Beginning Koi

Just the very beginning – laying in the underpainting and texture for the light to lay on. Going to get a lot more lively but needs to dry for a bit – which takes a bit longer with oil but worth it I think.IMG_8502

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Et voila!

Got some colour inspiration during an early a.m. cross-country ski and here it is with it’s final background “Loose Lemons”. Will post a picture in better natural light to my image gallery later. This may be a new personal favourite.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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“Loose Lemons”

This is the another oil painting (12 x 24 in.) that I’m working on. I think it’s pretty well done – maybe a final tweak. Will ponder that as I go back to my koi pool…

Enjoy!

K.M.

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working on koi

Just started on this 12 x 24 in. koi pool piece in oil on canvas board. It’s going to get a lot more colourful.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Creative February continues….

The last version of Loose Tea with Lemons was quiet and polite as tea should be however it was not the abstract colour exploration and looseness that I wanted in “Creative February”. More colour, mark making and looseness – “Loose Tea With Lemons”.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Done and drying…

Made some adjustments and think it’s done. “Loose Tea and Lemons” oil on canvas board 12 x 12 in. Lots of colour and texture.

Enjoy!

K.M.

Loose Tea and Lemons

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Year of the Monkey to all! Progressing right along on this new oil painting for the occasion “Loose Tea and Lemons” – close to done.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Beautiful buttery oil…

Here’s a close up shot from the Two Warriors at Low Tide piece showing some lovely texture.  Think I’ll delve back into the oil today on a new piece.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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SOLD…

This piece “Two Warriors at Low Tide” oil over acrylic on canvas is sold… I’ve attached a couple of detailed shots as well.

K.M.

"Two Warriors at Low Tide"

“Two Warriors at Low Tide”

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Expressionist still life

A little expressionist still life in oil on watercolour paper – 9 x 12 in. “Old Stool and Trash Can”. A little revamp to a piece started last week.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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“Two Warriors at Low Tide”

Done I believe… oil over acrylic underpainting on canvas 16 x 20 in.  I will do up a full write up of the symbology in this piece and post it soon.  I initially intended this piece to be a  creative experiment and ended up quite liking it.  I will post a better image to my image gallery once it dries.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Playing with oil…

I’ve been taking this piece through a bit of a journey, evolving it as I play with oil and different mediums such as liquiglaze and neo megilp.  I thoroughly enjoy giving myself this time to experiment with products and process. Still some more I want to try on it but think I will now dub this piece “Two Warriors at Low Tide”.

Enjoy!

K.M.

Two Warriors at Low Tide

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More oil stick…

Another example of oil stick over acrylic on watercolour paper.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Old Stool and Trash Can"

“Old Stool and Trash Can”

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Why I love oil…

Adding a bit of oil stick on top of the acrylic underpainting really takes these studies to a new level.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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expressive rooster

And just to use up some paint on the palette, a gratuitous expressive rooster…

Enjoy!
K.M.
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February

February is typically my most creative and productive month and a time when I often switch gears a bit. I’ve been doing a ton of figurative sketching for some abstract expressionist figurative pieces. Here’s a few small studies of acrylic on paper that will form the basis of a number of canvas pieces using combinations of acrylics and oils. Lots more experimentation to go…

K.M.

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Cows…

A small herd of cows on hand – all in acrylic on gallery wrapped 8 x 8 in. canvas.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Curly"

“Curly”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #5"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #5”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #4"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #4”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #6"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #6”

"Lazy Grazer"

“Lazy Grazer”

"Grey Cow"

“Grey Cow”

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New expressive cow painting

This guy may now be topping the charts as my favourite. Bold, expressive, sun and fun, Enjoy!

K.M.

"Grey Cow"

“Grey Cow”

 

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Expressive portrait

Finished off this abstract portrait today. It’s a festival of colour and mark making and I love how it turned out. Now to give him a name. Enjoy!

K.M.

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As usual…

Needed to give more of a sense of the thickness of light so added a bit of palette knife work and a little update to the tarmac area. Now it’s really done and I love it.

Enkyo!

K.M.

"Barri Gotic"

“Barri Gotic”

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“Barri Gotic”

I do believe I’m finished with this piece, apart from finishing the edges, signing and varnishing. “Barri Gotic” – a Barcelona street scene – acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Barri Gotic"

“Barri Gotic”

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Feeling the sun now…

Just washed some sun through this Barcelona street scene and I can almost feel the warmth. Almost done with this piece.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Snow Day art session

School was cancelled due to snow so after clearing a 350 ft. driveway and other outdoor winter fun, my 7 yr old and I settled in for some art. I came up with an abstract portrait based on some lips I saw in an underpainting I had previously done. My daughter’s “Sunflowers in a Vase” – she wanted to make her pot look like turned ceramic and she was quite successful. Her background is made from a mix of sap green and process cyan not black.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Working away…

Haven’t posted much recently as I’ve been working away on this commission.  It’s nearing completion at this point. Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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SOLD

This painting – “A Herd of Her Own” oil and acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas is my first painting to sell in 2016. Must get painting some more cows in 2016.

Happy New Year All

K.M.

"A Herd of Her Own"

“A Herd of Her Own”

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One final post…

My resident self-appointed art critic felt too much of the cupcake was off the canvas in the last interaction. When he’s right, he’s right.  Luckily it’s pretty easy working wet on wet in oil.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Celebration Cupcake"

“Celebration Cupcake”

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And done…

Added a little more oil and am ready to call this piece done. Looking forward to more oil stick and more cows (among other things) in the New Year.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"A Herd of Her Own"

“A Herd of Her Own”

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Down the Rabbit Hole…

I am definitely down the rabbit hole with olives but I’m loving them at present. I’m going to take them large scale and start integrating oil stick layers over the acrylic so stayed tuned for that.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Picholines"

“Picholines”

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More red and green…

As Christmas approaches I’m sticking with holiday colours and the familiar olive subject to create some very loose and fun abstract olives.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Sliced"

“Sliced”

"Stuffed"

“Stuffed”

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“Sold Out” at the Craig Gallery

I’m officially “sold out” at the Craig Gallery. It was great pleasure to participate in their “Sweet 16” show.

K.M.

"Late Crop" - SOLD

“Late Crop” – SOLD

"Early Harvest" - SOLD

“Early Harvest” – SOLD

"Sweet 16" - SOLD

“Sweet 16” – SOLD

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #3" - SOLD

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #3” – SOLD

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #2"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #2” – SOLD

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #1"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #1” – SOLD

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“Grinchy Olives”

Had to use up the paint on my palette before taking off for a few days so jazzed up “Grinch Olives” a bit.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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For the love of olives

I have olives on the brain this week. Here’s another… “Pierced” acrylic on canvas board 10 x 20 in.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Pierced"

“Pierced”

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More olives…

I added to the olive collection today. These guys are fun.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Dirty Martini"

“Dirty Martini”

"Five Olives"

“Five Olives”

"Four Olives"

“Four Olives”

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Something red and green for Christmas…

A tribute to my love of olives “Three Olives” – acrylic on canvas board, 5 x 7 in.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Three Olives"

“Three Olives”

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Not a flower painting

“Study of Man” – conte, charcoal, chalk, india ink and gesso on paper. It was just that kind of day.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Some deconstruction and abstraction

After living with this portrait for a bit I realized it needed some deconstruction and abstraction. Loving it now and my client is thrilled with it.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Paul's Left Side"

“Paul’s Left Side”

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“Sweet 16” at the Craig now open

These gals – my Grantchester Meadows cows – all sold at the opening reception of “Sweet 16” last night at the Craig Gallery. It’s a very diverse show involving 50 local artists. Have a look if you’re near Alderney Landing this month.

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #3"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #3”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #2"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #2”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #1"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #1”

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New Acrylic Portrait

Another portrait featuring Paul Vienneau. Quite like how it turned out.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Paul #2"

“Paul #2”

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Delivered to the Craig Gallery…

 

Delivered these 6 paintings to the Craig Gallery today – come on out and see them and lots more during their “Sweet 16” exhibition. Opening reception 2 Dec running till 20 Dec.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #1"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #1”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #2"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #2”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #3"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #3”

"Sweet 16"

“Sweet 16”

"Early Harvest"

“Early Harvest”

"Late Crop"

“Late Crop”

 

 

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A little touch up

This one just needed a little more oomph. Now it’s really done.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"White Poppies in a Jar"

“White Poppies in a Jar”

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See them at the Craig…

The last 3 of six 8. x 8 in. paintings to be displayed at the Craig Gallery starting 2 Dec. This “Grantchester Meadows” cow series was inspired by my time in Cambridge, England a few years back.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #2"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #2”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #1"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #1”

"Grantchester Meadows Cow #3"

“Grantchester Meadows Cow #3”

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A little tweaking…

Decided to brighten this piece a tad – “Sweet 16” acrylic on 1.5 in. profile 8 x 8 in. canvas.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Sweet 16"

“Sweet 16”

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New Still Life

New acrylic still life “Sweet 16” – acrylic on canvas 8 x 8 in.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Sweet 16"

“Sweet 16”

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More white poppies

Working on some more white poppies – 12 x 12 in. acrylic on canvas board. May get a little tweak yet. Enjoy!

K.M.

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“White Poppies” sold

This painting sold today to one of my most avid collectors.

"White Poppies"

“White Poppies”

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Cityscape study…

Spent the last couple of days working on this 4 ft x 3 ft study for a commissioned piece of the same size. I have a few tweaks to do when it moves to the canvas but generally happy with the composition and love the colours.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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“New” coffee mug

It’s a fact. If something sits in my studio long enough it gets more paint on it. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. I like the transition of this earlier piece “Polka Dot Mug”. No more paint to add to it.

Enjoy!

K.M.

"Polka Dot Mug"

“Polka Dot Mug”

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New acrylic portrait

Had a great morning reworking a portrait I had done a while ago. I feel it now captures the specific mix of vulnerability and confidence I was going for. I also wanted to add some more abstract elements. “Paul” acrylic on canvas. Enjoy!

K.M.

"Paul"

“Paul”

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“Loose Tea”

And here’s what “Loose Tea” looks like signed, protected and displayed in a sample espresso coloured frame.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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Today’s creation

New little 12 x 12 in. abstract coffee mug – acrylic on canvas board.

Enjoy!

K.M.

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