Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The painting


So here is the painting* I referenced a few weeks back. Unfortunately I never got a good picture of it-I feel it's more crisp and painterly in real life, but oh well. The top picture is at my house and the bottom is the one Gretel took of it at the gallery. I also had a sculptural piece in the show but maybe I'll show that later.
I've always felt I'm horrible at explaining or describing my work but this is somewhat representative of my paintings. I love painting skin tones and tend to want them surrounded by a muted palette. Another commonality is a somewhat formal and traditional setting with a hint of the strange lurking about. (maybe not so much in this particular one, but in general)


I wanted to thank my wonderful friend Gretel so much for including me into this show. (As well as all the other things she has done for me). THANK YOU!

* That's not me in the painting.

13 comments:

la casita de wendy said...

its sooooo beautiful... you are really lucky!!!

Anne said...

Wow!

Kimberly, this is wonderful!

Hooray for you!

...and best in show, I bet:)

mette/ungt blod said...

yes its an amazing painting! wow.

Gretel said...

I can vouch for the true awesomness of this piece. and the sculpture - which she hasnt shown yet is equally great! Im so glad you participated and so glad for everything else. Thank you !!!

extra Kipple said...

Haunting.
I can picture your thought process while you were making this. You had a lot of fun, didn't you?
it's great and...you.

kimberley said...

Thank you all so much.
la casita de wendy: hello to you!
and thanks again gretel, for everything.

karla said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You are awesome. Next time, we're going.

I want the shirt.

Katja said...

It's so beautiful! I love the colors so much.

Ana said...

oooooo la la lady! I can stare and stare at her. good. Also, I really love the way the shirt looks painted by you... I dont know why exactly --wish the painting would stay visible while I made my comment cause then maybe I would figure out the why part--but okay my favorite part to sink into is the shirt. Ill go back to the painting now and see if I can get to the why. ;)

maudkristina said...

Kimberley, this is LOVELY. The quiet eyes and the shadow behind her... I really really really like it. And I can't wait to see the sculpture.

Sophie said...

It looks fantastic, almost like a picture but with all the warmth of a painting. Well done!

eking out said...

Beautiful painting, and what a wonderful blog! This was my first visit (I was linked from an old design*sponge post), and I'll certainly be checking back in soon.

ArchetypalTheatre said...

This is such a beautiful painting! I liked you sculptures on Etsy so much that I followed the link to your blog and it's amazing how you combine playfulness with so much serious artistry in your work. Great stuff =)