Feel free to rise

We are so held up by our fears, concerns and personal challenges that sometimes we forget to fly. Sometimes we can fly, but we need some space for take off. Sometimes we can fly, but the water of our life is holding us back. Maybe we've gotten in too deep. Life is that water that feeds us, and yet also drags us back sometimes. If we gaze upward and don't lose sight of what we can be, then we will ascend. Ascension 8x10 oil on canvas

Painting at the pond

The most difficult part of painting outside on a beautiful autumn morning is keeping to the flow of traffic on the way home.  Haha!  You can see the spiral of the notebook. I'm enjoying the anticipation of rising on Monday mornings! watercolor on 100% cotton paper Interested parties may contact me here:Kittie@KDeemer.com

A good day to paint!

Today I painted outside with a fellow artist, Anne Elizabeth Howard. It was a gorgeous day (except for the ant bites that Anne got on her feet and ankles). A slight overcast soon gave way to sparkling sunshine and cool breezes. The geese are starting to move, and the occasional honking brought on a sense of nostalgia for me from my younger years living in Utah. "Winter is coming! Winter is coming!", they seem to say as they fly overhead Here are a couple images of Anne and her started field painting.  

Photography and Art

There's a reason I don't make a habit of using my smart phone to photograph my artwork. The main reason is that the smart phone may be able to recognize my voice, interface with social media and call my friends as well as let me "find" it via GPS; BUT it's not the right tool when I want you to have an accurate look at my work. This is a portrait I'm working on. Pretend you're the parents of this beautiful child. Would you rather have the smart phone version or the "good camera" version? Hint: the good camera version is the one that reproduces the painting as it looks on the easel. The iPhone version is rather contrasty, and the result is a blotchy looking painting.  If I were my client, I'd be wondering why I'm paying a painter for this and hoping it looks better in person than it does on my screen.  This is photographed with the good camera.  The colors and contrast are more accurate and the overall look is one of fine art.  This is what I would like my clients to see.  I have a 5 second process of measuring the quantity of the light falling on the painting, then measuring the quality of the light falling on the painting.  The end result is to allow the tiny computer in the camera match reality to the best of it's ability.