Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New work

"Thinking on the stairs" oil and charcoal on linen by Kerry Steele
Last week, the mood struck to do another figural piece. I chose linen and began in several pastel colors. It quickly began to resemble one of my blue and white pieces on linen with the pastel colors standing-in for the white.

I have a 48 x 48 canvas with an indentation on the top stretcher bar, nothing huge but I felt wrong to sell it so I painted something for myself. It is another painting that defies photography and won't show all of the subtleties in color.
Instagram filters seemed to be my only help.


 In reality it is somewhere between the two.

I also am trying to do a few smaller canvases.


I picked up two 5 x 7 canvases and decided to give it a whirl.
The one on the left sold very quickly so I think I need to do more.

12 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

I LOVE your abstracts!
I am also a mixed media/abstract painter!

Please check out my ART Blog at:
www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com
Thanks!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm in love with her!! And I love that you painted on linen - perfection.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

She is stunning!

Stacey said...

I love your figural piece! She would look great in a bedroom! Loving the other abstracts too!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Fabulous new pieces! I hope this autumnal weather provides lots of inspirations for new works. Perhaps a jewel tone series?
xo
Loi

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Kerry, your talent is inspiring. I love the mood of the figural painting. And you know I love the abstracts!

The Pink Pagoda said...

This figural painting is gorgeous, and I love the abstracts. Especially the bottom two. Wow. You go.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love the idea of small canvases. They look great on bookshelves. Your nude is so amazing.

Elizabeth Day said...

I love the colors in the small canvases and I wish we could actually see all the colors in the painting. Just love everything you do.

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

You are talented. I love your figure!! You should do more. As usual, the abstracts are beautiful.

Kristen Alcorta said...

The two small ones are great -- love the greens. And "Thinking on the Stairs" is beautiful. Just love that linen look. Any chance you can do linen on the smaller scale like the 5x7s?

Vel Criste said...

LOVE "thinking on the Stairs" the most!