Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Abstract Expressionist Palette Knife Art Painting "January's Song" by International Abstract Artist Kimberly Conrad

24"x24"x1.5" Palette Knife Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
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What I'm loving about this 30 Day Challenge is all the playtime in the studio to just experiment. I am trying not to "pour" this week, which is my current method (primarily) of painting, but to go back to the palette knife, and various other tools.
 This was a fun exercise-it pretty much represents my January...So much to do- it's all equally important, I seem to be shifting gears daily! It was hard sticking to this week's chosen palette- I really like bold color.

"January's Song" (Bladeworks Series) is painting #11 in the 2017
 30 paintings in 30 days challenge I am doing with fellow artist Leslie Saeta

So here is my theme for the challenge this year......This past year I redecorated my dining room, and collected artwork in various styles by my favorite artists from around the world, but all in a similar color palette and the result was lovely.

Actually, it all began with a beautiful painting of a woman in a cafe that I purchased in Cortona, Italy, which became the focal point of the room.

I also collected two still life pieces, an impressionist landscape, a floral piece, and an abstract expressionism piece, all in a similar palette.

That is my inspiration for this challenge. Each week, I will choose a palette and complete 7 paintings of multiple styles within that palette.

I will try to create pieces that would exhibit beautifully together , but can also stand alone.
We shall see what shows up!!

A Thought for today.....
"When we are ready to make positive changes in our lives, we attract whatever we ned to help us"
-Louse Hay

New offerings this year in coaching....and my 2017 surprise is almost ready......
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Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Governor's Park)
Denver, CO 80203 303.881.2258 

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