Friday, September 20, 2013

Facebook Page... come visit!

I'm finding less time to actually blog here, and for now I'm moving most of my art posts to my art Facebook page. Please join me there! Kathleen Pequignot Fine Art.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gallery On The Edge

I am pleased to announce that my mixed media art and abstract acrylic paintings will be available at Gallery on the Edge in College Park, Florida. The gallery is a unique combination of all styles of wonderful art and is adjacent to Atomic Junkies, a furniture specialty store featuring mid-century pieces.

I will continue to sell my oil paintings exclusively on the Daily Paintworks site and through my personal Etsy shop, but the abstracts and mixed media paintings have the perfect home now! I'm so glad to be able to work in different styles. It really helps to free the imagination. Namaste!

Gelatin monoprinting

Sometimes I just need to play around with different expressions of art and technique. It keeps the imagination flexible and gives me a chance to experiment with color, shape, and line.

I decided to make my own gelatin printmaking plate in order to explore some layered mixed media graphics, and for a kid that enjoyed the spin-o-matic art machine and graphic doodlers like Spirograph and Etch-a-sketch, this monoprinting experiment provided hours of "child-like" fun. Ah, the delight of magical imprints... the revealing of the surprise. Yeah, it's good to be a kid.

Here are some results...

If you would like to view more of this type of art, please visit my monoprinting photo album on my Artist Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

china and art journaling

So my daughter flew to China on Thursday. Life gets interesting when your girl is on a plane for that long, flying abroad for the first time ever. I'm a mother. That should explain how long that flight felt to me. She will be in Beijing participating in a Harvard University language immersion program for around eight weeks. Apparently she was ready for something more than Epcot. ;)

Although it feels like just another summer project with her being missing from the love seat and the table set for only two, the challenge this summer is finding time to skype, especially considering the 12 hour time difference. At least my squirrely sleeping habits benefit me in this regard. I am often awake at 3:00 am, so there ya go! There is a divine plan.

Since she's been home, I've had little desire to pull out the art supplies. Most days we just enjoyed hanging out--it's funny how the day can turn into nothing productive, yet be so fulfilling when you get to spend it with people you love. So, now that I am basically planning my life according to the little green skype light, I am finding time for some art journaling during the day while she is sleeping on the other side of the globe.

I even read an entire work of fiction yesterday. It is so rare that I find books worth that much of my attention. I prefer non-fiction, but I was happy to escape yesterday into Blue Asylum.

Now for more mind dumping into the art journal...

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Daily oil painting. Solo Lily. 6x6 inches.

Today's oil painting warm up. A water lily on a 6x6 inch canvas panel. I picked up some small format square panels at Sam Flax this weekend--seems like the square is a popular shape these days.

"Solo Lily" was painted in oils while listening to Diana Krall and Frank Sinatra. ;)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Juno Beach, Florida. Small format oil painting.

Juno Beach, Fl. Oil painting., originally uploaded by studio318.

The cold morning temperatures here in Florida these past few days inspired me to paint a small beach scene from a photo I took while visiting Juno Beach, Florida.

I'm waiting for the sunshine to warm us up once again.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Daily oil painting. Kiwi and Grapes.

One lonely kiwi fruit innocently sitting on the window sill became the victim of creativity today. Paired with some luscious red grapes, a still life was birthed in the home studio.

Oil painting on 8x8 inch stretched canvas.

Then, I ate them. ;)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Orange tulips for Wetcanvas Floral Plant Parade Invitation

One of the best parts of belonging to the wetcanvas website are the opportunities to work from photographs that are presented as part of a group challenge or invitation. Other artists use similar photographs to interpret their artistic version and present their finished work at the end of the decided time period. The March floral challenge was one based on several orange/yellow subjects, and I chose to use the orange tulips as my inspiration. This is a 5x7 inch oil painting on a canvas board loosely based on the photograph provided. It was exactly what I needed to jump start my creativity after a long, fun spring break with my daughter.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Fruit still life. Oil painting.

Since it was raining a few days this week, so I spent some time setting up still life subjects in my home studio. This is my most recent small works oil painting painted from life--fresh fruit that I had in the house.

It took a few hours to complete, then I ate the strawberries. :)