Author Archives: katiekind
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!
I just love the bright contrasting colors and fun shapes! Here are bell peppers, round two and three. These peppers aren’t as fresh as the original group; you can tell they are starting to settle in. Third (and probably final, … Continue reading
I am happy with how these turned out, but if you want to really see how it’s done, go down to Gallery 109 in Murray and look in the window. Jennifer’s pepper paintings are so luminous and beautiful…
I fell in love with the wine bottle still life paintings of Erling Steen. So clean, so balanced, so boiled down to the essence. I decided to use one of his simple setups and see if I could copy it. … Continue reading
This got rather belabored and I don’t think I can fix that but I learned a lot and have plans to repeat it. I will know more about it next time. And next time I will paint it on a … Continue reading
In painting class we are working on spheres. After almost three years of classes I am still struggling with basic things like the shadow side of a sphere-shaped object, so it’s nice that Jennifer came up with some exercises to … Continue reading
Just what I was struggling with when I went in to talk to Father Matt last week. Father Matt’s guidance was more general; Enns offers some specific jumping off points for thinking about those disturbing passages. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2012/07/john-piper-on-why-its-right-for-god-to-slaughter-women-and-children-anytime-he-pleases-and-why-i-have-some-major-problems-with-that/ http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2012/07/more-on-canaanite-genocide-or-taking-a-step-back-because-what-we-have-here-is-a-communication-problem/ And … Continue reading