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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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Cascading – Original turquoise and yellow watercolour tree painting

Cascading - painting of turquoise and yellow trees in a whimsical style
Cascading – a garden of yellow and turquoise trees in watercolour by Kirsten Bailey

 

I really had fun creating this piece!  I let the water and paint flow down the page, creating a background that grew organically, and then added my details later.  

The original painting was sold via my Etsy store – You can purchase prints and products of this work via Redbubble.

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Forest Flags

Bright green and pink trees watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey
“Forest Flags” – green and pink watercolour painting of trees by Kirsten Bailey

 

I really struggle with coming up with names for my art pieces, which I’ve talked about before.

For this whimsical painting of brightly coloured trees, the title ‘Forest Flags’ was inspired by the following quotation:

“The forests are the flags of nature.   They appeal to all and awaken inspiring universal feelings.  Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten.  It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united peaceful world.”
–   Enos A. Mills  

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Riotous – Rainbow trees watercolour painting

Bright rainbow coloured trees watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey
Riotous – Rainbow watercolour trees by Kirsten Bailey

I love painting with lots of colour, and this painting is definitely no exception!  Painted on 8″ x 10″ high-quality watercolour paper, this original painting is available for purchase in my Etsy store.

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Getting My Groove Back

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve done more painting than I probably did during the whole of last year.

There were lots of reasons for it including work (my day job is teaching) as well as some difficult things I was going through. I just wasn’t in the mood to paint, and when I did give it a go I wasn’t happy with the results.

For one reason or another, I seem to have gotten my ‘groove’ back, and have lots of new ideas for paintings running around in my head.  I’ve decided to finish off any unfinished work before I get to the new stuff.

You might remember a while back that I started a commission for some friends of mine.  The challenge was to create a large acrylic on canvas version of my painting Colours of Nature.  Well, I finally finished it!  All those little swirls took quite a while but I’m very happy with the result.  I can’t wait to see it hanging up!

Rainbow Trees - Acrylic on Canvas painting by Kirsten Bailey

After finishing this painting I felt such a sense of accomplishment, I wanted to do more!

First I painted this one, which I’m calling “Rainbow on a Cloudy Day”.  It’s a LOT smaller than the one above – it’s only 4″ x 6″.  It can stand up on its own so can be put on a shelf instead of hung on the wall.

Rainbow on a Cloudy Day - Original acrylic on canvas painting by Kirsten Bailey

After completing this one I really wanted to have a go at some other new ideas in my head (and play with some new paints) but I thought I should finish off some unfinished work.  So…

Evening Bloom - mixed media on canvas painting by Kirsten Bailey

I finished this one, which has been sitting and waiting patiently for more than a year for some attention.  Well, it’s nearly finished anyway – all I have to do is spray on a coat of sealant and it’s done.  I have done many watercolour paintings in this style, but it was a challenge to create the same effect with a canvas!  I’m eager to try to do more like this.

Finally, I also finished this painting:

Golden Autumn - Watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

There was really no excuse for not getting this painting finished earlier, as all that was left to do was the tree trunks and branches – all of the detail work in the swirls was already finished.  I’m very happy with how it turned out in the end!

Hopefully I will be able to keep you up-to-date with lots of new work in the future!