kate5kiwis: and that, said katie, is that.


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Friday, April 17, 2009

and that, said katie, is that.

these freaking perfectionist genes.
i woke up at five thirty this morning

it's still juvenile-looking to me,
but i need to draw the line somewhere.


Anonymous Sarah said...

Love the idea and concept. The colours in this second painting are so much more to my personal liking. I like the deep red - almost womb like.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Being somewhat perfectionistic myself, I'm glad you were able to make peace with yourself about your project. We just do the best we can, you know?

1:42 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Oh well, being as artistically-challenged as I am, I'm totally impressed by anything you paint. How are the holidays going for you guys? I'm about to sell my kids to the gypsies...

1:59 PM  
Blogger oacemama said...

The second painting is well on the way. You just need to layer it a bit more. That is...don't try and butt the paint colours up to each other, but let them overlap and then when dry go back and give another layer. Overpaint the white/grey mountain a bit where it adjoins the red sky, you'll need a few layers, and patience for drying time in between. Then grab your blue and bring the woman to life.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Andie said...

Want my honest opinion??!! Do ya or should I just say they are all perfect. Ok I'll take a leap here and hopefully you'll know it is coming from a place of love...

My favorite is the second one. The colors, the curve of the womans body,the strokes in the paint were raw and rough. I think it was brilliant. The first ya you were right, too many colors and too much going on. The last version you did was wonderful too I just prefered the movement in the one right before it.

Having said all of that a big rule of thumb when painting is to walk awwwway from a piece. Don't over do it, don't work it to death. I've made that mistake a million times and ended up having to trash a piece.

(do you still love me now?!!!!)

3:49 AM  
Blogger skatey katie said...

lovely girlies - well - i biffed the first painting. and then i did another like it but just with warm colours - red, orange, yellow, warm brown - and am about to put another layer or two on it. the shape of the mountain in the "warm dawn one" is better i think. so i will use both in my journal - it's just showing my process anyway - no marks for brilliant painters i hope!

karen and andie - thanks so much for the tips - i really appreciate your eye and insight - i have given both pieces some space and think i will just tweak them a little. now, i just need to find my patience lol.

much love X

10:00 AM  

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