8 hours ago
Painting Nature in stillness and storms.
|Kicking Dust Katherine Kean|
graphite 5x10 inches
"If you are walking on a path and not kicking up dust, then you are not walking on a path."
Visiting a wild horse sanctuary and watching the horses race around, kicking up enormous clouds of dust, I noticed that when the sunlight glowed through the dust cloud, the shadows of the running horses were captured as if on a screen.
There was no reason for the horses to run other than we were there watching and they didn't mind showing off.
|D's Desert Sunset Katherine Kean|
oil on linen 6 x 6 inches
Every now and then someone will send me an image, usually a sky, that strikes them in a particular way, and ask me to paint it. I'm happy to do that when the subject is already aligned with what I have set out to do. The painting above is one such painting, with a few details added from my imagination.
|Bar Harbor Sketch Katherine Kean|
graphite 8 x 10 inches
|Angeles Forest Storm Wide Katherine Kean|
oil on linen 8 x 16 inches
There are times when the local landscape is especially inspiring. In this painting it's the mountains and skies of the Angeles National Forest.
|Thunderhead Over Marsh Sketch Katherine Kean|
graphite 7 x 8 3/4 inches
I'm eager to get started on this painting - looking forward to balancing deep, bright blue skies with luminous clouds, gold grasses, and dark rain clouds. I need to decide on the size. Maybe 40 x 50inches.
Coincidentally we have been having amazing Thunderheads appearing over the Angeles National Forest. Yay, El Nino!