Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

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


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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if you have been reading my blog for a while you have to be jealous of all of these amazing artists that have created such great work spaces. Santa Fe is just the best community for artists. Last month my critique group met in Joanne Teasedale’s studio. Here is a link to her website http://www.teasdaleart.com/ You …

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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 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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I have only had my Sony Cyber-Shot Panoramic camera a couple of days however it is love at first photo. A friend recommended the cybershot since it has the panorama feature and I am a landscape painter. We were leaving for Mexico the next day so a mad dash to Best Buy and Viola’. The …

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