Showing posts from September, 2018

Abstract Landscape “Cradle of Night” 24 x 24 mixed media by Kelly Jeanette Swift

“Cradle of Night” 24 x 24 mixed media I love the night, especially during the summer months. Just standing outside in the quietness, smelling the honeysuckles, looking up at the stars, thanking God for the beauty He created. This painting was the first one I liked after weeks of frustration. I began it after I decided to ignore the “good painting rules” and just paint the way I wanted. I close my eyes and see myself standing on a fog enshrouded hill overlooking a valley with the lights of a town under a partly cloudy sky with stars. Can you smell the honeysuckles? Can you hear the crickets? 24 x 24 gallery wrapped canvas textural, mark making, acrylic paint, oil pastels, gold ink Sides are painted and it is varnished with a satin varnish, and ready to hang out of the box. It is packed carefully and comes with a certificate of authenticity. This piece is available. $430 + shipping. Message me. Or you can see it on my website https://

Is it drawing or photography

I was just playing with making black and white photos with some cool plants I found when I discovered a setting on my camera that makes photos look like drawings. I thought they look cool and may experiment with it some more.

Solitude painting and not following the crowd

These past few weeks have proven a challenge for me. I have not liked anything I have painted lately. It's been a struggle. But I have finally figured out what the issue was. I have been watching too many YouTube artists and allowing their take to influence me. Do this. Don't do that. Follow the good painting rules. Today I just decided to follow my own rules and enjoyed the painting time. No more trying to fit a artist type mold. I'm just going to paint my way and to h*** with the art rules of design and composition. This is what I started on today. Not finished but I'm happy with it so far.