Wednesday, July 01, 2009


It’s a new month and I’m looking at what I want to accomplish in July. Out of the eleven paintings that I’ve had in progress all but two are nearly complete. One of them, a large one, is taking longer than I had anticipated, which is okay since it looks like it’ll be worth the extra effort. I suspect that I’ll be abandoning the other one altogether. It doesn’t have any major flaws, but when I look at it, or think about working on it, I just get a blah feeling and I just have too much to work on that I’m excited about to continue to spend time on one that feels so lackluster to me right now. I’ll keep it around for awhile in case it seems like it might come back to life later on.

I have canvas ready for three new ones and have started sketches of the compositions, which I’ll post as they progress.

Thumbnails of six that are all part of the same series are shown below:

works in progress
© 2009 Katherine Kean


Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

Your works in progress look phenomenal!

Jean Spitzer said...

These wip are fascinating together. I'm especially drawn to the one on the middle right.

Melissa said...

These are just beautiful Katherine, I can't wait to see them in person?

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Bonnie and thanks for visiting!

By the way, I enjoyed your recent post about your experience with Universal Health Care.

Thanks Jean - I wonder what it is about that one you like?

Thanks Melissa - come for a studio visit sometime.

Jean Spitzer said...

I think it's in part the arrangement of all the works; it feels to me as if it all leads to the light in that work. If I block out the other works, I don't get the same compulsion. (On my screen, I can't see any of the works well enough to study them individually in detail.)

Katherine Kean said...


That makes sense.

There was a problem with the code and so the image was not clickable before to see more detail, however I've fixed it now.

Dianne Poinski said...

Beautiful! I love the mood and emotion of your images Katherine.

It's interesting when we know in our gut that a piece isn't working and it's difficult to stop when you have already invested time in it. I usually find it's the right decision though.

Katherine Kean said...



I agree - it is interesting and sometimes mysterious how we know when to stop.

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