Wednesday, January 11, 2012

getting out

I've been getting out and doing some painting from my car
no more excuses
maybe my word for the year is:

january 5th

january 6th

january 10th

january 11th
I'm getting into the swing of it
it's about an hour of my time in the morning
and I can feel my brain loosening up
... my eyes opening

it's a difficult time of year up here 
(translate: d e p r e s s i n g)
and if you're not looking for the beauty it's just gloomy and gray
but honestly,
it's amazing how much color there is lurking in the gray

" j u s t d o i t "

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*jean* said...

they are all beautiful but those last two really show that this is a great idea for you, they are gorgeous...justdoit! perfect...xo

Elizabeth said...

Loveit -- although it seems to me as if you have justdoneit always!

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh you are finding so much beauty and wow in the brush stokes of it a cross these pages.

I too am drawing almost every day.
Feels so good. Posting them on my blog too. ;-)

Keep it up! Has to be good/great for the soul.

amy of studio four corners said...

these are wonderful...and I know exactly what you mean about the weather around here...sun out today so it seems so bright...also know what you mean about your word...mine is begin - along the same vein - just start - don't overthink it!

S. Etole said...

very enjoyable paintings ...

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the "justdoit" motto and your paintings a sweet memories captured with a simple , clean brushstroke. I picked up a small watercolor journal to begin watercolor paintings to mark my calendar. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Thank you for your inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Justdoit, can i quote you, haha, gray is just a mixture of other more vibrant colors, if i think of it that way, i can get through this season, MJ

~*~Patty S said...

you are
a fantastic job of capturing the beauty all around you Kimmie

each watercolor is wonderful !!!

sukipoet said...

beautiful paintings. and many kudos for getting out there and just doing it. I like that motto.

Anonymous said...

I am really enjoying your justdoit sketches Kimmie, even those dull landscapes have surprising depth. Love the toothy paper you are painting on. xox Corrine

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love all your beautiful watercolors, Kimmie. These would make a great set of gift cards. It's been cloudy here just about the whole week, but the weekend has arrived. Woohoo! Best wishes, Tammy

Halle said...

Oh...I just LOVE January 6th. They are all beauties ,mind you, but that one really "trips my trigger". That's such a goofy expression!!!

Unknown said...

I am in absolute awe over your talent.
And how you are so very much a doer.
It inspires me .

All the best in 2012. All the hope and love and joy and peace that you need and more.

JoZart Designs said...

Beautiful in their subtlety!
JoZarty x

Steph said...

WHOA!!! Kimmie!!! well done well done!!!! these pieces are simply FANTASTIC!!!

Jill said...

Funny! and I love your work. So glad your doingit.

Nancy said...

Beautiful. :)
And I like 'justdoit'!

Dianne said...

love the watercolors!

Anonymous said...

So inspirational Kimmie, to focus on and extract color and warmth from the gray and cold!
Quite wonderful!!
Thank you!!!

*jean* said...

what IS that beautiful paper??