Thursday, December 30, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

Holiday Table (a flower for Richard), October 21, 2010 • collection of the artist

Pot, wine and mango, November 24, 2010 • sold

Silver strap, July 2, 2010

Vino, December 7, 2010

Bottles and dish, November 20, 2010

Ready to go, September 24, 2010

Plums in pottery bowl, July 25, 2010 • sold

Flip-flop, July 10, 2010

A little tomato story (part 2), March 20, 2010 • sold

Precipice, February 8, 2010 • sold

Last year, I had some fun making a Top 10 list so I thought I would make it a tradition. These are ten of my personal favourites. It's a good exercise to look over your body of work. Certainly, some made me cringe but happily many made me smile. I can see what I learned this year and have a clear picture of what I want to study the year ahead. Wishing all of you a New Year filled with affection, peace and kindness!


20 comments:

suzanneberry said...

what a great idea!! and these top ten are indeed amazing!! your shapes are so strong and boldly painted, your palette and handling of values all perfection! i so enjoyed seeing your favorites together like this! a wonderful body of work i would be incredibly proud to have done. bravo and happy new year!

Celeste Bergin said...

I can see why these made the top ten! Love them all!

LindaHunt said...

It is always fun to see what the artist views as thier favorite. This a great idea! They are all wonderful. It must have been challenging to determine which ones were favorites...your work is so strong. Happy New year!!

Kathy Cousart said...

I love all your work and it must have been hard to choose top ten. Fun to see which ones you liked...great idea. Have a happy new year!

Linda Popple said...

Your top ten are amazing! I love each one - and more that aren't posted in the top! It's a great idea.

Happy New Year to you, too!!

Neodad said...

I think pot, wine and mango is my favourite of the top 10. Maybe it's the title; sounds like a Saturday night many years ago, hahahahaha.
But seriously, the colour and composition just work for me. I really like the pot colour. Nice stuff Kim! All the best in the New Year!

daybe said...

I must admit that's a really great idea, and you have some great pieces selected. They are all gems but the plums look so delicious right now.

All the best in the New Year!

Crystal Cook said...

These are so gorgeous Kim. And it's so fun to look back at all of these, I don't remember a couple. And here I thought I was your number one fan. Jeez. :) I'm going to 'borrow' your idea. I hope you have a happy New Year Kim! Thanks so much for being my friend. :):):)

Angela Elledge said...

I love this idea and love seeing your favorite 10, as always a beautiful selection for you to share with us!

Karena said...

Kim I found you through Crystal. Wonderful works of art!!

Happy New Years!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

bricarwaller said...

Such a great idea! I'm going to do the same! Fabulous paintings! Happy New Year!!!

beckielboo said...

What a great idea! And after I looked at them all - I wanted more! Well, there is always 2011...
Happy New Year, Kim, thanks for so much good art!
Beckie

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Great post, Kim. Strong shapes and strong values make all of these winners!

Virginia Floyd said...

Really great paintings and a great year for you, Kim! I love this top ten idea. It is fun to see what paintings you personally like the best. It's fun to speculate about what made you choose each one...is it something you learned, or is it a particular technique, or just the finished painting you pull off.... All of these are terrific paintings! Here's to another great year!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I think "Holiday Table" is my favorite. You know me, always drawn to darkness and moodiness :-)
A great selection.
Happy New Year and Happy Painting!
We'll have to have that "get together"in the New Year!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Great choices. I had to chuckle about the 'cringe' remark. They aren't all winners are they, but usually someone else will see something wonderful in a painting I consider unsuccessful. Thus, I never tell which ones I don't favor.
Happy New Year and thanks for the great idea. I might use it meself ;)

Katalin said...

Nice to see your top ten paintings! You've done so many amazing work in the past year Kim! Congrats to that! Wishing you a very happy and successful New Year! :)

Ralph said...

So sorry to see my trainers wher not in that top ten because they sure were in mine. I have loved all of your work every one of them. I had a comment on my blog from your father so like father like daughter. Thanks for all the comments and support in 2010 and I wish you well for 2011. if I ever blog again I hope you will sill be here inspiring me.

Aubrey Studebaker said...

These are all wonderful but Dec 7th vino is my fav! You have a great eye for composition.

SUSAN RODEN said...

So fun and love the diversity Kim!