Sunday, August 26, 2007

laptop/lapcat...uh-oh!

So...I found out what happens when my cat decides to sleep on my open lap top! What were the chances that her two paws would hit the exact two keys at the same moment and delete my wireless network? Rare ...but it happened. How does this relate to my blog ? What happens when a well intentioned friend repeats a comment from a customer and totally wipes out your momentum in painting ? Rare ..but it happened. Everything was going along smoothly, sales ,good reviews, steady hours in the studio and BLAM!! Just as the cat shut down my computer ,so did the comments.It took time and patience and help from a friend to get the wireless up and running again and it took the same to get me painting again. The cat was trying to get my attention and so was my customer. My muse stated that the comment wasn't important ,only how I responded to it. The cat found a sunnier spot .....and so did I.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Heat

"Heat" , a favorite of mine, was purchased this past week.
As I continue to paint and explore the various paths my work takes, special pieces are remembered for what was learned from them.
"Heat" will always be remembered for the unexpected blending of representational and abstract form with its land mass created from collaged papers and calligraphic brushstrokes of pines. It is a small but mighty piece of juxtaposed hot and cool colors.

I don't publish prints of my work.I work only in originals. As they are sold ,it is sometimes a difficult parting. The joy is that the next blank paper could be ....something wonderful!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

River Run

Computer gremlins have delayed my blog posting this week ...but all is well now.
The Boardwalk show was hot and humid but many vacationers and locals were out and about.
Thanks to all who took the time to stop at my tent to watch me demonstrate my mixed media techniques. The painting " River Run " received the most comments. It is my newest painting,so that makes me feel as if I'm headed in the right direction. This compostion in a panoramic format was interesting.It was a struggle not to allow it to break at center point into two paintings yet keep the focus close to center in the distance to allow the depth of field and atmosphere that I wanted to achieve. I think it worked well .
River Run : framed 15 x 30, image 6.5 x 21.5, double matted, suede/paper,frame silver toned
$950.00 plus tax +shipping
contact me : kelhart1958@comcast.net for availability and purchase.