Monday, February 23, 2015

Grant Street Winter Murmuration Sketch

Grant Street Winter Murmuration Sketch Katherine Kean
graphite 8 x 8 inches

Another imaginary murmuration, I obtained a photograph of the house we grew up in from my sister, photographed by a friend of hers - and permission to use it as reference - thank you kindly Kris and Mark.

The house, built in 1896, is a historical building and has had some restoration. The enclosed second story sunporch was my first art studio. The depth of the snow and the wintry feeling are as I remember New England winters to be.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Storm Study

Storm Study Katherine Kean
oil on gessoed paper 4 x 6 inches
A quick small oil painting of local mountains and storm clouds. The palm tree probably gives it away.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Vertical Sky

Vertical Sky Katherine Kean
graphite on paper 6 x 4 inches
"It is more natural to me, lying down. Then the sky and I are in open conversation..." 

I'm trying to decide which piece to send to the Twitter Art Exhibit in Moss, Norway. It'll probably be this one, because it is right in front of me and it must go out now if it is to get there in time.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Suburban Murmuration 2

Suburban Murmuration 2 (working title) Katherine Kean
graphite on paper 8 x 8 inches

Another in a series of bird murmurations in the skies over suburbia. All made up, of course. The first sketch can be found here, and the finished painting from that sketch here.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Fishscale Clouds, Field, Trees Study


A tiny 4 x 6 study in oil on gessoed paper - still shiny wet when photographed. It's been cool, which means oil paint dries oh - so - slowly.