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About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.

Roses from my garden

The shadow at the bottom is not in the painting–that must be my hand holding the camera!

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Daffodils

I am very happy with these daffodils!

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Bowl of Apples II

I really need to figure out how to take better photos.  The painting itself looks better than this…even if I say so myself.

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Bowl of Apples

These gala apples are prettier for painting than the fujis we love to eat!

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Two Cups

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Garden hydrangeas.

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Dad’s Mother Goose & apples

 

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Onward to Alaska!

Scott and his dad are going to board that little plane and head off to Pelican, Alaska – fishing Nirvana.

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Abraham Darby, take 2.

In natural light from the window, plus lamp light. Just trying to get better at flowers and brushwork, gosh darn it.

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Abraham Darby – first try

I guess painting roses from my garden is pretty near the perfect combination of hobbies!  I am in awe of great flower painters….and so I’m not terribly happy with my own results, but I figure it’s early days yet and … Continue reading

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Garden Roses

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May 4 – Iris

Well, I have tortured this poor painting long enough. I really really struggled with the purple. Hopefully next time I’ll be able to zero in on it more quickly.

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Teapot and White Flower

Finished in painting class.

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Coventry Patmore again (after Sargent)

This guy again!  This is my third try with this fellow.  I just adore his face.  This is a lot more like the original by John Singer Sargent than the version a couple posts down, which was my first try.  … Continue reading

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Chinese and wine?

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New Man in my Life

This was an assignment from my painting teacher Jennifer Fairbanks – to copy this portrait by John Singer Sargent. It was a great exercise. I’m just happy it turned out to be recognizably human! I am planning to try it … Continue reading

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Daffodils

I usually paint with a setup in a box with a controlled light source, and for this I just set it up next to a window, so as the sun went behind clouds the shadows changed.  Aargh!  Oh well.  I … Continue reading

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Onion for Lesa, version 2.0

I painted the whole setup a second time.

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Onion and Garlic for Lesa

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Grandmother’s Pitcher and Grapes

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