Category Archives: Thoughts | Notes | Invites

Mount Rainier

I never tire of sketching this big boy.

(3″ x 5″ ink + watercolor on paper)
Displayed artwork © 2021 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

#sketchbook #penandink #watercolor #mtrainier #bigbigmountain #discoverypark

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Signs of Spring

Flowers blooming. Birds showing off.

#sketchbook #watercolor #birds #flowers #chirp #springisintheair

(3″ x 5″ watercolor on paper)
Displayed artwork © 2021 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Imaginaria

Inspired by cracks in sidewalks and squiggles on paper.

(3″ x 5″ watercolor on paper)
Displayed artwork © 2021 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

#sketchbook #penandink #watercolor #imaginarycreatures #cymbalist #tightrope #tightropewalker

Elisabeth in Her Studio

Elizabeth Cummings is a prolific Australian abstract painter. She is also the sister of a friend of mine. In researching Elisabeth’s career I discovered through photos and interviews of her that the siblings bear an uncanny resemblance in appearance, speech, body language, and their responses to nature. Quite lovely to discover. This quick sketch — one of my favorite things to do — is not terribly flattering, so apologies to Elisabeth. I am glad to have her on my art radar.

(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor on paper)
Displayed artwork © 2021 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

#sketchbook #penandink #watercolor #portrait #woman #inherstudio #elisabethcummings #australianartist #ozartist #artistdownunder

Charred Dandelions

#sketchbook #abstract #mixedmedia #sumi #watercolor #acrylicpen #warmcolors

(3″ x 5″ mixed media on cold press)
Displayed artwork © 2021 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Spent Narcissi

I’ve neglected posting of late. But, daily art play has occupied me during the pandemic and I’ll share some of that silliness going forward. Online art classes, are the best by the way! This is one of my more sedate mini paintings. Happy spring, all!!

(3″ x 5″ pen & ink with watercolor and artgraf on paper)
Displayed artwork © 2021 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Dancing Peony

5.5” x 6” watercolor on coldpress

©️2020 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Fall

It’s been a year of alterations and changes to our usual rhythms. My routines have certainly fallen off the rails.

Days seem like weeks and months feel like days. What day is it even?

I continue to pluck away at art — it’s keeping me sane, actually — and hereby acknowledge fall’s arrival by sharing these two exercises from an online watercolor class I’m just finishing.

Analogous colors on cold press, 10”x14”
Complementary colors on cold press, 7”x10”

©️2020 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Lassen Peak

The beautiful mountain view from  Lake Almanor, CA.

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(5″ x 3″  graphite & watercolor pencil on moleskine® watercolor paper)
Displayed artwork © 2015 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Happy Valentines Day

Givin’ some lovin’.

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Kissy
Colorful card co-creators, Kay and Kim