Inspiration

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March 26, 2016
Gustav Klimt Portrait of Ria Munk III

Klimt’s Portrait of Ria Munk III and Unbridled Doodling

This is what I believe in, and what I teach my students: prepare thoroughly, do multiple sketches, KNOW your subject and then when you approach the canvas – completely let go. What I like about Gustav Klimt’s unfinished “Portrait of Ria Munk III”,  is his unbridled doodling and dazzling, mismatched […]
July 30, 2014
Holy War, mixed media diptych on canvas, 61" x 30", $3,800

Holy War, mixed media nude

You Were Brave in that Holy War You have done well In the contest of madness. You were brave in that holy war. You have all the honorable wounds Of one who has tried to find love Where the Beautiful Bird Does not drink … Wayfarer, Why not rest your […]
January 15, 2014
Detail of a mountain landscape, commission in progress

Works in progress this week

Between website projects, runs, yoga, skiing, drinks with girlfriends and feeding my bottomless pit of a seven-year-old, I’m working on a large, peaceful mountain landscape for a commission. Although you can only see a tidbit of it here, I’m really excited about this peace because, it’s magical, serene and cool […]
November 20, 2013
Luxuriate, mixed media collage on canvas, 9" x 9"

Luxuriate

Just stayed at a friend’s new house, which sported a giant bath tub. As her faithful hubby headed upstairs for a mid-day bath she exclaimed “George loves to luxuriate”…  (Mid day tubbies with all the goodies are not just for girls anymore) George’s mid day jaunt reminded me of how […]
November 27, 2012
9 Ladies Dancing

9 Ladies Dancing

My grandparents traveled around the world many times and I grew up watching their slides shows,  surrounded by the art and friends they brought home. Chinese carvings that made it out of the Mao Dynasty, statues of Indian Gods and Goddesses (which still adorn my room), African batiks, Japanese prints, […]
March 3, 2012
What You Do, by Kellie Day

What You Do

Me I’m raw My tongue My lips Mostly my heart I don’t know what to make of you With our hard bodies And tough mouths We have to make strong cages For our soft hearts
February 20, 2012
Unfurl, by Kellie Day

Unfurl

“Not a whisper not a thought Not a kiss nor look be lost.” … An inspiring and artful weekend in Denver led me to Two Hands Paperie in Boulder – wow. Their collage kits had scraps of poetry, and their papers were up to $36 per sheet – hand silkscreened […]
February 7, 2012
A Bigger Love, by Kellie Day

A Bigger Love

The large nude on canvas did not turn out. However I am inspired to do another very soon and can already see it in my head!  Here is a small one which I just love. ____________ My body my heart my soul my tears every nerve turns towards you and […]
January 22, 2012
Gustav Klimt, Danae

Gustav Klimt & Nudes

In my latest quest to paint a nude, I’ve been moved by Gustav Klimt’s women (famous for “The Kiss“). At left, the woman’s face in “Water Snakes” is so ethereal – relaxed and blissful. At closer glance you can see it’s actually a painting of two female lovers. Klimt’s rich […]
August 26, 2011

Bella

This is the inside of a woman when she is peaceful and quiet. Bliss. A place I have finally found.
July 20, 2010

Su Cuerpo

My son says this is a painting of the mountains first, and then a body. But I never saw the mountains, only the body. This painting is a declaration of love of our own bodies. A feeling of comfort and grace. No shame. No hate or self loathing. Just pure […]