Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tools Of The Trade, 6x12, Oil

This pot that holds my brushes came from Sweden.  I have always loved paintings that artists do of their pots of brushes, so I wanted to do one.  As an aside... don't think I'm crazy, but I visited a Medium this afternoon... hoping to 'hear' from my parents, who, I've mentioned, have passed on.  I was hoping for a  wonderful and loving message, something that would touch my heart - if indeed it was 'for real'.  Imagine my surprise when the Medium got a funny look on her face and said "Do you have a lot of .... brushes?"  And I said, yes, I'm a painter, I do, indeed, have tons of them.  Then she smiled and said "Well, your Dad said you should take better care of them - they're in terrible shape!"  Hmmmmm.... maybe it's NOT make-believe.....

This one, also is NFS, until June!
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21 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting. My paintbrushes are in old cowboy boots. :-)

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  2. Great little painting, Kelley. Nice crisp color.

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  3. Kelley, Your dad could be speaking to me. Good advice! Beautiful painting, as always! Love the subject!

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  4. Love this painting. I like the format, the colors, composition, and, of course, the subject. Loved your story of the Medium, too. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That made me smile..such a dad thing to say. Love the painting, that mustard yellow is yummy

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  6. Great composition and size. And, as always, I love all things Swedish!

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  7. Your dedication is showing in these paintings. This is beautiful. I am going RIGHT TO MY STUDIO AND PAINT MY SPRING PAINTING.
    Enjoy the day, which will be in the 80's :D
    XO,
    Your GJWPC slacker :( friend

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  8. I'm on a plane so I can't comment but I love
    This piece ! You are amazing girl!
    It's very real looking!

    It's an amazing story about the brushes!
    I think you do take care of them though....
    Love you
    See you Friday!

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  9. Nice mom! Very dimensional. The last one was great, too!

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  10. Great piece, Kelley - I love it. I'm sure Anders Zorn used very similar containers for his brushes;)

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  11. I just love this painting! Your work always has the nicest feeling to it.
    I especially like the way you handled the earthen ware container. The clarity in this painting is quite compelling.

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  12. GREAT painting.

    Now that is quite freaky to hear, about the medium.
    (When I first read the word "medium" in your narrative, I only thought: does she mean oil? acrylic? watercolor? :D)

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  13. Great painting. I am glad you had a good experience with the medium and you know your parents are still looking out for you. I've consulted a psychic for years!

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  14. Kelley, I love this story. I've dreamed of my late father sitting on a little folding chair fishing at the catfish pond he made and throwing a stick for my souldog, Buddy. Isn't it wonderful and comforting to know our dads still have a sense of humor from the great beyond!
    hugs to you and Paco...

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  15. I love that he said that ;)
    I've seen your brushes.

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  16. A job well done on this! I love the softness of the pot and the long and tall format!

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  17. Love that pot and the way you've cropped the painting. Really well painted!

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  19. Very strong and tightly rendered, Kelley!

    -Dean

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  20. Hi Kelley, I love your glass and ceramic textures and if I remember right, you do enamel well too! Something tells me it is because of the thick rich shiny paint textures!

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