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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.

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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Corks and Grapes

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.

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The Reason for Art

“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!

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