36″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic | Love Wasteland “Love Wasteland” One of the greatest human needs is love and connection – yet how often do we take time to consider how good we are at building friendships, connections meaningful relationships. So rarely to we think about how we contribute, are we good friends, companions, lovers? Think about the green drips representing – Volume bars on a stereo showing the love that’s in life. Notches on a bed post….! […]
Love Note | 30″ x 30″ | Oil Encaustic Think about someone you love and share this painting with them by posting a message in the comment box below (public message), or – copy the link and send this painting to them with a (private message)! Go on it will be fun…! If you would like to see more paintings from the Botanical Series visit the portfolio section of the website. www.cjk-studio.com “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make […]
Aqua Nude| 18″ x 24″ | Oil I will often explore a pose over and over, finding something different each time. When painting the same subject several times; often I change the scale of canvas, lighting or proportion. Painting in themes allows me to explore a subject deeply. If you would like to follow the studio sessions, consider signing up for my newsletter.
The common qualities of dealer’s, collector’s and art lovers! * an absolute love and passion for art and the artistic process * a discerning eye * a desire that the artist’s work be shared * the dedicated collector supports the artists with unparalleled commitment Recently a group of artists from St Augustine received a very special invite to plein air paint at an amazing property. The location was breathtaking, with 360° panoramic sun decks wrapping around the house, all […]
When most people think about painting or drawing, the first thing that comes to mind is the representational work of the Old Masters the detailed drawings of Michelangelo or Da Vinci. Expressive painting, by contrast, comes from breaking the rules and the traditional limitations of classical teaching and exploring freer, more intimate and intuitive forms of expression. What is similar is that the painting starts with strong composition but in contrast rather than planning or drawing the subject the early […]
Painting is far, from a relaxing pink champagne affair… its like a form of torture sometimes. With each painting you have to say something, there’s a spark and if there isn’t, you have to have the guts to change it or turn it on its head. So these two new paintings are over two that didn’t make it. As a result you have a shine through a pentimento. “A pentimento (plural pentimenti) is an alteration in a painting, evidenced by […]
Its crazy moving house and I have had lots of distractions lately mainly with moving…. so its been lots of packing and unpacking! I’ve also been in a hurry to get back to the paint, its never good to leave things too long. These orange lilies were just the ticket to get back in the studio!! The first sketch was just a little warm up, and I wanted to try something different with the composition. This was looking far […]
Tools of the Trade One of the neat things about ArtWalk is that people visiting the gallery get to meet the artists. For the artists we get to meet collectors, other artists and some people who may never have set foot in a gallery. Its fun to talk about art, painting, technique, inspiration and at the latest ArtWalk, tools of the trade came up!! So this is some information for artists who want to work on large canvases. For […]