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Thursday, July 12, 2012

PPF - Pears, the City and a Church

First things first
Here is  my finished painting of the bowl of pears
I painted this from a still life 
I love my pretty blue ceramic bowl
don't tell anyone but it has a crack in the back
but I just cannot throw it away yet

oil on canvas - 8 by10

here is the finished Cincinnati painting 
I had to touch it up because somehow 
it got black smudges on it 
 I could not get them to clean off
but I like the sky now better 
... so it all worked out

hard to get a good photo of this one for some reason

 Update on my painting of the 
Loveland Presbyterian Church

 I am so happy to tell you
that Pastor Stephen Melton really liked it
so much so that he asked to purchase it !
I am so happy it has a happy home to hang in
 and to be appreciated

words in the painting do you see the words Discipleship, Loving, Praying, Caring, Welcome

I was invited to a service last Sunday 
as all the loveland artists were
 and we all could display our paintings of the  Church.

Pastor Steve talked  about forgiveness
It spoke straight to my heart
It is a hard and an emotional subject for me
but  he lifted my spirit a great deal.

happy weekend my friends


Gloria said...

Love that still life. Texture and color are very inviting. Thanks. Good weekend to you. Happy PPF!

NanaDiana said...

KAT- How wonderful that the Pastor bought your painting. How wonderful is that. I really love your pears i the blue bowl painting. It is a great rendition. I can see a difference in your paintings...even though it is the same style it is more "refined" (I'm not sure if that is the right word or not). Nice job.

I have had to deal with some very hard issues concerning forgiveness in the last few years...VERY hard. I hope you find some peace in your heart. xo Diana

Ayala Art said...

The painting with the pears is terrific! Don't toss your blue bowl! I learned that in Japan they patch the cracks of pottery with gold, to show their experience. Maybe you can patch it with some resin or clay? and paint it in gold leaf? Assuming it is not to be washed or for food, that is.
happy PPF

Helen Campbell said...

Your paintings are fabulous! I especially love the blue bowl... I have one with a crack too, but it's too sentimental to let it go.
Congrats on selling the church painting.

Lynn said...

So much beauty here!
Huge congrats on your sale of that amazing church painting!!! What a compliment that was! Bravo!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Great post and congrats of having your painting appreciated... it was so wonderful...xx

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

they are all beautiful with color and texture...my super favorite is the Cinninnati skyline! amazing.
cheers, dana

Anonymous said...

your paintings are just amazing, I love your style, I'm so glad that the pastor bought your painting, I know its not the sale that is important but when you are trying to sell, it means so much, I know it does, we are all looking for acceptance of our work from others and words sometimes aren't quite enough, I'm really happy for you,

Ginny said...

All three paintings were beautiful. I love the colors you used. I especially liked the painting of Cincinnati.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully done paintings ~ particularly like the Cincinatti one ~ all are lovely ~~ thanks ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Theresa said...

They're all wonderful! Love the vibrancy and energy!

Joann Wheeler said...

Wonderful paintings. Love your colors & movement. I especially like the still life....Happy PPF

wednesday said...

That still life is beautiful, and I love the skyline. It's so energetic and vibrant.

TexWisGirl said...

congratulations on the church painting! awesome! but i love your cityscapes. you have a real gift with them.

Jen said...

Don't ever throw away the beautiful blue bowl. I love that painting. Congratulations on the sale. You and your art really seem to be thriving!

Debbie said...

All of your paintings turned out so well. I especially love the pears -- such beautiful shapes and colors.

Alicia C said...

love the Cinci piece! I also wanted to paint it when I was there visiting my brother but didn't have the time! it is very picturesqun & you've done it well

Denise Mulligan said...

Wow KAT! What beautiful paintings you have been making. I especially love the Cincinnati piece.

Don't throw out the beautiful bowl. I have a gorgeous blue plate that cracked and I use it for display only. Still love it's color.

Enjoy the weekend!

Molly said...

i can't decide which painting i like most. the movement and energy captured in the cincinnati piece is gorgeous. i love the bright cobalt blue (i wouldn't through the bowl away either! :-) against the green/yellow of the pears. and congrats on selling your church painting to the pastor-- not surprising at all that he would want such a lovely representation of his community.

Carol said...

Love the pears in the blue bowl. i have several cracked pieces that I refuse to toss too. I just have to be selective on how I use them :0)

JKW said...

I am so happy your church painting is hanging where it is suppose to be. Still life is difficult for me. Good job with that one. The Cincinnati painting is awesome, absolutely brilliant. I love it. Blessings, Janet PPF

La Abela said...

Guauuuuu!!! what works real good, I especially like the landscape of the bridge is excellent, the source of fruit is also impressive. Saludos

Mary C. Nasser said...

All of these paintings are so gorgeous, Kat!
I do love your blue ceramic bowl of pairs and that limited palette of yellows and blues!!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Anonymous said...

I love all of the paintings, I think the church is my favorite. There is so much movement and texture!

(Note, I have a free art print giveaway this week and I'd love it if you'd join!) xo Kate

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Cincinnati painting is my favorite of all you've ever done! It is just amazing, Kat! You should do more cityscapes!

pat said...

So good when someone loves our painting as much as we do!!
I love the Cinn. picture too; love the loose look.

Lesley said...

Is the bowl of pears for sale?? If so, how much?

Whimcees said...


Beautiful paintings! Your artwork is wonderful - you are a very talented artist! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane