Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oasis palm

Oasis Palm, 18 x 24, pastel and pigment dispersion on recycled Wallis

10 comments:

William Cook said...

Kvan--That is one gutsy painting . I could look at it for hours. I am inspired. It's so engaging. There's so much to look at here --it's like a visual feast. I wish I could see it bigger.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you, William! I always appreciate your thoughtful responses. While I was in the desert, I spent some time hiking in the Coachella Reserve and really studied the un-groomed palms. Truly a feast of texture and shape. They made a dry, percussive sound as the wind and sand blew all around.

If you drop me an email (at the address below) I can see about sending you a bigger image.

Casey Klahn said...

Very great still life of a palm. I love the crop of this area, and the way you have detailed it, yet the bold simplicity stays there.

Marvelous, Kvan!!

SamArtDog said...

Really nice light here, made by your wonderful color choices. Hard to believe it's pastel. You make an inherently dry medium look like watercolor. Beautiful!

Plum Gallery News said...

Very nice, Katherine. Love the compostion and the colors.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Casey! Your comments mean a lot!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam: I think that the recycling helps give that water media look. Under this one was a painting of the Grand Canyon, washed off, and painted over. I love this kind of reclamation.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you, Plum Gallery, for looking and commenting! I appreciate your feedback and thank you.

Kitty Wallis said...

I completely agree with Willian Cook. Gutsy is the word. This painting promises big reward for giving it time. It is engrossing.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you, Kitty! What a generous thing to say.