Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Eye Level Lemon

Still obsessed with the eye-level thing, but this time all in wonderful yellows...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stuck in the Car

Just something in the sketchbook, sitting in the parking lot at the post office (shipping out some paintings) waiting for Nugget to wake up :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Couldn't resist :) I've got this up on the wall now, warming the studio...

Saturday, November 27, 2010


This is a first for me, and I love it! All that drama.... now I kee trying to imagine something like this as a backdrop for one of my still life pieces, but I'm not sure it could work.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Naked Lemon


This one was so much fun to paint, even though it took forever, but the yellow of the lemon peel against that purple sky is just delicious, and I put it in this great big frame and it just pops.

It's funny, Mama keeps calling it the ghost lemon, because the lemon has disappeared, wheras for me it's the naked lemon, since somewhere out there the lemon that was previously wearing this is naked. I dunno. It's fun.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Pumpkin and Storm

Gorgeous pumpkin from the farmer's market, which will shortly be a pie. I am so in love with this painting- the orange just glows, and the water droplets are so convincing, and I feel good about them because they makes sense, you know, with the cloudy sky, so it's not just a gimmicky thing, and the reflected lights, and the texture on the skin of the pumpkin and on the wooden shelf...


Naomi on the Shore

My little angel, from a picture taken at the beach this summer :) I know portraits are usually done with the person the other way around, but this is so her, you know? Splashing through the ocean, all determination and cuteness, just sure she'll be able to catch that seagull!
And, of course, a link to my portraits page: http://kelliemarianhill.com/commission-a-painting.html In case you want to commission something for Christmas :)


Friday, November 19, 2010


Another something whimsical. I am really loving this one :)


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fluffy the Goldfish

Maybe I'll countdown to Saturday with these sillies. I mean, when else am I going to paint up a mounted goldfish named Fluffy?
Sometimes paintings should just make you smile, you know?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Something especially for Whimsical Women- it's really nice to just cut loose and be silly amd expressive sometimes :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pomegranate V

Same as yesterday... even though this one is a reworking of a previous daily painting. I really like this version better- the last one was a little too mysterious for me :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stacked Persimmons

If you want this little painting, email me- otherwise, it's coming to Whimsical Women with me this Saturday!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Radish Tail

2.5"x3" ATC
Something just a little bit different- happy. Radishes are funny little critters.

Friday, November 12, 2010


2.5"x3" ATC
Another one of Nugget's toys, same scale :) Is that even the way you spell xylophone? I don't think the spell checker is working today.

Little Red Car

2.5"x3" ATC
I was looking at Duane Keiser's Oddments blog, and just admiring them so much, and got to thinking that maybe a change in scale would help get me more inspired in the dailies department... I think I was right, I'm really enjoying the close-up possibilities, but now I don't know what to DO with the idea...
Like, do I sell them on etsy for $20 like all my other dailies? I think so. I know he sells his for $100 each, but he gets a lot more for his regular dailies... but I always get nervous pricing stuff, even though I know that's ridiculous.... gr. We'll see. What do you think?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Six Pink Tulips

A painting that is up at Broad Street Cafe :)
I've shared it before, but I altered it significantly and like it a lot better now- the change in persepctive worked wonders, but I think the blue background was an important change, too. It's a really nice mixed blue, I ought to use it again...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nugget at the Ocean

Just a weird little sketch. I think I'm going to do something for real with the reference picture, though, I love how adorably determined she looks, marching along the shore... :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Peaches on Blue

One of my pieces that's up at Broad Street Cafe... it's really very beautiful and bright, I have such trouble photographing these big ones sometimes :( But if you go by, then you can see it in person, and try the awesome pizza. Good beer, too- the sweet potato lager is really incredible.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pumpkin in Shadow

All about the light again. Totally different light, though, all pushed back in the shadow so it's only lit up on a little bit. It seems a lot more rounded this way, doesn't it?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Orange Glow

All about the light, here. I mean, the reflection and the wonderful orangeness and all, but that's all about the light too.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Twilight Pear

I'm getting a bit obsessed with this produce at eye level thing... and the idea of capturing that light at the end of the day. Like here, fading from yellow to a soft, dark blue without the sky turning green, you know? All about the atmosphere. And I swear, I'm not exagerrating that moon. It took my breath away.

The Close Up

Yes, I know it's November, but I've decided that pumpkins are so beautiful that it doesn't matter to me. Do people really purchase paintings for Halloween, anyways? I mean, I would get this because of the color, and the glow of it, and just the wonderful autumney feel... you wouldn't only have a painting of asparagus up in the springtime, or would you? That would be kind of cool, too, a seasonally rotating collection of daily paintings of produce...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Reflections and Falling Star

And I decided to explore the eggplant and falling star thing at 16"x20"... it didn't get much of a response smaller, but I really really really loved it, so there you go :)
As the title indicates, the reflections in the dark glossy surface of the eggplant itself were a HUGE draw for me, you can even see me sitting there in the studio paintings it, though it's vague enough that really, it just feels like it's reflecting whoever is there gazing at the painting, which is super cool to me.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Midnight Flight

Another one of the toy paintings that are up at Broad Street Cafe now. You really ought to go by! Of course I want you to go and see the paintings, that's a given, but the food is great too, especially the pizzas. Nugget and I went earlier this evening and had the special- a shitake, spinach, pecan, and goat cheese pizza, which may sound a little odd, but is phenomenal.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Flying Away

One of the paintings we hung today as part of my solo show at the Broad Street Cafe. I am so glad everything is up!
Happy November, by the way :)