My name is Kim Carlton. I am a Christian and a wife and a mother. I am a writer and a painter.
My blog is dedicated to sharing the paintings and writings about art that spring forth from a life dedicated to God, that is, my life.
Isaiah 60:1 Arise! Shine! For your light arrives! The splendor of the LORD shines on you!
Ephesians 5:14 For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Psalm 97:11 LIGHT is sown for the righteous, and JOY for the upright in heart.
John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.~~~~~~ Paint the Light; PAINT YOUR JOY.
This tiny wooden elephant sits on our kitchen windowsill, guarding the tea canister. When we were first married, my husband went on a round-the-world cruise on the USS Carl Vinson and brought home treasures from everywhere. I'll be painting tiny portraits of some of them in the months ahead, as they are perfect subjects for daily paintings.
Before I fly off to other projects, I need to post a further working of the Stolen Beauty. Still a sketch but a little less sketchy. I do like to come back to unfinished paintings, with fresh eyes and ideas. I'm trying not to do that with sketches so much, though, as it defeats the purpose.
This angel sketch is a demo, teaching how to quickly and accurately sketch out and block in a design, and also a lesson in light and shadow.
As always, as soon as I see the blog post, I want to make corrections to the painting, but it serves the original purpose adequately enough.
I called it Stolen Beauty because the demo was done from a calendar, so it's from someone else's photograph and therefore copyrighted. I can't use it for anything except a demonstration, but that's all I wanted it for so it's a crime without a victim.
I have been employed, since my return, with expanding my studio space and, while I'm thrilled with that job, I am missing the blogosphere and my peeps. I keep thinking that things will slow down but I'm beginning to think that that will require applying the brakes.