Monday, June 13, 2011

"Harlequin" frog painting by Canadian daily painter Kim Rempel - SOLD

You know sometimes you see people painting certain subjects and you wonder if they just gloriously "happen" or if there are struggles and wipe-outs along the way? Let me tell you about this morning: Frustration. Mess. Time-wasting. Last week I painted a blah frog that just wasn't good enought to post. This morning I spent an hour trying to get another frog down. In the end I wiped it off. Wish I had abandoned it before I'd invested all that time but I just kept thinking I could make a go of it. Nope. It felt better when I cleaned it off and began fresh. ~A clean slate. ~
So tomorrow through Friday I will be out of the studio plein air painting. Tomorrow is my normally scheduled class with Catherine Gibbon and Wednesday-Friday I am at a 3-day plein air workshop with Laurie Wonfor Nolan. The weather looks great + I'm all inspired from my gallery trips...can't wait to dig in! 
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)


Kristina Steinbring said...

Kim, I hope you feel this one was worth all the frustration, because I certainly do! Love it!

Crystal Cook said...

I LOVE this frog. :) He is beautimous!! Those highlights and that little spot of red blended into green is perfect. I want to see you paint a snake next.:)))) One of those little boa's with the big bulbous heads. I think they're kind of cute.

And I think that is one of the hardest lessons for me to learn, to just quit on that awful piece I'm trying to salvage and just start over. I always get sooooo frustrated when I have to abandon it after all the pointless hours I spent trying to fix it. Oy.

Enjoy your plein air painting! Sounds like a blast!

martinealison said...

Je peins très souvent des petites grenouille dans mes peintures... j'aime ces petites créatures... Et j'aime particulièrement celle que tu as peinte. La ligne bleue apporte un magnifique contraste et lui apporte la luisance qu'ont ces adorables bestioles.
Je te souhaite un excellent moment de peinture.
gros bisous.

Jerry Stocks said...

The colors are fantastic--love it!!!

suzanneberry said...

this is is amazing as well! frogs rule! enjoy plein air!

Mitaine et Dentelle said...

This is sooo beautiful ! I love your frogs paintings ! The colors and details of this one are amazing !

Wish you a great Week End !

Gwen Bell said...

I love this Frog! Do you think he realizes how Cool he is??? That velvety black next to the rainbow of colors is incredible. Congrats on the sale!

I would like to personally request more Frogs, please :)(eyelashes fluttering)