|"Burro In Harness" , mixed media, 18 x 12"|
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
|"By Summer'sEnd" , mixed media, 18 x 18" copyright 2017|
There have been so many horses that have come into our life over the years. Some we bought. Some we were given and some were born into our arms. With horse ownership and the love of the horse, comes a lot of responsibilities. I think that when we accept the horse into our life we owe them a promise of security and care for the rest of their life. In this painting I was thinking about that responsibility and hopefully I have captured it metaphorically. The end of summer....a season , a era ending.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
|"Left Behind" , oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 10 x 10" ©2017|
In the winter , while on a walk with my JRT Nell, we came upon this robin's nest that lay on the cold snow. One blue egg, left behind for some unknown reason, lie still in the nest, unbroken. I carefully carried it and its nest back to my studio. I love doing paintings of different nests, and I loved how this nest had the terre vert colored moss woven into its beautiful structure. I will always wonder why this egg never hatched and why the nest fell where Nell and I saw it...as if it was meant to be.
Friday, June 30, 2017
|"Scavenger's Spoils" , oil , 6 x 6"|
Two robin eggs were left after the farm birds had started thinking about leaving for the warmer south, as summer announced it departure last year. I kept the nest and the forgotten eggs in the studio, planning on future still life works. It has taken me this long to 'get my act together'.
New eggs have been started since this years arrival of our farm's robins. Life goes on. A new summer has just started too, along with all the promises it brings. Something old. Something new. "Scavenger's Spoils"
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
|"Back To The Barn - Four Up" , watercolor , 9 x 20"|
Another watercolor finished of four in hand a turnout seen at Acadia. I can't get enough of them....the power of four horses put to a carriage. So beautiful. This team was almost back to their barn at Wildwood Stables, in Seal Harbor, after being out for a long drive on the carriage roads. So much detail to depict in such a scene....and always the question about what to actually put into the painting and what to leave out, to leave to the viewer's imagination. I think there is just enough detail in this work to capture the beauty of this handsome team.
This painting is now being offered unframed.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
|"Where Ever You Shall Go.." , mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 18 x 18"|
copyright 2017 kathipeters.com
This past winter I started exploring my abstract creative side. It has proven to be an exciting foray. I’ve kept the initial start of my abstraction, as an intuitive step forward, onto a blank canvas. I'm working with acrylics and casein. Then I go in with my charcoals to draw the main subject, which I approach with more realism. I have always loved drawing….and my work, in the past, has been more impressionistic realism, but I have always been drawn [no pun intended] to abstract work and the use of pure color to drive intent and exploration. I think I will always have to have an element of realism in my work, but will continue dropping my subject into an abstract landscape, as I paint, splatter and drag color intuitively across the canvas. I hope you are enjoying my new work……and seeing where my journey takes me.
“Where Ever You Shall Go...” is done in mixed media [acrylic, casein, oil and ink]. Two draft horses walked away from me….walking into the abstracted landscape ….a path that draws them into a lovely light that hints of sunlight and trees standing tall. A tall Clydesdale follows the shorter more stocky spotted draft horse…where ever it may go……just as I seem to be following my muse, where ever it shall take me.
I am pleased to announce that "Where Ever You Shall Go" as been juried into the "Artist's Choice Exhibit at River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta, Maine , with an opening reception to be held Friday, May 5th at 5 until 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
"Heading To Spring" , copyright 2017 kathipeters.com
Friday, March 24, 2017
"In Harmony" , mixed media, 12 x 12" ©2017
A four-in-hand team of Kladruber horses trotted by me on the carriage roads of Acadia. It was during a week of coaching on a bright fall day. The lead horses came down the road, right towards me, and the horses behind them could not be seen , nor could the carriage with its passengers be seen, as they all held onto their hats, when a low hanging branch threated their loosing their hats. As I went to paint these handsome carriage horses, the woods background, with the sparkling back light, suggested such an abstract statement....I went a bit abstract....using contemporary colors. I'm pleased with how it all comes together and how the colors complement the more realistic equine." In Harmony" is available on my website.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
|"Nor'Easter" , casein , 6 x 6"|
With another Nor'Easter heading our way, I felt driven to paint another snow scene and this scene of a Clydesdale pair in a Maine snow storm fit the bill. The snow falls and builds up on their manes and tails......brrrr....! This painting, titled Nor'Easter, is now
on my website and it is already sold.
We are braced for an 'almost spring' snowstorm and they can be big ones carrying much moisture with heavy snow falls. Our snow shovel was at the ready. The thought that spring is so very near will gave us strength. We will muddled through! AND we shoveled
And I also painted. [between the bouts of shoveling.]
New mixed media with abstractions are in the works!
New mixed media with abstractions are in the works!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
"Feeding On The Veldt, Zulu" , watercolor and tempera, 8 x 10.5" copyright 2017 kathipeters.com
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
|"Two's Company, Four's A Team, oil on board , 12 x 24"|
A four in hand of Kladruber horses and their grooms ....unhitching after the drive.
This is a scene from Acadia, a scene captured years ago at Wildwood Stables, but painted recently.
This painting is offered framed in a black and gold and shipping is included in its price.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Winter has dropped her blanket of white on our farm. It means more studio time for me, after the shoveling and barn chores are done I head to the studio each day. I love this time of year. The farm and the forest that surrounds our home seem magical, cloaked in white as more snow falls softly from the skies.
I have been busy shipping commission and sold work for clients nation wide. New works are in the making...I hope you will find one that 'grabs you'!
"Arriving Back At The Barn" , watercolor, 9.5 x 20" copyright 2016 kathipeters.com
The recent watercolor that I did of a four-in-hand carriage scene, up at Acadia, "Arriving Back At The Barn-Acadia", was sold as soon as it was put up on my website. I'm leaving my watercolors out for future watercolor work.... it feels good to be back into them. But I also will continue my foray into abstraction with representative work.
And so I paint [ in my cozy studio].
|"Comrades" , watercolor , 12 x 14" copyright 2017 kathipeters.com|
All sun bleached and standing in the heat of the day....two handsome Belgian draft horses,and they always make me think of football players...tall and strong.
"Comrades" is done in watercolor and gouache , and then I went in and hit places with ink at the end.
It is offered unframed. Shipping and handling is included in its price for shipping within the USA.