The Art of Life
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Thursday, July 3, 2008

New Artwork

Click to see larger. Copyright 2008 & Beyond~Kasie Sallee

~~I can't think of a better way to start the Holiday weekend than by finishing up a piece of artwork. Yay!
I'm about to pull my hair out trying to get an accurate photo of this. I have no idea why it's so difficult. And it's too big to fit my scanner. So, this is the best I could get for now. I also always worry that the color on my monitor could be off and you all might be seeing this completely differently.
~~Please trust me when I say that it looks better in real life. The chair is more of a pinkish-peach. There are colors in the skin and clothing that aren't showing through. And the entire thing looks softer, with the shadows not so harsh.
(Lol, big promises, huh?)

~~I haven't decided on a name for this yet. It was based off a photograph that my talented Sis-in-Law took of Savannah and my cutie-pie nephew. It's 12"x16" and was done on a watercolor canvas sheet. That was a bit of a challenge because the canvas wanted to buckle. My mentor always says to never paint a face smaller than the size of an egg. So what did I do, lol? I painted two faces about the size of quarters. That was very, very tricky and challenging.
~~I wanted to try and see if I could do a piece with the feel of a vintage illustration while still retaining my own personal style. And over all I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
~~So I hope that all my American friends have a wonderful 4th of July and that my friends around the world have a wonderful weekend as well!
I'm off to get ready to grill!
ETA: I was playing with some of Shabby Miss Jen's fun stuff. I thought this was cute.

17 comments:

Jen @ Visions & Verses said...

Fabulous as always, Kasie! Hmmm...how about 'Kissin' Cousins'? ;0)

Alison said...

Just Amazing! What a surprise, though I did notice the painting on your new easel photo, I thought perhaps it was just something you had sitting on it that belonged to someone else. You have been busy! Great job!

hbedrosian said...

Beautifully done, Kasie! This piece kind of reminds me of Norman Rockwell's work.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

ooooh i looove this Kasie you have done such a good job. :)

is it still acrylic ? it almost looks like watercolour

Kriscinda said...

Love what you did with this!!!
Beautiful job!
Now do I get a print :)

Jo Castillo said...

Kasie, this is just precious. They are cuties and you did a super job.

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Beautiful work Kasie!!! They're so cute!

PattiM said...

OMG! That is adorable..... How does she get the kids to do that??

Your work is beautiful.... How I would love to have your talent and some walls to hang them on.... Super cute the way you place the picture on the layered paper...I think I have that......the blue ribbon is a nice touch of color.....old fashion looking..... Thank you so much for sharing your art with us...

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Thank you everyone!
This one was really fun.

Belinda: It is acrylic even though it has a watercolor look to it. The watercolor canvas is the trick. What's neat to me is that it also looks a lot like colored pencil. I'm really loving this combination and process.

Patti: Thank you for stopping by!
Savannah and her cousin are so close in age and so sweet with each other. I think it's because they're still so young. They were happy to do anything she asked for the picture. When they get older it gets so much harder, lol.

Valaine said...

Awesome work!! You enlighten me with your beautiful gift :)

Angela said...

Such cuties! I think it's amazing that she was able to capture the moment and you were able to transfer that moment to canvas! You both did great!!
~Ang

Ivy Plum said...

Quite lovely. I did think it was colored pencil, and I'm an acrylic artist. Amazing!

Dawn said...

Absolutely adorable Kasie!!

Deborah Ross said...

Beautiful, like all your work. Please give your husband a hug for me and tell him that he is a good role model for the girls. And I know, it's not the easel, it's the thought.

Morgan said...

Soo cute!

E and T said...

Hi Kasie

What an absolutely beautiful piece of artwork. I love it.

I know that I 've told you before, but I just have to say it again, you are so very talented and what a privilege it is to be able to see your work and get such joy from it. Thank you for sharing your gift.

Love and hugs
Elise.

vol25 said...

The colors in this are amazing! :) You do VERY good work!