Thursday, February 3, 2011


18 x 24
pastel on recycled Wallis paper

"... these are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember, that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang."
Herman Melville


Casey Klahn said...

Wonderful! The pacific is big! Your pastel work shows this.

Casey Klahn said...

I see some Kitty Wallis in your work, and I hope you take that as a great compliment, which is what I intend.

Celeste Bergin said...

I like how the clouds are echoed in the water area..and the colors are dream-y

Kitty Wallis said...

This has HUGE depth. Very well done.

Casey, thanks for the compliment, both to my influence and to me. I'm proud to be seen in Katherine's work. She is developing into a Fine artist.

Anonymous said...

beautiful painting and quote.

Jan Yates, SCA said...

wow Katherine--beautiful depth, pallet and movement-I like the written as well--am curious~is this recent?

SamArtDog said...

Your painting and the Melville quote are both as pacific and deep as that ocean. They make this a beautiful post.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Casey. I do consider your comment a compliment. Thank you.

Celeste: thanks!

Thank you, Kitty!

Joni: I'm always on the lookout for a good quote. Loved this one by Melville!

Jan: thanks, just painted this yesterday.

Thank you, Sam!