Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pink Skirt

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Just plain grumpy today. Nothing has gone drastically wrong, but everything feels not quite right.
Well, at least this turned out well. Hope you're all having a better day than me!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

White Sundress

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Almost forgot to post tonight! And that would have made me sad, I love how this one turned out :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

On the Way Home

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There's this cool little farmhouse, very near the house I grew up in- I can't count the number of times I've driven past it, often thinking it'd be fun to paint.... well last night I found it absolutely irresistible :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Faded Red


Denim is getting to be more and more fun to paint! Well, initially it was just driving me bonkers, so the fact that it is ANY fun to paint now is a vast improvement.... turns out the main problem was me making the colors too saturated. And I was afraid of overworking so I wasn't putting down *quite* enough layers.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cell Phone


Um.... nope, no real explanation. I've got some really cool paintings going, but they were NOT cooperating today, so I went back to my bodies of the Eno thing I guess!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013



Ok.... noticing a theme here lately. Maybe after I get these commissions done I can *actually* get away for a few days :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Outgoing Tide


Still needing the escape my paintings provide.... I love the light in this one. Which is surprising, with the sun directly overhead there's usually not much interesting about the light, but it totally works for me here :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fires at Night


I seem to have quit censoring myself- if an idea asserts itself, don't you think it deserves to be explored? Even if- or especially if- it's strange and tricky to pull off, like this one :) There was a large raven in the parade at the Eno, and I guess that was the jumping-off point for this sketch. I just love how it came together!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

White Lilies Red Dress


Curious and curiouser.... I saw this lady at the farmers' market this morning and just HAD to do a quick painting of her. So many lovely contrasts :)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sun God


So strange.... there's a parade every year at the Festival for the Eno, and one of the giant.... um.... puppets inspired this. The white background is pure white canvas, something I don't believe I've ever tried before!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Owl Dancer

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Just beautiful :)
Am I allowed to say that about my own paintings?

Either way, I decided to rework this one.... the background is the biggest change, but I also did a lot of playing with her skin tones, and I really love the sparkles falling away behind her.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Black Rum


Another strange day. That makes... um.... 5 in a row. If I'm not careful my brain is going to shut down entirely.

But this.... I'm a sucker for a pretty bottle. Black spiced rum, named the Kraken (dude. KRAKEN!!!), in a gorgeous bottle- I just couldn't resist.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two Apricots

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It has been a long, long, long day..... a good one, but no time at all to paint. So I touched up an older daily (changed the background and shadows to warmer neutrals and softened the edges, punched up the colors on the apricots themselves) for you :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

"Naomi in a Blue Coat" and "Cats Eye"

 6"x8" acrylic on copper
I don't think I'll be selling this one.....

My little wild child <3 p="">

6"x8" acrylic on copper

And I love this one! Painting on copper has awesome textural possibilities, for sure.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Day


At least halfway to a daydream.... I'm thinking of driving down to the beach and camping there for a few days, mosquitos be darned. We'll see. In other news, Squirrel Mask just sold! Shipping to Portland tomorrow <3 p="">

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Behind his Back

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Ok, I promise this will be the last random body part painting for a little while. They're just so much fun to do!

Hope you're all having a wonderful Saturday night :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Black Shirt

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I didn't notice the prevalence of blue nail polish at the Festival until I did this painting! Funny. And denim is so much fun to paint :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"Red Shorts Red Rose", AND "Squirrel Mask"!

HAH! They loaded today, so hopefully all is well and the blog will go on and on. Red Shorts Red Rose here is a fun little daily inspired by someone who visited my tent at the Eno, and Squirrel Mask, which I wanted to share with you yesterday, is inspired by one of the people in the parade at the Eno.... just awesome inspirations everywhere.

Which I'm grateful for, because this has been the chilliest, rainiest summer ever. Kinda going crazy over here :-/

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blogspot sucks.

my loves, I might have to move my blog after all.... remember a while back when Blogspot wasn't letting me load any images, so I switched to Google Chrome and it worked out? well, now Blogspot isn't letting me load any images through Google Chrome OR Internet Explorer or anything else I have at hand. which sucks, because I'm trying to share a gorgeous painting of a dancer wearing a huge creepy squirrel mask!

in the meantime, well, here's my facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153094444155495&id=254377915494#!/pages/Kellie-Marian-Hill/89313395272

love you guys, please bear with me!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Braided Belt

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Still going with the same idea.... this is a lot of fun! And experimenting with skin tones is always a good thing, not to mention all the fun shapes and textures in the cutoffs.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Blue Tie

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Yep, very interesting! Yes, it has been wonderfully warm lately, and the lemonade stand across from my tent made for some amazing people watching :)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Spiral Earring

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Apparently my weekend at the Festival for the Eno is going to spawn some interesting sketches!

Saturday, July 6, 2013


.... and we should be back to your regularly scheduled programming tomorrow!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Cara on Yellow


trying to bring over that lovely yellow background from White Rabbit.... interesting....

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Something different.... I (like every other artist on the planet) have become really really into painting on copper! So this is what I'm experimenting with at the moment :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mermaid Thoughts II


A commissioned portrait based on an earlier one I did of Naomi :)

Monday, July 1, 2013

In the Sea


Cthulhu seems to be crawling into this painting after one of my precious little robot goldfish. Strange.