Monday, June 30, 2014


The last few days I have taken a break from my "fine art" work in the studio and focused on creating one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. They were a collaboration with my mother, a master furniture refinisher. She painted the base coat, I chose the color and painted the design, and she distressed and glazed the pieces for a unique look.  These pieces are available to purchase at A Whole New Light. Where would you put these pieces in your home?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sunset Silhouette Over Philly

This painting was something I've never done before: a city skyline! The photograph from which I worked from came from my one of my good friends, Don. You might remember him as my photographer from our engagement photo shoot.

I worked differently than I normally do: I mixed right on the canvas to achieve the sunset colors I wanted. It was also a much quicker painting due to the simple nature of the composition. A nice change of pace!

Below are the progression photographs of the development of this painting. 

"Sunset Silhouette Over Philly" - Acrylics on Canvas - 4" x 6" by Kimberly English

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Miniature Painting: Sunday Stars II

My latest painting, Sunday Stars II, is another miniature canvas: 3" x 3". The photograph in which I worked from again came from my in-laws driveway (They have so many inspirational views!). It was taken on the same day as the photograph for Sunday Stars I but from a different angle.

Below are the progression photographs of the development of this painting.

Miniature Painting: Sunday Stars I

Behold! My latest painting: Sunday Stars I. This painting is a on a 3" x 3" canvas. I have never worked this small and wanted to try after seeing the artwork of Debbie Shirley. I found her through Etsy and began following her blog and Facebook page. Her artwork is usually 4" x 4" and depicts areas where she lives; New England.

In the beginning of June I came across Gallery 50's miniature art competition on their website. I called and requested more information and after reading the requirements thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try working small, like Debbie Shirley.

Below are the progression photographs of the development of this painting.