Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Grace.......20" x 16".......oil on canvas....2004
Portrait of my youngest niece.

16 comments:

ron said...

What a pleasure to see these. Are you having fun with this blog silliness? It has really made me think about style, subject matter etc. The universal loose-tight dilemma entertains me. I'm not tight enough for the realists and not loose enough for the splashers. Also not gritty enough for the blighters. But isn't enough, enough if its enough for me? And if its enough for me isn't there a possibility its enough for others. But enough of that. Sorry this isn't about me, its about your beautiful painting. You do what you do fabulously well, but seem to have an appreciation of other styles and approaches. Tell me what you think, are you tempted to change you style?

Louis Boileau said...

Hi Kee,
Beautiful painting of a beautiful little girl.

kee said...

Ron,
Yes, I am having fun with this silly blogging. And I think you are right about dilemma some of us go through weather it should be tight or loose. My friend and I constantly discuss about that too and he is taking 90 degree turn to his work going semi abstraction. I give him hands for his bravery.
I myself used to paint a lots of airbrush work so it was even tighter back then and I've change to oil painting and I'm very glad that I did. Let me stop gibbering here. For me and many other artist that I've talked with concur that paint what our hearts tell us to paint and when it comes thruogh that will, I think, inspire each others to challenge ourselves to paint our hearts out the next time. It certaintly makes me do that all the time. I think it is very important to appreciates other artists and style of works.
So, I think there is no winner only a looser who criticize unless it was really really flat out bad work.

kee said...

Louis,
Thank you.

ron said...

Thanks for the reply, Kee, I like to hear what other artists have to say.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

This is a beautiful picture where one can see the tenderness with which it was painted. The color transitions are very good.

It is very good what you wrote about appreciating the work of others, because when you are self confident with what you do, you needn´t be afraid of others work. That makes you free to enjoy it.

kee said...

Stefan,
Thanks for your comment.

You are right on about your latter comment.

Michele Beaulieu said...

Kee, lots of philosophy going on here and everyone has a good point. To me your landscapes are great but the style looks like it could be done by somebody else. Only you can zone in on the beautiful portraits you do and your portraits can never be taken for anyone else's work. This one is like the ring of a crystal bell echoing through the canyon. beautiful

W. K. Moore said...

Wow good stuff rolling here! I've enjoyed all these comments.. and I'm even in a good mood... now. Fantastic portrait Keewon. You would benefit the wetcanvas crowd if you posted this there. You create great powerful portraits without the sappiness... kind of like Situ.. the good one... but without the coolie trappings. I admire your work sir!

kee said...

I like your last line of"...ring of a crystal..." and thank you so much.

kee said...

Thank you Bill,
Yes, we got good discussion going on here.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Incredibly radiant!

Michele Beaulieu said...

Bill, kind of like Situ the good one? Are you sure you are in a good mood? lol, man, can you be acid! no bother, still luv ya! We are all on the same wave length that Kee is a superb portrait artist. correct? You see Kee, we are all so happy to have found you and have passionate concern about you & your work. hmmm...I think that is called "amigos".

kee said...

Thank you Jennifer!

kee said...

Thanks Michele,
I am glad that I became part of our blog community here.

W. K. Moore said...

Bask.. bask!