Monday, December 20, 2010

"Glow" Kim Rempel, daily painter, Canada

So...this is kind of a different for me. I began doing a complicated still life of a cardboard sleigh imprinted with an illustration of Santa on a sleigh, complete with toys, runners etc... The sleigh was filled with a tangle of old-fashioned Christmas lights, turned on, and it was sitting in a darkened corner.
Yeah.
So after an hour on the painting I stood back for the umpteenth time and thought: This puppy will need an explanation. And that's never a good sign ; ) I liked the string of lights I had put in across the top, so I rubbed off the bottom and just kept going with the lights. Cause sometimes you gotta know when to fold 'em (yep - Kenny Rogers is going through my head)
6" x t6" / oil on panel / $75









15 comments:

Shelly said...

Love it! Glow, Glow, Glow! :)

Kathy Cousart said...

Glow was just "a party waiting to happen" so glad you discovered it. Wonderful fun composition and love the lights all over the place. Just fabulous.

Crystal Cook said...

This is The Best Post Ever. :) I LOVE Glow!!

Linda Popple said...

WOW! Really a fun, colorful painting!! :-)

Gwen Bell said...

This is so much FUN! Love it! I am at least a dozen paintings behind and could leave a comment on each one because they are all so good. Love all of your ornament and jelly jar paintings!

Tracy Szekely said...

That is exactly what happened yesterday. I knew when to fold'em. I worked for hours on a painting and then wiped the canvas clean. There was a time when I would have worked it until "the cows came home". You made a great save! :)

martinealison said...

Pour éclairer ma journée, rien de mieux... Très jolie peinture...
Bises

Sandra said...

Sorry I missed a few posts! Wonderful wok though - I particularly love the second, quirky jam composition and the silver bauble! And this one is such fun too!

Cherry Ann Art said...

LOVE IT x

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You have got to be the most fun person EVER! What a great, great painting!!!

Katie said...

Kim, looks great! Love the repeating pattern! Trusting your instinct was a good move !

Kim Blair said...

Fun! Very fun! Rudolph will be jealous with all these cute red bulbs lighting up your studio...
Kim

Virginia Floyd said...

Glow, indeed! I love it!

Denise Scaramai said...

Kim,
I liked this painting!
cheerful and light!
congrats!

Celeste Bergin said...

good save!