Saturday, October 16, 2010

Inksetter Pond

Friday I spent the day with a great group of artists plein air painting (led by Laurie Wonfor Nolan) at a farm in Cambridge. In my heart, I've been working toward abstraction or semi-abstraction for some time and have been feeling a real pull in that direction (I'm speaking of my larger work here, not my daily paintings). You know that feeling when you're in a zone and you get such a rush? I remember one painter describing it as "the paint just falling off the brush". That's how I felt. I went out today and bought three more canvasses this size and just can't wait to get outside again and have a go at it. I think I'm even dreaming about it : ) It's great when you just get filled up with the JOY of painting.
36" x 36" / acrylic on canvas

19 comments:

Starr said...

So happy for you!

Rachel Roushey said...

This is lovely Kim.

Barb Hillier said...

This is spectacular!!! I love it and can feel the joy in this!

martinealison said...

Le grand bonheur alors!!! Heureuse pour vous. Bises ( belles couleurs...)

Alice said...

A very interesting painting ! Can't wait to see what the others are going to be .. :)

Layne Cook said...

Fabulous shapes, colors- everything. Your joy and confidence shine through. I look forward to more....

Dennis Dame said...

Fantastic!! Really like your colors!!

Crystal Cook said...

Beautiful Kim. :) That is SO great isn't it? I love that about painting. ANd your shoe below is killer, so sassy!

Dana Cooper said...

Before I read your post Kim, I was thinking what a wonderful abstract quality this has. I'm so happy that you are in that zone, it's a great to be!

Dusty Pines said...

wowie - this is really something - it has a lot of movement & the colors just dazzle together! so much fun to be exploring new territory, too! thank you!

Taylor said...

I love the abstraction, you really did a nice job with the reflections and making them speak in their own way. Lovely!!

Mary Anne Cary said...

I can relate, Kim. I feel that need to do some abstract work also, and think about it and compose in my head a lot. I do have some water reflections I have been thinking about trying. Great colors and shapes in this!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful, Kim. I do a little abstract now and then also, and I understand your pull towards it.

You did a great job on this, love the soft colors and would like to see more.

Kim said...

Thanks! I'm going to the book store today to see what kind of art books they have. Friends mentioned Richard Diebenkorn (whom I looked up online and love). If anyone else has favourites in this genre, let me know!

LindaHunt said...

This is a wonderful painting...caught my eye right away! Yes...Helen Frankethaler, Joan Mitchell, Rothko, DeKooning, Elaine DeKooning, Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner, Nell Blaine...right up my alley! Have fun!!! I have been out of town and so glad to be back to see what everyone has been doing!

Kim said...

Thanks Linda. I know all of their work except Mitchell and Blain. I'll look them up. I didn't find much at the book store so ordered online. Got a book of Peter Doig (whom I discovered this summer) and Diebenkorn. Can't wait to get them in the mail!

Tammy Hext said...

This rocks Kim!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wow, Kim I didn't expect you towards abstract but obviously this is a superior painting and a direction that you will excel at!! Really amazing.

isis said...

It's gorgeous.