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"
sold

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.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Quiet Day

12"x12"
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I don't know why, but I am just so in love with this one!
*happy dance*

Friday, October 31, 2014

Prickley

12" diameter
sold

Because robot goldfish thingies make me happy!

Siren

Or is would've been called siren, if I had been able to get it past this stage. Remind me to revisit this idea at some point, pretty please?

Fresh Fallen

5"x7"
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And now I'm painting some of the apples we picked from the neglected old apple trees on my great-grandma's old farm. Beautiful fruit, in its own way, magical and delicious. And I'm very grateful that my brother was willing to climb the trees after it!

Hollowed

5"x7"
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The Split

5"x7"
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Kiser Barn

5"x7"
sold

These little daily paintings are about as far outside of my comfort zone as it is possible to go.... but they feel right. While we were in Pennsylvania for my Grandmother's funeral we walked up the road from my grandparents' house to my Great-Grandma Kiser's (her mother's) old farm.
As you'd guess, it's been there since forever, and I have memories of it going back just about that long, and it just felt right to reach out and try to touch it in paint.

The Side of the Barn

5"x7"
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Apple Tree and Corncrib

5"x7"
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Blue Coat

8" diameter
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Just a quiet little painting, beautiful light and subtle colors, and a notification that I am going to be disappearing for a few days. My grandma died recently, and we are travelling up to Pennsylvania for the funeral and to be with family.... I will be back, I promise, but not till the middle of next week or so. Much love to you all!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pink Brooch and Pearls

9"x12"
sold

Is this my favorite-yet Bird In Pearls? Might officially be, yes!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pink and Green Cheese

8"x8"
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I really, really, really need to learn how to make ruffs! This was inspired by another one of Naomi's toys, made by Busy Little Hands. The original isn't nearly so creepy, and very lovable and well-loved.

The Red Queen's Doll

8"x8"
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So, after an epically unproductive couple of days, today was much better! And I'm actually posting before midnight, go me!
Much love to you all. Hopefully Naomi's baby doll doesn't give you too many nightmares.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Unlikely Partnership

9"x12"
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You remember my robot goldfish series, of course. One of the frogs from our backyard pond decided to join in the fun on this piece.

more sketching.

I do so wish I'd been able to sweet talk my friend out of this skull before she cleaned it up.... ah, well....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Easter Sunday

9"x12"
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I know, I know, Easter is nowhere near October. But I've learned that if a title pops into my head then I should go with it, or else the Title Muse will think I'm being ungrateful and she'll abandon me, and then where would that leave us? *sigh*

So you're all coming to Whimsical Women on November 22nd, right?

just sketching!

Sharpie and inkwash, just having a bit of fun. Twitter is having an #inktober Thing, so I'm participating now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Vampyre and Her Fish

9"x12"
sold

Life just keeps getting stranger and stranger....

Glimmers

6"x6"
nfs

Just a little graphite doodle on gesso. You know sometimes you see a picture and it seems like one really cool thing, but then it turns out to be a completely different thing? And you kindof want to recreate the thing you thought you saw? Yeah.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mermaid Commission

16"x20"
private collection

This one was so much fun to do! The wonderful owners of Finfolk Productions (they make meraid tails, how awesome is that?) commissioned this, and I had a great time with it!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Goldfish Trail

5"x7"
sold

And continuing to have fun with little bits of cadmium orange, trying to make things really glow.