Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Painting Reveal at Gallery 50

This past week I finished my newest painting! I had just enough time to prepare it to be apart of the Salem County Arts in Bloom exhibition at Gallery 50. The opening reception is this Friday, March 2nd from 6-9 PM. I will be revealing my new painting at this exhibition and give a brief talk around 7PM. My fellow Arts in Bloom artists will also be in attendance and refreshments will be served. Gallery 50 is located at 50 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. The show will be on display until March 30th.

 I hope to see you Friday night!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Donating to Woodstown Ambulance Squad 12

I announced earlier this month via my newsletter that I will be donating 15% of all artwork sales and commissions during the month of February to the American Heart Association.

However, after learning about this week’s tragic fire, proceeds will be going to the Woodstown Ambulance & Rescue who lost all of their vehicles and equipment.

This includes: original artwork, greeting cards, pillows, prints, necklaces, and home decor. Click a picture below or shop here: https://www.kimberlyenglish.com/shop

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Stained Glass Template

Last year I was approached by Mr. & Mrs. Joe McDonald for a special commission. They had seen me paint live at Taylor & Tyler's wedding and needed my help for a project of their own. They are the Aunt and Uncle of the groom who wanted to make a custom stained glass work of art as their post-nuptial gift to the couple. Joe is a very skilled stained glass maker and requested that I create a template for them to work from.

We met to discuss the idea of the stained glass piece and we went over examples of works that they liked. We talked about form and how that played into creating a piece of stained glass artwork. It was very helpful to learn more about the process since I have never made stained glass before. Ultimately, they needed a simplistic drawing, to scale, that they could use to cut out and trace onto the glass for cutting.

Since their wedding day was extremely rainy, the McDonald's wanted to create a colorful image that would include the farm and barn where they were married. I used reference pictures from Taylor & Tyler's engagement session along with pictures of their backs from their wedding day (below) to create the composition. I started by creating a small 4" x 6" sketch of the design. I then enlarged it to the requested size: 12" x 18". I left the design simple so that Joe could make decisions as to where to add extra pieces.

It was so much fun to be able to help the McDonald's create another unique piece of art for Taylor and Taylor. Below is the finished piece. I'd love to know what you think of the process, please leave me a comment!

Photo courtesy of Dana Zarin Photography © 2017

Photo courtesy of Dana Zarin Photography © 2017

Photo courtesy of Dana Zarin Photography © 2017

Template I made for the stained glass

Finished stained glass work of art by Joe McDonald

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

New Painting Workshop: Rabbit Milk Can on 2/24/18

Join me for this rabbit painting workshop on a large rusty milk can (6"w x 11"h). You will learn to blend, create gradients and use textures to paint fur and grass. No experience is necessary. Participants may also add a gingham ribbon (not pictured). All supplies are included in the price of the workshop. Light refreshments will be served. Please click here to read workshop policies.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 12-3PM

Cost: $35

 Studio Location
A Whole New Light
328 Harding Highway
Elmer, NJ 08318