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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Work at the Chapel Hill Art Gallery


Want a peak at the art you'll find on the Chatham Artist's Studio Tour? 

Come down to the Chapel Hill Art Gallery tomorrow night (Nov.14th) for our reception from 6-9 pm. Located at 1215 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
www.chapelhillartgallery.com

I'll be exhibiting my pastel border collies:




Hope to see you there!

Kim Werfel

kimwerfel.com

Friday, November 7, 2014

Red Lion Amaryllis

My pastel "Red Lion Amaryllis" is now being exhibited at the Pittsboro Public Library's Chatham Artist's Guild Show to entice people to come visit me during the Tour.  


Red Lion Amaryllis, pastel, 5x7"©KimWerfel



This pastel was painted from an amaryllis blooming next to my window, backlit through curtains....giving a nice gauzy glow behind them. I rarely paint flowers, but this spoke to me.  I nurtured it for months and grew attached to these lovely blooms!


Save the dates!  I'm #24 and open the first weekend of the Chatham Artist's Guild Tour....December 6 &7, from 10am - 5pm in Fearrington Village.


Check out our website for the tour for more info a map and directions here:  http://www.chathamartistsguild.org/portfolio-item/kim-werfel/


Hope to see you there!









Saturday, November 1, 2014

New Swan painting

Finished the other swan painting I wanted to do from that same day at Apex Park, NC.  This one is a lone swan....looking so elegant.  Thus the title "Elegance", 12"x19", pastel ©KimWerfel.




Painted on the other half of the Salmon Sennelier La Carte pastel paper using many of the same pastels as the previous "Swans" painting.  Hoping to have them both framed and ready for the Chatham Artists Studio Tour that I'm in on Saturday & Sunday, this December 6th & 7th from 10am-5pm.

Visit our website for more info, images and a printable map of the tour at www.ChathamArtistsGuild.org.

Thank you for following my blog :)

Kim

www.kimwerfel.com 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Swans

This piece is from a photo I took at Apex Park, NC a few years ago.  I love that park and used to walk a path around a large man-made pond, about a mile and a half long.  Finally had a free moment to paint something for me instead of a commission (not that I'm complaining!)  The result is this piece....which I'll call Swans for lack of something better...


"Swans" pastel, 19"x12"©KimWerfel

This is painted on La Carte pastel paper...a paper I seldom use, but am finding I really enjoy.  You cannot underpaint on La Carte, but it comes in some really lovely colors.  I pushed the color on this one...something I find myself doing more and more.  I wanted to create that luminous light that glows....to make the swans almost magical.

I plan to do another piece featuring one swan alone.  This may wind up being in a local show, as many are coming up this holiday season.

Thank you for following my blog..

Kim


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Central Carolina Community College Workshop

I've been behind in my blogging so this week I'm catching up....again, my favorite Egret scored with the CCCC Workshop held Saturday, September 20th from 10-4.  First time giving a college workshop and it was wonderful.  Hope to do it again maybe next Summer.  Here are a few photos from that day!














I really love teaching serious students....especially the elements and principles of design and color.  Tough to do in one day though!  I guess my art teacher days in the school system are still in me :)

Thanks for following my blog!

Kim




Seymour Center Class Photos


I didn't realize that I didn't share my Seymour Center (Chapel Hill) Class photos with you.  This was a great new venue for me and the class was full!  Unfortunately a few were out and some left before I took this
photo.



Altogether we had 10 in the class - and yes, we did my Egret again.  It's a favorite and most people can get a wonderful piece of art with it.  Thank you to my brother Ray for letting us use his photo reference.



Of course, I had to get in the act and ask one of the students to take a photo of me with some students.  I always forget to do that!

Thank you for following my blog.

Kim

Website:  www.kimwerfel.com

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Golden Retriever Pastel Portrait


Tis the season for pastel portrait gifts!  Another gift pastel dog portrait of late is "Sugar", a lovely Golden Retriever.  She's painted here on Kitty Wallis paper with a variety of pastels including Unisons, Cretacolor, Sennelier among others.



"Sugar", pastel, 11"x14"©KimWerfel

Sugar is to be a surprise present to the client's husband for his birthday.  What better gift than a portrait of Man's Best Friend?  I love painting surprise gifts for people.  Makes the whole experience one of joy!

Thanks for following my blog,

Kim Werfel

Have a custom portrait painted of your special furry companion.  Contact me at k-e@mindspring.com.
See more artwork at www.kimwerfel.com