Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~Rumi ~


In my last post we talked about the aesthetic quality of softness in painting.  Naturally clouds are the perfect subject matter to explore softness along with variety of light quality.  Here are some of my favorite cloud paintings and the photos that have inspired them.   I am particularly taken by the little “lone” clouds.  When …

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I discovered this lovely book in the gift shop of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Softening edges has been an important part of my painting process for many years.  When I am painting I always step back to look at the work and I am often surprised by the physical reaction my body has if there …

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I grew up in Southern Alabama, however my mother grew up in Colorado and Texas so every summer our family took a “Road Trip” out West.  I remember the first time I saw one of the summer storms moving across the open prairie.  It was such a strong contrast to the dense woods of my …

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I met with David Schler, documentary filmmaker yesterday afternoon to discuss the possibility of making an artist video. In the course of our conversation David asked me if I worked from photographs? I gave him my standard confusing answer…. “Yes and No”, yes in the sense that I take a lot of photographs and no …

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