20 Years Ago

Look what I found!

 

 

I was moving art papers around recently and discovered this collage sandwiched in the stack, created exactly 20 years ago. I had recently quit my full-time job and was taking time to decide my next step. Lot’s of uncertainty felt with a healthy dose of confusion…

I haven’t found all my answers since 1997, but I’ve survived another chunk of my life and had a lot of fun and love along the way. I just wish I could slow down the clock a little for the next twenty!  Tic-Toc.

self-portrait_1997_wp
(24″ x 36″ mixed media collage on Crescent art board)

Pendulum

A little mini-abstract. Playing with watercolor.

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(2.5 x 3″ watercolor)
Displayed artwork © 2017 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

Incoming

Thanks to Bill Maher, I’ll never look at an orangutan the same way again. But, this face has a genuine smile AND his orange hair is real.

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(5 x 3″ pen and watercolor)
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Me

Just getting in my daily sketch! And testing out a mobile-device-uploaded post for the first time.(3″ x 5″ sketch with watercolor)

L.A.P. Dog

It’s not what you think, although if he jumped into my lap I’d allow him a short stay. It’s that I hate wasting paint, even a little bit. He is a Leftover Acrylic Paint dog.

The orange, blue, and red colors on his face are leftover acrylic paint smeared on a page, then folded — forming his somewhat symmetrical blotches. I looked at it from time to time just enjoying the blobs. Then I spotted him and drew him out.

This ‘Rorschach’ian method may say something about my personality type and emotional functioning. Do you think I have a thought disorder?

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(5 x 5″ mixed media in sketchbook)
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Kaua’i Warmth

It’s really cold today in Seattle and I feel the need to share a warmth-filled sketch with you all — drawn three weeks ago during a quick trip to the Garden Island. This was one of the sunny days. And it was a warm one. Ahhhhhhh…

Makawehi Lithified Cliffs, Poipu — south coast of Kaua’i (click  to enlarge)


(3 x 5″ watercolor)
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Flocked

Birds of a feather… or not!

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(~12″ x 16″ mixed media on hot press watercolor paper)
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