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Friday, February 22, 2013

☆ The Tiger Tamer [a new painting

A friend asked me recently how I come up with the ideas I for my paintings, and I had to say, that some times they just pop into my head.

This painting, was one of those ideas that just popped into my head, albeit it was at 3 o'clock in the morning while I was feeding the wee beastie, and I had to scribble down some stick figure in the dark, that was all jumbled and if any one looked at it the next day, they would see something that a two year old could draw better....

But the only thing that mattered was that when I looked at it in the morning, I remembered the inspiration behind the scribble.

And so The Tiger Tamer was born...

The Tiger Tamer
For Sale HERE

How sweet is she? (+ she is a total surprise for me!)

I hope you all have a great weekend. I have cleaning out kitchens + the garage (oh joy!) on the schedule, but I am sure I could be persauded to do something else... anything else.... I would love any suggestions for procrastination!

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40 comments :

  1. Oh she is sooo sweet!! I love it!! And the luscious color is a great bonus!! Creative ideas are fleeting if you don't capture them immediately. I have pulled the car over to write a poem years ago....not wanting to lose it!!
    She is beautiful! The perks of feeding babies in the middle of the night!! lol there has to be something to keep you sane!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. I have pulled over before too giggles! Thanks for stopping by x

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  2. Lovely ! great colors -grey seems to be on everyones palette this week - i might have to pull out the liquid graphite !

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    1. I love greys! I love the different shades + how they really compliment almost every other colour. x

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  3. Fabulous, love both the girl and the tiger, love everything about it! HPPF!

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  4. Wow..so beautiful..powerful...what a strong piece..expressive..and the bold sense of patterns.. and visual drama it brings to the piece is stunning! Love it!
    Victoria

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  5. this is darling!!! Love her knee siocks with the hearts and that cute little hat! Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Linda, I think I dress my characters in clothes that I would secretly like to wear! x

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  6. She is adorable - I love her hair! The tiger is pretty gorgeous too - looks more like he has the temperament of a kitten with those big sad eyes!

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    1. Thanks Nic - my hair is a bit like this in the morning! x

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  7. Adorable! Love her hat. I find surfing the internet usually works for procrastination. Not that I am doing that now...

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    1. LOL Melisa! My guilty pleasure (and procrastination) is pinterest! I spend far to much time there! x

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  8. Both are utterly adorable (I hate to use that word when I see everyone else has used it, but it's true!).

    This is just lovely!

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  9. they are both so well matched... a lovely work all round and if you get a bit of time would you mind popping over and giving my kitchen a clean out as well...xx

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    1. LOL! I didn't end up doing the kitchen, but my studio is sparkly clean now!! x

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  10. I love your tiger tamer and it is so much fun to see your artwork there on the desk with all the fun tools and paints surrounding it. Have a happy weekend! Don't work too hard! - xo janice

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    1. Janice - the procrastination won out! such a miserable weekend here, but my studio is nice and tidy now! Much more fun than the kitchen or garage! x

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  11. Sweet! Both of tehm. :) It´s cool to be able to see the painting in it´s environment for a sense of mood and size.

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    1. Thanks Paula - I have seen some other artists do this, and I loved being able to have a sense of dimension + environment. inches + centimetres don't really translate for me!

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  12. I love, love, love it!!!!!!!!! Get some rest for the weekend!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Efi - it was one of those weekends that encouraged rest - rainy + cool x

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  13. She is an absolute darling and I am quite in love with that amazed look in the tiger's eyes !! They compliment each other so well :)

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  14. This is so wonderful! I love that it came to you while not even doing art, but your mind is always creating. I love tigers anyway, and my first original oil painting was of a tiger and the Taj Mahal out in a desert, which came to me during sleep.
    Kristin, I have picked you as one of my five artists that I enjoy to give the "Liebster Award" to. I hope you will be able to accept this honor and pass it on. To read all about it go to my Sunday blog post.

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    1. Thank you so much Gloria for choosing me as one of your awardees! I will pop on over x

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  15. I am stunned by the loveliness of the painting....ITS O.S.U.Mly cute!!! Love the eyes of the girl and the tiger...amazing colors and lines.Great title too :) You could weave a story around it.
    HPPF Kristin :)
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Deepa - That is a great idea! I will have to mull over it! x

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  16. Fantastic. Blessings, Janet PPF

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