Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

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


For the next couple of blog posts I thought I would share some of my favorite things, in my studio practice… I don’t know how many of my subscribers are artists so you’ll have to let me know if this post is helpful. I recently subscribed to iartview iartview.com you can download a free trial in …

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The original Inspiration for this painting Cloud Burst 36×48 came from a photo I took on a recent road trip. This painting ended up with eight layers of paint or eight different painting sessions. I often start with a particular image and then my dialogue with the painting takes precedence. I knew I wanted a …

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Some of my favorite compositions have come from photographs taken on the fly when we have driven over bridges. I realized that I really prefer an elevated point of view so that I can see farther in the distance. I have used inspiration images from the back of a riverboat, top of the boardwalk, pulled …

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  A  recent Plein Air Painting trip to Fredericksburg, Texas with my painting BFF Mallory Agerton http://www.malloryagerton.com  resulted in so many painting inspirations. Color Studies Field Notes Drawings Photographs Best of all time spent with a good friend talking about painting, where to paint, color palettes, times to paint, surfaces, tools and techniques. Dreams and …

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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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Karla Winterowd the owner of the gallery I show with in here in Santa Fe , Winterowd Fine Art http://www.fineartsantafe.com/index.php/artists/category/7-jamie-kirkland-landscape-abstracts was invited to install art in a Beautiful Bob Zachery designed  contemporary house in Las Campanas, just outside of Santa Fe. The home was recently featured in the Hacienda: Parade of Homes. One of the paintings Karla selected …

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What a thrill to see the stats in full color/flashy graphics!!! 2012 was a wonderful year. I am so looking forward to more writing, interesting travels, new art friends and painting! Thank you all for reading and commenting on my blog! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This …

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