6" x 6" / oil on panel / SOLD

11 comments:

Sparrowhawk said...

lovely flow of colours! Have you painted on denim?? very interesting

Kim said...

Thanks Sparrowhawk. No, I've never painted on denim. Have you? Or did you mean this piece? Hmm. This is on RayMar's archival panels. Really nice to work on.

Janie B said...

I want one of those paintbrushes! So pretty. Love the Calla Lily, too.

Kerri Settle said...

Wow - now that's a brush. I'd be scared to paint with it too! I'm completely guilty of the candle thing, to the point where I've stopped buying them because I'll never burn them.

I love the soft silhouette of the calla lily - it's very graceful looking. Those colors make my eyes happy!

martinealison said...

Splendides cadeaux...
Recevoir de tels présents est un signe profond et sincère d'attention... je comprends que vous puissiez en être fière. Bises

Denise Scaramai said...

dear kim! what treasures!
the yellow calla is divine, a premium of nature and the painting is magnificent!
and this brush Venetian !..... wwooowow!
same is to be used with all the affection and repeito ... hahhahh
objects such as this, demand respect;))

beautiful thanks for sharing!
congratulations
kisses ....

Ralph said...

No I think I agree that if a gift of a brush is given than a brush it is and it should be used to be creative. Its use will only enhance its beauty.

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful painting, Kim! The greens and yellows are so beautiful with the reds and pinks. And you captured that wonderful, sensual look of the lilly.

I agree with Ralph about the beautiful paintbrush given to you. The use will not only increase its beauty, but increase thos memories attached to it. :-)

Kim Blair said...

Your yellow and pink toned calla has some lovely variation of colour... and your brush so special... not sure I could use it either. But, as you say, maybe once... or twice...on special occasions, like the good china or silverware.
Kim

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the painting of the Lilly! Beautiful! And what a lovely gift too - I think I would also be scared to use it but I think you should, because that's what it's for! :00

Debra said...

LOVE this one Kim!!! :)