Monday, July 27, 2015

Kicking Dust

Kicking Dust ©2015 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.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Someone's Desert Sunset

D's Desert Sunset ©2015 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.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Quietening

Wide Dusk Sketch Katherine Kean
graphite 5 x 10 inches
“It is the quietening of the day that most appeals.” 

Fennel HudsonA Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1