Monday, December 29, 2014

The Artist's Sister

9"x12"

Ok, so I saw this gorgeous Rembrandt at the Small Works Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Saturday, and it reminded me of just how much I love doing stuff like with, with the whole washes of vandyke brown thing and the sketchy brushstrokes and just augh, right? And the spouse got me a few art books and I'm wallowing in them delightedly, and generally feeling like my head is going to explode from all the potential awesome going on. We'll see.

The Artist's Child

9"x12"

Braids

5"x7"

Yesterday we went out singing to fruit trees on a friend's farm.... and of course there was inspiration to be had at such a wonderful event!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Red Bow

5"x7"

It's technically tomorrow, so I am going to go ahead and post! Doubt I'll have time for it in the coming insanity anyways.... humans are strange, man. The things we do in the name of tradition.

This was awesome to paint. Like yay, shiny things! And then losing my mind because the shape gets so, so, so complicated.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wonky

5"x7"

I was taking pictures of cattle, and this was a lovely photogenic critter.... except for the horns, running off in different directions! Had to do a painting anyways, just too interesting.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Blue Shadows

8"x16"

Really, no one is safe. My friend's daughter was just sitting there, innocently getting some fairy hair put in, and, well...... beautiful. Just had to paint her. Soft blue shadows and overhead lighting and pretty shapes made by her hair.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Morning Light

5"x7"

Sketching, just a greyhound in soft morning light. Trying to create a glow, but with just values, not colors.

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cropped Avocado

5"x7"

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"

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

Magic Forest

5"x7"

I love doing daily paintings. Just because I learn so much!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hatched

5"x7"

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"

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"
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"

Jaws

9"x12"

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