18 January 2012

new painting in progress

Hung my painting on the fence this morning to take a pic in the early light. :)

Hello! I wanted to share a work-in-progress that I'm preparing for this weekend's show. It has a couple layers of acrylic paint, medium and rice paper on it and I intend to do several more before Opening Night this Saturday.

It's developing into a vision of the world's creation, so I want to make it even busier, more colorful and hopefully exploding with spores and growth and activity. I posted close-up details of it on flickr and would love to hear what you think.

To me, creation is colorful, busy, wild and energetic!

xo kimi

8 comments:

naturesmyfriend said...

Lovely!!! the color palette makes me think of springtime - a nice warm thought on such a cold snowy day. Good luck with all of your artistic commitments this month my dear!!!

kimi said...

Thanks, Jess! So far I haven't missed a deadline, though I also haven't had much sleep. 2012 is off to an exciting start! :)

SaylorMade said...

So beautiful and happy! I love the colours and especially the texture. Did you have a plan before beginning or do you start with a colour palette and see where the painting takes you?

kimi said...

I'm so happy that you like it! I tend to lay out pale washes of color that block out a very general composition with organic shapes. Then I work on top of that, sometimes going in a completely opposite direction and sometimes using it as a guideline. Either way, I like the added depth it provides.

For this painting, the underpainting was pretty spontaneous and then I dripped more colors on top to create more irregular/organic shapes. I already knew that I wanted to add rice paper (I have a thing with circles right now) and when I did that, it became clear that I was painting the origins of life, or an early moment in our creation story. :) That decision then sparked further ideas related to that concept. So... I guess the answer is that I didn't have too much of a plan and just went where it took me!

Kye Sangha said...

I love the colors-& it seems quite large, from the pic... I'm a couple of blog posts behind, so now I get to catch up -how fun!

Chantal said...

Gorgeous colours Kimi - so uplifting from the very first moment!

kimi said...

It is quite large... I forget the dimensions at the moment but it may be somewhere close to 3' x 5'. It's presently hanging in our show so I can't run and check. :) Thanks for catching up with me, Kye! Always great to hear from you. <3

kimi said...

Thank you, Chantal! I admire your work so much, so it means a lot that you like my painting. :)