Saturday, April 21, 2018

Exploration - River Lilies and Sea Turtles

16"x20"
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Magic, and sea creatures taking the world back and learning to fly.

Nighttime Tea

5"x7"
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Mostly working on paintings for a wonderful gallery I'm in in Durham, but definitely wanted to do a little nighttime sort of daily painting.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

In Profile

5"x7"
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Another tiger, because they are enormous and magnificent creatures. With weird stripes and very thick whiskers. Also if they have access to a walkway over the humans they will totally use it to scare the living daylights out of the humans, like any self respecting kitty cat.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Jellyfish

5"x7"
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This odd little daily painting is the exact same size as my usual one.... just a very different approach to scale in the composition!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Oceangoer

5"x7"
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I'm working on a larger painting that needed sea turtles, so I painted this one to think through how the others will work! I love how powerful they are.

Spoonbills

5"x7"
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It's all about the birds and the sea creatures lately, isn't it? And birds that are sea or water creatures too.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Puffer

8"x8"
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First time I've put metal leaf into one of these compositions- so much fun!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sargent Study

Augh, he was amazing. And I learned sooooo much doing this.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Coral Honeysuckle

9"x12"
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I reworked this little hummingbird painting, adding a sprig of my new favorite hummingbird plant- coral honeysuckle- and rather a lot of bright springtime sunshine.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tiger Eye

5"x7"
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Tiger close up! It is amazing how enormous these animals are. And this was the look on the Mama tiger's face right before a dramatic run and pounce incident!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

sketchbook pages




A couple of them are up in my etsy shop, yes- https://www.etsy.com/shop/kelliemarianhill

Monday, April 2, 2018

Finding Love

9"x12"
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Question for the day- how on EARTH have I never painted a happy couple in robot anglerfish form? This is amusing me tremendously. And I am totally putting it up on redbubble in addition to etsy because people need to have the option to use this for anniversary and valentines cards, right?

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Robot Goldfish and Scuba Chickens

OH MY GOODNESS CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE THINGS. Fabric available through K's Closet in Hillsborough.
Also this is the last fabric post! I'll be back in town soon, promise!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Robot Fishies

More fabric epicness, this time my robot fishies. Again, available through K's Closet in Hillsborough

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Poppies

Splashy watercolor-y poppies fabric. Again, available through K's Closet in Hillsborough.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Nature Sketches Fabric

So..... I'm actually out of town getting artistic inspiration and whatnot, so I'm posting these ahead of time, and you're going to get a run of some fabric patterns I designed. I LOVE this one. It's all flora and fauna native to North Carolina and surrounding areas, and scans of sketches I did and just all-around awesome. The fabric is available through K's Closet in Hillsborough.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mother and Child

A portrait I'm rather in love with- I wanted to try something brushy and atmospheric, inspired by the Sorolla paintings I've been studying, and this is what came.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Stripper Chicken II

9"x12"
commission

You have to love it when commissions are this much fun!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Stripper Chicken I

9"x12"
commission

I do love a commission that makes me really have to think about how on EARTH to paint something, while also making me laugh!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Salamander Eggs


This is going to take some experimentation and learning, but oh I do have to figure out how to paint them! So special.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Skink

5"x7"
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A little skink basking in the sun. Scales are so paintable!

Fuzzy

5"x7"
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Something fuzzy. Went a bit impressionistic, experimenting with this little dear.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Streetlight

9"x12"
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A quiet street, a glowing streetlight. Why do we insist on those things? Still, they make for interesting shadows.