Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Untitled

acrylic / 24"x24"
~detail~
So this is the painting I was speaking about yesterday. I was painting over an apple tree I'd done and my initial intention was to cover the greater part of the canvas. As the pose drew to a close, I ran out of time and this is what I'd completed. So I had to leave it. But what I thought was cool was that - by luck - the model's pose, the composition I began, and the shape of the tree in the former painting all converged into one unified painting. The tree looks like it's cradlelling the figure! And the sunlight and leaves are dappled through the flesh. I thought of calling it "Nesting" but I'm open as always to any clever suggestions (Barbara?; ). To me it also conjures up memories of climbing trees, and of how happy and peaceful you feel there. 

11 comments:

lcr said...

Absolutely spectacular. Love it.

hmuxo said...

A beautiful and unique painting! Outstanding colors...

AK said...

Very creative. Fabulous.

cohen labelle said...

Hi Kim
This is a marvelous painting, so imaginative and inventive! Fantastic!!!!

Karin Lynn said...

VERY COOL!!!....it makes me stay, think , and explore....everything you want it to do....

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Love it Kim. I think "Nesting" is a grand name!

Sandra said...

It really does work beautifully! And I love the title 'Nesting' - It's perfect! :0)

John (JWJarts) said...

Superb work and fabulous colours.

patti vincent said...

Very cool and interesting. You are amazing at painting over a painting and incorporating the old with new. I must admit, when I first saw this one, I thought you were painting rocks and water over a tree. Love it!

Nicki said...

If I did ARTLOVE on my blog, this would be a pick! I like "Nesting"... what about "In The Tree Top" (although I realize she is not a baby).

JMR-ART said...

Love these paintings, good work!