Sunday, December 30, 2007

Summer In Peter's Canyon



”SUMMER IN PETER’S CANYON” by Kim VanDerHoek.

8 X 10 inch Oil Painting on canvas board.
$65 (Shipping $11 within the U.S., $20 for Canada or $28 for everywhere else)

The eucalyptus tree that overhangs this path is majestic! I’ve painted it over and over and each time it’s beauty provides fresh inspiration. Not to mention a particularly lovely patch of shade that is perfect for painting under in the heat of the summer. It is a perfect muse.

Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your comments!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Red Sweater



”THE RED SWEATER” by Kim VanDerHoek.

With all the holiday activities, I’ve had limited time to paint. Today I thought I’d practice painting more figures. This time it’s four children together. The red sweater on the center girl seemed to fit in with the colors of the season.

Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your comments!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Cry Me A River



”CRY ME A RIVER” by Kim VanDerHoek.

5 X 7 inch Oil Painting on canvas board.
$55 (Shipping $11 within the U.S., $20 for Canada or $28 for everywhere else)

A quiet little creek in Irvine captured my attention and I decided to do a couple of paintings here. A man who was passing by stopped to ask what building I was trying to paint. He mistook my rocks for houses. Hummm…..I must need more practice!

Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your comments!

To purchase this painting and see more of my work log onto www.vanderhoekart.etsy.com

Monday, December 17, 2007

Around the Bend



”AROUND THE BEND” by Kim VanDerHoek.

8 X 10 inch Oil Painting on canvas board.
$65 (Shipping $11 within the U.S., $20 for Canada or $28 for everywhere else)

Cityscapes and urban views are subjects that have always interested me. Whenever I have the opportunity to paint one I take it. This was painted near Hart Park in downtown Orange. There is a mysterious quality to it that I like.

Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your comments!

To purchase this painting and see more of my work log onto www.vanderhoekart.etsy.com

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cliff Reflections



”CLIFF REFLECTIONS” by Kim VanDerHoek.

8 X 10 inch Oil Painting on canvas board.
S O L D

This was painted entirely on location (en Plein Air) Summer 2007 on archival quality artist’s canvas board using Windsor & Newton oil paints. Painted at the Back Bay in Newport Beach, California.

Ducks, lizards and cranes all live in this beautiful area. It is difficult to choose a subject here because there is beauty at every turn.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Natural Arch



”NATRUAL ARCH” by Kim VanDerHoek.

8 X 10 inch Oil Painting on canvas board.
A $13.00 print of this painting is available in my Etsy shop.

I realized today that after winning a second place award from the Orange Art Association for this painting that I never posted a close up of it.

As a painter there are certain paintings that you remember as milestones in your artistic development. This is one of mine. The day I set out to paint this I was questioning the progression of my style. I felt I had done pretty well that day and was rewarded with an immediate sale to the first person that viewed it. What a wonderful boost to my confidence!

Do you like it? Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your comments!

To a print of this painting and see more of my work log onto www.vanderhoekart.etsy.com

Monday, December 10, 2007

Over The Hill



”OVER THE HILL” by Kim VanDerHoek.

5 X 7 inch Oil Painting on canvas board.
$55 (Shipping $11 within the U.S., $20 for Canada or $28 for everywhere else)

There are so many beautiful vistas to paint that I often have a hard time deciding which view is best. This time, I think I chose well. I hope you enjoy it!

Do you like it? Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your comments!

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Navy Suit, Red Dress



Starting with two smears of paint, adding legs and some details allowed these two figures to emerge from the canvas. They practically painted themselves!

What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments, feel free to post one here on my blog!

To see more of my work log onto www.vanderhoekart.etsy.com

Sunday, December 2, 2007

People Skills



Today I was practicing my people skills. When you paint in an Impressionist style it’s a challenge to simplify and abstract the figure enough to still read as a figure but also be loose and expressive.

What do you think, are they too loose or just expressive enough?

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