Monday, February 03, 2014

Fog Lifting

Fog Lifting ©2014 Katherine Kean  contemporary original oil on linen 30 x 40 inches
Fog Lifting ©2014 Katherine Kean
oil on linen 30 x 40 inches
“Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form itself on the edge of consciousness.” ― Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

Here's another of the paintings going to Palm Springs next week for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Come see the work in person if you'd like. The 3rd annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is this Presidents' Day weekend. For a free pass. email me, or sign up for my newsletter.


Kathryn Hansen said...

Did you read that book Katherine, The Big Sleep...just wondering cuz that quote is wonderful! I may have to read it!

And you know that I love your painting!! I hope I get to see it in person!!!

Katherine Kean said...

Kathryn, Yes, I read it a long time ago. Thanks, Kathryn!

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Jean Spitzer said...


And good quote. I love Chandler.

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Jean!

I think Chandler's sense of place is genius - although is it his fault that most people think Los Angeles is a desert?

“There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.”

Ms Steen said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of the Oregon coast. Wish I could do oil.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Ms. Steen! I've had Oregon on my mind for some time.

Can't you do oil? It does take drying time, and hence some space to work and dry.

Ms Steen said...

Thanks for getting back to me :) I've got some super hyper sensitive glands, so it's a health issue. But I've got an creative mind, so I use all the mediums I can. ;)

Katherine Kean said...

You are so very welcome. I understand,. I also avoid solvents and fumes. I use Gamblin mostly - the vegan colors, that is. I use non toxic mediums too and safflower oil from the grocery store to clean brushes.
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