Friday, January 7, 2011

"Impetus" International Women Celebrate!

The holidays have really been great - a lot of time relaxing with my family and friends but it has taken a toll on my usual work schedule ; ) So today I thought I'd post my offering for International Women Celebrate!, a show celebrating the centenary of International Women's Day at AyrSpace in Ayr, Ontario. The story behind this painting is that I started thinking about how International Women's Day began. And then wondering how all great social movements begin. It occurred to me that most likely things started in kitchens: people being pissed off over a cup of coffee. A hundred years later people are still gathering over tea and coffee discussing, celebrating and arguing issues of the day.
24" x 24" / oil on gallery wrapped canvas

21 comments:

Starr said...

Oh I love the sheen on those cups! They remind me of my great-grandmother's china.... beautiful :)

Denise Rose said...

Very nice and I love the blue color with the soft whites and grays. Makes me want to go have coffee!

suzanneberry said...

kim, this is just wonderful. I love the narrative as well, just beautifully done.

Crystal Cook said...

Beautifully executed Kim. This is just incredible! And I'm with Suzanne, I love the narrative too. I think this is one of my favorites of yours. :)

hmuxo said...

Great post Kim.. and beautiful painting!

Linda Popple said...

Lovely, Kim! And perfect for International Women Celebrate! Well done!

Kathy Cousart said...

Kim,
So right about the beginning of movements...really like those shadows under the cups and saucers. Love all the subtle colors you have going in the toned cups.

Virginia Floyd said...

I was trying to analyze what appeals to me so much about this painting. I like the high key palette. The pale colors are very serene, with the orange flowers giving it drama. I also like your style in this painting. The brown outlines of the items in your set up give it a graphic quality. Very nice!

graziano tessarolo said...

bello e delicato!
ciao Graziano

Jerry Stocks said...

So serene and beautifully painted.

Layne Cook said...

Excellent composition. I love the zig zaggy movement leading to the wonderful little vase and flower at the back (which would also be a nice composition as their own little painting). Also love the color scheme. This will show up on the top 10 of 2011, I bet!

Sandra said...

I love the reason behind your painting. And I really like the painting itself too. I think the splash of orange in the flowers is lovely :0D

carol morgan carmichael said...

Beautiful piece!

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Your paintings are lovely, I especially like your shoe paintings! What a great idea to make a top 10 of your fav paintings, I agree, it's a good idea to study what went right. You must have had a hard time only choosing 10!
Joan

Kim said...

Thanks everyone! : )

Gwen Bell said...

Gorgeous job on that ceramic! I know it's spectacular in person at that size.

adrienne trafford said...

oh my goodness this is LOVEly!!!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

WOW! It's been too long since I visited Kim, you've been very productive. I LOVE this one. Stellar composition, great edges and FAB cool and warm neutrals, outstanding!! How the red flowers pop, so nice.

Anonymous said...

Here's how International Women's Day began:

http://www.international-mens-day.com/IWD_IMD.php

Nicki said...

This is a wonderful painting and I love your interpretation of the theme. Perfect! I hope to see it in person!

Nicki

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

love everything about this. Fabulous design and values.