Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

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


Thank you to Winterowd Fine Art here in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Karla Winterowd for facilitating this memorable commission. A collector of my work contacted the Gallery to inquire about the possibility of my creating an original work of art commemorating their trip trekking thru Nepal and the Himalayan Mountains.The painting was to be …

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I wanted to share an inspiring phenomena that happens out here in the West. In meteorology, Virga is an observable streak or shaft of precipitation falling from a cloud that evaporates before reaching the ground. (from Wikipedia). I find these delicate tendrils so fascinating, they are the opposite of the weather I grew up with in the …

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The dramatic vertical cliffs of Diablo Canyon Recreation Area make the area a hiking and climbing destination near the Rio Grande. The eastern cliff walls are on BLM-managed land and the western cliff walls are managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Diablo Canyon has been featured in movies such as The Missing, 3:10 to Yuma, …

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Our lodging was #10 Tumbleweed. It was perfect! Located up on the mesa above the main section of the property. Ghost Ranch offers a variety of accommodations for every budget. http://www.ghostranch.org I was very pleased with our newer room and bath. It afforded me the best panoramic views and motifs for painting. On our arrival …

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The current favorite painting for my exhibition Panorama at The Fort Worth Community Arts Center November 8-December 28th. I knew I wanted to elongate and exaggerate the shape of the image. After trying out several ideas for a diptych I felt most comfortable with the proportions of a 30X72 canvas along with a 30X52 canvas. …

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I am really looking forward to visiting family and traveling to Pawley Island South Carolina. We will be staying on the wetlands side of the island so I will be able to paint some of my favorite subject matter. Hard to imagine anything more satisfying than sitting on the deck and studying nature. Having lived …

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I am coming up on ten years of painting full-time so I am reflecting back on beginnings and influences. My experience of living and visiting Crestone, Colorado has had an enormous impact on who I am as a painter. These images are of monotypes and paintings done around 2004-2006. Scientist measured the decibel level in …

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I am really enjoying this ebook by Birge Harrison on Landscape Painting. Follow the link below.  It is a compilation of notes from lectures he gave at The Art Students League in New York.   It is fascinating to read his theories of color and vibratory frequency. I hope you enjoy it… From Wikipedia:Born in Philadelphia, …

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Over the years I have acquired so many lovely  images of inlet’s and waterways. My favorite photos are taken  from  bridges which offer  an expansive point of view. The abstract patterns formed when the water moves thru the land are particularly appealing. While living in Northwest Florida we spent many evenings in these more remote …

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