Saturday, February 7, 2009

Summer Remembered

"Summer Melody"
22x30 Oil On Linen Panel
I must be longing for warm summer afternoons. . . . :) It's February in Minnesota, ya know!
I think this painting helped!
I've painted this lily pad pond several times from life and turned most of them into larger studio paintings. There's something about this place that keeps me coming back to see what else it does. It's interesting how many painters become drawn to a certain place and paint it over and over again. It is never the same place or moment twice. The world is full of never ending fleeting effects! I find it gets more challenging each time and each time I find there is something else out there that I don't know and it draws me even more curious to find out. I've become very pulled to the spot in both memory and location. It's really pretty embedded in my mind. This is a memory painting. Meaning, I did not use any sort of reference to paint the piece. I was completely thinking of the THIS painting and simply using the memory of studied information to allow this painting to happen. So, here it is!
I JUST delivered this piece to the Tamarack Gallery In Stillwater MN to be displayed at the Stillwater Art Crawl on Friday Feb. 13. The art crawl is an event that the Galleries along Main St in Stillwater Open their doors to the public to walk about touring the galleries, meet some of the artists and enjoy a glass (or 2 or 3) of wine! All are welcome! Hope to see you there!


Ben Bauer said...

nice painting Kami, love the subtle reds! Great sense of putting one right there!


Jo Castillo said...

Ain't memories grand? This is a great painting, I'm drawn right in. I came over from Marc Hanson's blog and now have a new blog to follow. :)

Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Ben! I was out with Marc yesterday on the river painting but haven't photographed yet so thought I'd put up the new studio piece. I'll see you at the art crawl Friday. Good luck with your demo! -Kami

Kami Polzin said...

Hi Jo,
Yes! Memories ARE great, especially when it's below zero outside and your thinkin of warm summers. :) Our memory can serve us very well around here! Although it was pretty nice the past couple days, GREAT painting weather! Thanks for checking in! Happy Painting! -Kami

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful pond and beautiful painting!

Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Carol. Looks like you've been workin' hard to! Nice work.
Have a good day painting! -Kami