Linda Kemp Paintings
Sharing my obsession with Negative Painting! These are some of my original watercolour and acrylic paintings. For more paintings visit my website…
Acrylic on panel 6" x 8" On the first day of the new year, while rooting for tasty seeds at the edge of the garden, Gertie came upon a wondrous glass ball glowing in a small clearing. She was certain it was a piece of the sun, or perhaps a fallen star. She was determined to keep this wee bit of heaven for herself, but the ball was much too large for her to carry home in her beak. Flying off to get help would mean leaving the orb unattended and Raven might snatch it... .
Yellow birds-foot trefoil is a merry little plant that grows low to the ground and appears in summer gardens and meadows. Although it derives its name from the appearance of the seed pods and stems, the brilliant yellow flower has given rise to some other delightful names, including "butter and eggs" and "bacon and eggs". If I ask you, "Shall we go to the garden for some bacon and eggs?", my intention is to trick you into joining me for a bit of weed pulling. Acrylic on panel 8" x 10"
Dragon lifted her head to catch the sweet, earthy scent that drifted in the breeze. As she breathed in the fragrance of Macintosh apples and cinnamon, a sly smile tugged at the corner of her mouth. All buttery and sugar crusted, the freshly baked pie sat cooling on the window sill. Acrylic on panel 8" x 6"
linda.kemp.artist This is one mighty proud rabbit! He can outrun and outmaneuver any old dog, just for the fun of it. Sometimes he waits for a hound to come within a few strides before bounding into the thorny underbrush. Poor dog sniffs at rabbit’s footprint and breaths in the dust which floats in the air. Acrylic on panel 6" x 6"
"Mate with two rooks is not difficult. The two rooks drive the king to the edge of the board and checkmate it there. One rook closes off a file or rank and the other gives check on the neighbouring one which drives the king back." @learn.chessbase Mate With Two Rooks A Strategic Plan acrylic on panel 8" x 6"
An "Unkindness" is the collective noun for a group of ravens and it was an unkindness that gave Bird the nickname “Procrastinare." The name is the latin verb for "deferred until tomorrow.” Whether it is work, chores, or anything else that needs to be done in a timely matter, Bird is in no rush to get at it. Never mind, Bird can be counted on to perform the best recitation of Poe's "The Raven.” The others allow for extra time when making plans. Medium: Acrylic on panel Size: 6" x 8"
Don't you just love to paint the colours of the trees at this time of year? It is easy to get carried away with all the fabulous reds, gold, yellow, orange, purple....! Autumn has arrived in Niagara, Ontario, Canada. The colours are glorious and each day brings change that call out to be painted. October is my favourite month of the year. Watercolour on paper.
No longer fluffy and cute, and not yet a sleek, feathered chicken, the in-between stage in Chick's life was exhilarating! She ran round and round the pen on spindly legs, snapping in the air at friendly bugs and butterflies, just for the fun of seeing them scatter. It wasn't her intention to catch one, until she did. Now a new game would begin. Original Acrylic on claybord 7" x 5"