Thursday, October 21, 2010

Holiday table (a flower for Richard)

Yesterday I received my books from Amazon! GORGEOUS!! I got a book of Peter Doig's work and one by Richard Diebenkorn. It's funny - even a few years ago I don't know that I would have appreciated the bulk of their work as I do today. I find it fresh, immediate and honest. We're always (hopefully!) learning, curious, and seeing things in new ways... I guess I'm exploring that. I painted this piece in a whole new way than I've worked before: equal parts reality, intuition and memory. The flower in the shot glass and the Santa figurine were in my studio - that was the reality. The rest I just "felt". I know I will be creating many paintings as I always have, but I'm also excited and intrigued with a new way of painting and need to explore...
p.s. The "Richard" in the title refers to Mr. Diebenkorn, lest anyone be concerned ; )
6" x 6" / oil on panel / collection of the artist

8 comments:

Tony Allain said...

This piece is top drawer

Kelley Sanford said...

Awesome piece, Kim. You certainly had a huge jump with this one. Love Richard's work and I think as we mature as artists, we can appreciate someone like Mr. Diebenkorn even more.

Alice said...

I love the mystery you've created with the light and shadow :)

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

The light on the flower and the striped cloth are nothing short of masterful, Kim.

Mary Anne Cary said...

I like these last 2 paintings Kim, nice new direction! It will be a great exploration!

Nicki said...

Kim, I love the vibrant orange next to the dark brown wooden table. This is very interesting and I have enjoyed seeing the last few paintings that were a bit of a departure for you. I kept meaning to come back after I first saw it (and didn't have time to comment), but I really love "Inksetter Pond". Yup, I love everything about it.

Kathy Weber said...

Really interesting piece! I have always loved Diebenkorn's work.

graziano tessarolo said...

Mi piace. (I like it!)
Ciao Graziano