There is one artist who is really inspiring me lately; Kim Kincaid. I just recently discovered Kim and her portraits are simply stunning. She does an amazing job at conveying emotion with her work, one painting in particular of hers caught my eye, I've been thinking about it all week. It's called Alma's Awakening. I love the expression she's captured here, and the simplicity of the composition. I also really love the story behind this painting, which is a spiritual one. It really resonates with me. You want to go see this painting, trust me :)
Earlier this week, when I was looking for something to paint I found this picture that I had kind of forgotten about.
It's my son when he was about a month old. I didn't have much time to paint then since I was running on about 3 hours of sleep a day and had two other kids who needed my attention, so I took lots and lots of pictures of my new baby with the hope of painting some of them one day. I really, really love the light in this one, and that sweet gesture he has with his hand that tells me he's a newborn :)
And check out this cool photo I took at my mom's a few weeks ago.
Don't you just love that little curly part on the stem? And the light shining through the leaves? It looks kind of magical doesn't it? Just think of the possibilities here. Wouldn't it be cool to do some type of fantasy art with this? I think so.
And last of all, here is my favorite color combination right now. It is gorgeous! But then, you know what a sucker I am for anything pink. :) Even though the colors are so saturated here, you could use this primary triad for a portrait. Think of all the lovely soft pinks, and yellows you could have. The colors are opera rose, new gamboge and cobalt blue.
That's what's inspiring me this week. How about you guys?