Day Sixteen-Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

Forest Storm, watercolor, 10x9, ©2011 Helen Klebesadel

Welcome to day sixteen in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist  Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel.

Day sixteenth seems to have a particularly magical tinge to it for both of us.  I found myself pulling this imaginary image out of a sheet of watercolor paper that I had previously experimented on creating different textures.  This image seemed to be waiting there for me to find it.  I’ve always thought of trees as living beings, and I am fascinated by the notion that the root base of a tree is often every bit as big as the sweep of its branches.  The storm and the trees are alive.

This painting insisted I stay with it until it was completed. so I did.

Alaskan’s Cousin, watercolor on yupo paper, 5x7, ©2011 Nikki Kinne

Nikki’s sixteenth painting is of a Bryce Canyon Raven, a cousin of the ravens near her home. The painting was a rescued work that had been started earlier but out aside.   She captures the dramatic presence of this magical bird.  I happen to love ravens and crows and this painting now belongs to ME!

We are enjoying our shared creative journey.  Thank you for joining us!

I am now making my daily works for this project available for sale online in my Meylah shop here:​besadel  I post them each day after they are posted in the blog.


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2 Responses to Day Sixteen-Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days

  1. ‘Forest Storm’ is definitely magical. It’s a very beautiful painting. The last two mini thunderstorms that we’ve experienced have also been full of magical intense energy. Perhaps an influence?
    Looking at Nikki’s painting of the raven immediately brought back memories from the early 70’s of living in faculty housing on the Fairbanks campus and seeing huge ravens fly very close to our large living room window. Our small “schnoodle” would sit on the couch and bark at the birds until they came too close and then he’d race out of the room and hide under our bed.
    Thanks for sharing your work.

  2. Yes Janice, you are so correct. The energy of the storms moved beyond electric to alive I thought. Its so nice to hear that Nikki’s raven took you on a journey back yo your time in Fairbanks! Thank you for telling us.

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