Author Archives: katiekind
I really need to figure out how to take better photos. The painting itself looks better than this…even if I say so myself.
These gala apples are prettier for painting than the fujis we love to eat!
Scott and his dad are going to board that little plane and head off to Pelican, Alaska – fishing Nirvana.
In natural light from the window, plus lamp light. Just trying to get better at flowers and brushwork, gosh darn it.
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
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.
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
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
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
I am so happy with this one! Grapes are really fun to paint, and I love the allusion to wine that the corks bring in.
“To me…the reason for art is to give people another camera to cut to in the film that is their experience of being alive.” Said by my son recently. I like that!