Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Portrait Commission

16"x20"

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Skull and Windowsill

5"x7"

and etsy is being a pain and not letting me list this gorgeous little painting, so if you love it as much as I do email me (kelliemarianhill at yahoo dot com) and let me know- $25 +$5 s&h

I wanted to challenge myself with something very subtle, where it's all tricks of little value changes, and I'm so proud of the result!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Blue Moon

9"x12
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Little white-haired children are so striking.... I know I'll never have one, so I'll just have to be content borrowing them for painting every now and then!

Two Strawberries.... again

5"x7"
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Feeling seriously out of sorts today, so I just played with an older daily, softening edges and blurring some parts, adding detail in others.... please, somebody take this one off my hands.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Glass Knight

5"x7"
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Trying to paint something that is barely there, visually.... is harder than I thought it would be. It also cast a much darker shadow than I expected. Lots of fun, though!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Garlic in Shadow

5"x7"
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Another weirdly cool, rainy day.... so I retreated into the familiarity of a nice daily painting. Of garlic. Of course. Sending hugs out into the world along with some vampire repellent.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Searching in the Dark

16"x20"
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Ah-HA! I have finally done another school-of-robot-goldfish painting. Or goldanglerfish. Something like that. Please don't ask for too much sense out of this old brain, not after this particular weekend especially. Love it.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Underwater Gold

11"x14"
sold

This one is just fun! Shadows and crazy spikes and trying to figure out how on earth to make it look right....

Friday, August 8, 2014

Lights and Gears

11"x14"
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You knew this sort of thing was coming, didn't you? It was unavoidable in the wake of the armadillo painting :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Golden Armadillo

11"x14"
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So I went to Florida, and saw my first ever armadillo! And it was adorable and fascinating and of course I ended up painting inspired by it :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Night Swim

8"x10"
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My little bitty Water Monster. From a photo I took of her late in the evening, just standing up out of the ocean and looking at me like Mama, what are you doing with the camera again? With some creative coloring and reflective eyes, which is becoming a major Thing for me!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Oyster Shells II

5"x7"
sold

The other one, which has furry aquatic plantness on it- and the most wonderful blue shadow on the inside of the curve!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Artist's Thumb

5"x7"
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I was at SCAD with the wonderful and amazing Jude Harzer, and one of the student pieces on the wall was a small painting of a thumb. I admired it, and knew I just had to try one of my own.... so here we are!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blue Breakers

5"x7"
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And this. My goodness, do you know how thrilling it is to come up with a new-to-you color? Look at that blue! LOOK AT IT, IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!
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Open Sky

5"x7"
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Ahhhhhhhhh.... I do so love the ocean. Just magic.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Skull and Rose

12" diameter circular stretched canvas
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And one I finished a little while back, but I don't believe I've shared before....

Back in town again, tired and happy, and getting back in the groove of painting! There's a commissioned portrait I *really* wanted to finish before I left, and I'm determined to get her right now.... and so many new paintings I want to do, and dailies of course.... all that wonderful stuff.

Anywho. Florida was awesome. As was South Carlina, and Georgia, and Alabama. And lots of driving time, including driving in Atlanta- yikes! And I'm almost 100% certain none of us caught the flesh eating bacteria, despite hours and hours and hours spent splashing around in the Gulf of Mexico. Just heard about that, but I don't feel like I'm being consumed by flesh eating bacteria, so that's what I'm going with.

Love to you all! More pretty pics to share tomorrow!

and another Commissioned Portrait

isn't she just the cutest thing?

Commissioned Portrait

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Phone Time

9"x12"
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Something strange, for me.... more of an idea than anything else. do you think it came through?

Either way, I'm headed out of town first thing in the morning! I will be back next week, most likely with many beautiful figure sketches and seascapes. Love to you all!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Halved Tomato

9"x12"
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What a glorious time of year it it! So many amazing textures and colors, just there all around us :) Had a magical time at the farmers market this morning, as you can see. This was an amazingly huge tomato.

Whole Tomato

9"x12"
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

and this one might be done....

.... but of course I'm not sure, and I have no idea what to call her anyways. I'll most likely end up with "The Artist's Cousin at Dusk" or something :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bee in Bee Balm

5"x7"
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My bee balm patch is full of bumblebees! That makes me happy. And willing to go seriously outside my comfort zone with this little daily.... there's so much left completely unspecified in it....

Monday, July 7, 2014

Seedpods

5"x7"
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And this is why I love having a garden. Painting what comes from your own garden.... it's just magic.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Braid

5"x7"
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I've been able to put hair up in a braid for so long, it seems like I would just know how to paint it- definitely not the case!