Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bowmen swamp

So here is the painting I did yesterday evening. This is a good, large piece: 36" square. More than any other painting I've done, this one put me through my paces. The first half hour it looked great (!) then I lost it. Twenty minutes later - boom - awesome again, only to be ruined and almost painted over a few minutes later. Every quarter hour it went from that deep feeling of being in the zone to frustration and gnashing of teeth. And then at the end of the evening it finally came together. And I got smart and left it alone ; ) 
Below are close-ups of my favourite bits:

10 comments:

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I have been away, and there is so much cool stuff happening on your blog! Mundane challenges, plein air...wow. A really great rendition of the swamp..very abstract. And I agree, getting outside is so awesome...when its not raining.

Julie Hill said...

wow..so big and cool. love it!

Nicki said...

Kim.... I LOVE IT!!! It is on my wish list! Now I just have to sell all of my 30 little paintings so I can buy it! I bet it is fantastic in person at full scale. Way to go! I'm glad you didn't give up.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

AWESOME. The value areas, palette, that exciting foreground (an alligator swimming in there?)... so great! Appeals like crazy to a water baby like me.

Barb Hillier said...

Love this painting! It draws me in and keeps me exploring!

Ralph said...

Wow Wow Wow this is so different and I just love it . wonderful.

Tammy Watt said...

Stunning Kim!!!
Tammy

suzanneberry said...

INCREDIBLY COOL!!! love the size, the composition, the palette! amazing!

Shelley Whiting said...

Wow I really love this painting. The bright purples are very beautiful and entrancing. This piece is very expressive and gorgeous.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Great one, Kim. Bravo!