Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reaching Through by Katherine Kean oil on linen diptych trees branches birds
Reaching Through © 2013 Katherine Kean
diptych, oil on linen   12 x 16 inches each

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Building Clouds


"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." 
Henry David Thoreau

It looks like putting in "foundations" is the next order of business. In the dark area at the very bottom I'm imagining an imaginary path leading down imaginary steps to an imaginary beach.

While waiting for all of that to appear, below are close up views at the cloud detail and the layers of color.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Traveling Art Returns


Vent ©2012 Katherine Kean
oil on linen 10 x 10 inches
Maine Tides and Rocks  ©2012 Katherine Kean
oil on linen   8 x 10 inches
Rapidly Changing Conditions  ©2012 Katherine Kean
oil on linen   20 x 30 inches.
These three paintings recently returned from exhibiting with Paint America. As part of their Paint the Parks exhibition they went to the Jefferson National Expansion Monument, a 91 acre memorial that is part of the National Park System and receives approximately 2,500,000 visitors annually.


For the exhibition the paintings hung in the Old Courthouse, afterward traveling to the Coutts Museum before returning home.

All of the paintings in this exhibition depict one of our nation's 390 areas supervised by the National Park Service. Rapidly Changing Conditions and Vent are portrayals of Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, and Maine: Tides, Rocks represents Acadia National Park.

All three paintings returned unscathed, safe and secure, each in it's individual strong box and in probably the most pristine condition I've ever received work back in, no doubt owing to the expertise and professionaliam of the National Park and the Museum staff.