Kirsten Bailey: Art


Posts Tagged ‘watercolor’

Inspire Me Thursday – Tree

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Could there be an Inspire Me Thursday subject more suited to my work than “Tree”?
I have always loved trees, ever since I was a child & spent most of my free time climbing the huge tree we had in our backyard. Trees feature heavily in my artwork.

I don’t really need an extra excuse to paint trees, and was planning to paint some trees this weekend anyway. I think I’ll be contributing more than one painting to this weeks theme!

My first painting:

What I wanted to do with this painting is to represent the fact that beauty does not mean looking like everyone else.  Being an individual and being yourself is more beautiful than becoming a carbon-copy of the ideals projected by the media.

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Inspire Me Thursday – Spain

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

This week’s prompt on Inspire Me Thursday is “Spain”.  Having never had the opportunity to visit Spain, this was a tricky one for me – I was forced to resort to Google.

I typed “Spain scenery” into Google, and this is the first image that I really loved:

Scenery Near Arro, Ainsa, Spain

Scenery Near Arro, Ainsa, Spain

This photograph was taken by Graham Pritchard.  You can see some of his other photographs here.

I used this photograph as inspiration to paint a watercolour of this beautiful scenery.

Scenery Near Arro

Scenery Near Arro

As you can see, the painting is not exactly the same as the photograph – I used the photo as a jumping-off point, and let the painting develop in whatever directions felt right to me.

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It’s that time again…

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Yep, the year is drawing to a close, the shops have put up the Christmas decorations, and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents!

This also means, it’s time for a new KL Bailey Art Calendar!

I’m really happy with this year’s calendar, and I hope you will be too.  If you would like to purchase one from Redbubble, please follow this link.

2010 KL Bailey Art Calendar

2010 KL Bailey Art Calendar

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Inspire Me Thursday – Soup

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

At first I wasn’t sure I was even going to contribute to this week’s Inspire Me Thursday.  I thought about making homemade soup and photographing it, but it’s the middle of summer here and I just don’t feel like eating soup.

Eventually I came up with this idea:

“Primordial Soup”

Primordial Soup - Watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

Primordial Soup - Watercolour on watercolour paper - 25cm x 35cm - $45 unframed

The original plan was to do a background and then paint over with black to make amoeba-looking shapes.  But I liked the background so much that I thought I would just keep it the way it is.  You can imagine the microscopic amoebas floating around in that water.

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Moons of Jupiter – New Series

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

I would like to share with you a new series I have been working on – “Moons of Jupiter”.

This is a set of 4 watercolour paintings based on the 4 Gallilean moons of Jupiter – Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Io:

"Moons of Jupiter - Io"

Europa:

"moons of Jupiter - Europa"

Ganymede:

"Moons of Jupiter - Ganymede"

"Moons of Jupiter - Ganymede"

Callisto:

"Moons of Jupiter - Callisto" watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

"Moons of Jupiter - Callisto"

These paintings have been framed, and are $100 each, or $300 for the whole set.

What the "Moons of Jupiter" watercolours look like framed

"Moons of Jupiter" series in frames

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Inspire Me Thursday: Albert Einstein

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

This week’s topic over at Inspire Me Thursday is Albert Einstein.

This topic fits in perfectly with my ‘Science in Art’ series of works.  I decided to paint a space-inspired watercolour, and give it a title based on a quote by Albert Einstein.  This is what I came up with:

Beautiful Mysterious:

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed” – Albert Einstein

I had so much fun with this topic that I had to do a few more paintings with the same theme:

Persistent Illusion:

“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion” – Albert Einstein

Imagination Encircling:

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” - Albert Einstein

If you would like to purchase one of these paintings, or see some of my other work, please check out my gallery.

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Gallery Open and Upcoming Exhibitions

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

My online gallery is officially open!  I am still in the process of uploading images of my work, so please check back regularly.

My next exhibition is called Spirit Matters:

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Welcome!

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Thank you for visiting. It’s been a while coming, but for my site is finally up and running. It’s not quite the finished product yet – there’ll be lots of little changes and updates to polish things off – but all the important stuff is here.

I’m also working on getting my gallery of work ready, and it should be available soon. In the meantime, please visit my deviantART site to view lots of examples of my work.

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