Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Altered Book page....

Experimenting in.,... well, I guess it's a new medium! Or a new substrate, at the very least. There are nice textures and new thought processes.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Just a Little Open

5"x7"
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Ok, at this point I guess I'm just reveling in textures and the whole blue/gold contrast thing. But there's nothing wrong with reveling.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Two Persimmons

9"x12"
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I may be a little obsessed with persimmons- I can't help it, they're just so beautiful. I do wish I could find an asian persimmon tree that wasn't grafted, though.... ah, well. I'm sure I'll get all obsessed with painting gooseberries when they come in, or what have you. Can it be spring already? Please?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Four Persimmons

5"x7"
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It's been a strange sort of day, but persimmons were painted. They have the strangest glow, even for a fruit.... and a totally different texture and everything else from the asian ones. It's fascinating.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Yolk and Shell

5"x7"
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Look at me, painting eggs again! I'm just revisiting all kinds of subject matter right now, and loving it. That yolk is absolutely glowing, and you know I always love painting shiny things. And round things. So eggs are the best of all possible worlds for that, right?

Cracked

5"x7"
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cropped Avocado

5"x7"
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Yay, new canvases came in the mail, and now shiny new paintings are being created!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Waiting for a Cue

12"x12"
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Just a teensy bit strange.

Or maybe that's a teensy bit of an understatement. Tickled to pieces about it anyways, spooky backlighting and facepaint and all!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cara

11"x14"

I've been having trouble with the whole focusing thing lately.... this was a fun painting, though. Yay for having beautiful friends.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

just sketching....


more canvases have been ordered, but I am all out for the moment!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hatched

5"x7"
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So I'm reading about mushrooms, and I've got a mushroom bed going in the front yard that will hopefully fruit this summer, and it only makes sense that I'm painting mushrooms as well.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Team

5"x7"
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I was going through my photos from Savannah, and absolutely had to paint this.... I think I got a bit carried away, especially for a little postcard-sized painting, but I absolutely love it!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

By the Half Moon

12"x12"
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Because her portrait somehow ended up being the inspiration for this portrait of a unicorn. Well, that and a fascinating article about a deer in Europe who ended up being a unicorn because of his unusual antler configuration.

So. Evening, and last night's rising moon, and a lovely unicorn.

Venus in Ascension

9"x12"

Playing with a portrait of my daughter, because....

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black on Grey

5"x7"
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In the winter, we get crows in the front yard. They're beautiful, and so interesting to watch.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Red Riding Hood

5"x7"
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Just experimenting, using the same reference photo to see if I can take it in very different directions.... having fun. Happy Holidays, y'all.

Snow

5"x7"
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ornaments!

And 20% off everything in my etsy shop- https://www.etsy.com/shop/kelliemarianhill - from now through Saturday, with the coupon code HAPPYDANCE . Just because I love you all.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lady Blue

9"x12"
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As always, I had an absolutely wonderful time at Whimsical Women! The weather was lovely, the people were lovely, none of my paintings tried to fly away.... So yes. Splendid. And now I'm home again, snuggling into my little patterns and all the wonderful new ideas that have come to me recently.

Owlet

9"x12"
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Jaws

9"x12"
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In the Window

9"x12"
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Something spooky this way comes.... underwater.... I was going to put this in the pile of paintings for "share after Whimsical Women" but I am just so tickled with how the face came out!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

sketching....

very very busy, trying to get ready for Whimsical Women- a week from today!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Proceeding to the Edge

16"x20"
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Just a celebration of shiny round things. Marbles and a mirror ball and one of those wonderful recycled glass floats, all things I keep coming back around to.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

just a sketching....

Having trouble getting any actual paintings finished, and that is going to be a problem, with Whimsical Women coming up! Wish me luck.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Visiting the Old House

12"x12"
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I love, love, LOVE this one. Which most likely means that most people won't find it as epic as I do, but I'm okay with that. She can hang here at my house just fine, lol....

This is my cousin Erin. I was wanting to paint her like Andrew Wyeth might have seen her.... oh, and with horns. Because horns. The shadows coming off of them just delight me.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Strange Sketches...

So.... there may have been a book that I found completely unreadable, but couldn't bear to dispose of. I may be playing with taking out pages and coating them with gesso and doodling strange things on them.
It makes me uneasy, because I like having a purpose for everything (even if the purpose is simply "you hang this on your wall") but I am having fun, and stretching out my brain. That's a good thing, right?


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November Persimmon

5"x7"
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And if you angle your eyes just a smidge up from the last painting.... this is where you end up. Something about persimmons just brings out the impressionist in me.

Orange and Blue

6"x6"
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Persimmon painting time! Omg the colors and brushy-sketchy-whateverness or it all just makes me so happy!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Lady in Black

9"x12"
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Just a nice little lady. Who might also happen to be a deer. But don't tell her you know.