Thursday, May 19, 2011

The new one I'm working on

 A couple of weeks ago I had a dream (anyone who knows me, knows that I have vivid and interesting dreams).  In the dream I was with my two siblings in a beautiful cruise ship with these huge vaulted ceilings. It was just the three of us. As we marveled at the beauty the ship started to sink-water rushing in everywhere. I tried to break the other two (not completely sure it was my brother and sister) away from their marveling, but they just wouldn't snap out of it.  At this point the huge beautiful ship was completely under water, although the water was just coming in slowly.  I tried to get them to come with me to swim out, but they wouldn't.  They wanted to stay where they were.  I then made a snap decision,  I wanted to LIVE-to survive. I gulped in as much air as I could, pushed through a window with out to the dark ocean. We were down deep.  It was night as I looked through the deep water up to the surface. I  could see the moonlight peering through.  I dredged upward, fighting to live, fighting the ache for more air, fighting the grief that I had to leave the other two behind.  I was going to survive this dark water. I broke through the surface, and could see the shoreline (which surprised me that it was so close). I peered down below into the dark water, the lights of the failing ship below me sinking further.  I started to swim for shore.
    This painting is a depiction of my struggle to overcome my childhood pain.  My decision to let the Lord heal me and spring forward towards light-a positive future; to become the person He has intended for me.  To not only survive, but to thrive (that's so that Kaiser commercial LOL).
    This painting is not done yet.  I won't add to much more. I just wanted the story about this one out there as it's so important to feel it when looking at it. To feel me swimming through deep dark water towards the light.
Thanks for reading, Kellie

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Secret of Kells Waterfall

 12x12 high texture. This painting's inspiration comes from the animated movie "Secret of Kells" if you haven't seen it,  check it out.  There's one point that the snow is coming down and they're Keltic symbols. It's ok for kids, a few spots I had to have my little one close her eyes.
 I got the glare down. Second shot below shows the translucency, this baby of mine has a lot of layers to achieve this.  I actually have a cityscape under it so if you look closely you can pick out the buildings.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

36 x 36 Green/blue/gold/brown/bronze/black

 I will post pics without the glare soon. This abstract has such earthy/organic feel to it.  It's quite peaceful.  I know I shouldn't post pics yet with such glare, I couldn't wait.
 It's intriguing to check it out up close.  I did so many different layers of paints/mediums it truly has incredible dimension.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Etsy Art for sale

Contact me if you want a piece from me. I'm on Etsy,  but we can talk about the price and delivery.  If you're in the area of Southern Ca. I can get it to you. 562) 676-8845 call/txt

It's May!

  Summer is etching it's way out.  So far the heat has been turned up in Long Beach and even higher inland.  Me and one of my daughters were working on a painting for a school project and the paint and varnish medium was drying while she was working. My mom introduced me to Golden Open Acrylics which have a slow dry time of about 2-3 days depending on thickness.  I LOVE this paint! Definitely on the pricey side, but the color fastness, tint and transparency is stunning!  It's worth every penny. I helped Reese thin  the Golden Manganese Blue Hue with flow aid  then added gloss varnish medium (my mom taught me this technique -Thanks mom!) to the paint for a transparent overlay to rub over her existing background. So pretty. I'm so proud of my budding little artists! All four of my girls have such natural talent just exploding. I can't wait to see what they come up with next. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"The Trinity"

                                      This is one of my favorites, though my camera didn't pick up the bronze overlay on the edges very well.  This is gallery wrapped, black edges, wired-ready to hang. I did my layering technique to bring dimension.

Untitled Flower 48 x 48 Gallery Wrapped

                          Reposting last months painting with better pics. You can catch the metallic gold, bronze, silver hues in the last shot

"Last Lament"

                                          12 x 36 Gallery Wrapped