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Night Fire

You can purchase this original painting in my Etsy store, or purchase prints and products featuring this work in my Redbubble store. 

Night fire - Five orange and red swirly trees on a starry night sky background - Original art by Kirsten Bailey
Night fire – Original art by Kirsten Bailey

 

Products from Redbubble featuring Night Fire painting by Kirsten Bailey
Products available from Redbubble

 

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A Vibrant Garden

This piece was a bit of experiment.  I’ve played before with intuitive art, and I really enjoy it – it is so relaxing.  I love just putting the paint on the paper and seeing where it takes me.  The biggest problem I have with this art style is knowing when to stop!  I tend to get carried away adding more and more details.

Vibrant garden - bright intuitive watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey
Vibrant garden – bright intuitive watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

To be honest I wasn’t sure what I thought of this piece when I first finished it, but it is growing on me (ha!).

I uploaded this to My Redbubble store and I love the way it looks on some of the products they offer, especially the home décor items.  I’m tempted to get myself an apron!

Redbubble products with vibrant garden pattern Backpack in Vibrant garden pattern from Redbubble Coasters in Vibrant Garden pattern from Redbubble Duffle bag in Vibrant Garden pattern from Redbubble Floor cushion in Vibrant Garden pattern from Redbubble Sleeveless top in Vibrant Garden pattern from Redbubble

 

You can purchase the original painting from my Etsy store, and get prints and other products like the ones below from Redbubble.

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Rainbow on a purple sky

7 trees in rainbow colours on a purple starry sky background
Rainbow on a purple sky – Original watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

 

I love my swirly rainbow trees!  In this version, I used a purple and magenta starry night sky as a background for the vibrant rainbow coloured trees.

You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy store, or purchase prints and products such as apparel, stationery and home decor from my Redbubble store.

Cushion and tote bag featuring "Rainbow on a purple sky"
Products available from my Redbubble store.

Floor pillow printed with "rainbow on a purple sky"

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Illustration Friday – Love

This week’s topic over at Illustration Friday is ‘love’.  I haven’t participated in one of these prompts in a really long time – I think the last one was back in January 2011 (and ironically, that post is all about how my new year’s resolution was to participate in prompts more often.  Whoops.)  I decided to participate this week because the topic is one that really suits my painting style.

One of my favourite things to do is represent people as trees, showing the relationships between the people using colour, size, spacing and other elements.

Night Romance - original watercolour painting of two heart trees by KL Bailey Art
“Night Romance”

In one of my most recent paintings, I used two trees to represent the love of a couple.  I represented the theme of ‘love’ in a variety of ways.  Firstly, the trees themselves are shaped like hearts.  You will also notice many hearts in the swirls of the leaves if you look closely.  I painted the trees very close together, overlapping.  I also deliberately allowed the paint to run and mix at the point where the trees touched – I wanted to convey the way that in a close relationship, people become part of one another.  I used the a mix of the red and blue in the colours of the sky to also show this connection.  

You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy Store or my Facebook page.  Prints and art products available at RedBubble and Society6.

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Don’t Forget to be Awesome

So I haven’t posted here in a while, for a lot of reasons – I haven’t had much time for creating since I had my kids, and I’ve had even less time for the more tedious aspect to having an art business: promotion.  I’ve completed a few paintings since I last posted, but just didn’t get around to putting them up here.  I’m also hoping for a long-overdue overhaul of this website, but I’ve decided not to wait until that’s done before I start getting organised again.

My latest painting is called DFTBA, and I think it’s very fitting that this is the beginning of my creative revival.  I hope you like it!

Don't forget to be awesome - space painting by KL Bailey Art
Don’t forget to be awesome