image courtesy of KAT Griffin
Welcome to Week of Paint Party Friday (Year 2) and to the next edition of our Featured Artist Series! (Would you like to be a PPF Featured Artist? Please click here for details!) Our featured artist this week has been an active Paint Partyer and we are delighted to showcase her lovely and colourful art this week. Please welcome KAT Griffin of Kat's Nature!
1) Please tell us a bit about your personal history with painting. (When did you start painting? How has your painting evolved since you first started?)
I have always enjoyed all kinds of art. I remember when I took a special summer art class from a wonderful lady with a thick Spanish accent. She was the best art inspirational teacher ever. She appreciated abstract art, which was my art of choice to express myself in. The nuns at my little catholic grade school didn't quite understand what that was but I was learning to mix color and techniques in shadow and light and perspective …all important things.
2) What are your favorite techniques, media, and tools to use in creating your paintings?
My technique of choice is to be impressionistic and colorful and textural. I like all kinds of paint and oils are my favorite. I use palette knives and flat brushes a lot. I recently started using water mixable oil paints and I really like the ease of them and how much better it is to not have to use toxic chemicals.
3) What is your favorite thing to paint? Why?
I love to paint nature and birds and lately fresh fruits and cityscapes also.
4) What is your proudest painting moment and/or greatest painting achievement so far?
I am most proud to paint something requested by a family member. I did a cardinal for my 80 yr.old father for his birthday and he loves it. I also had a son ask for a lakefront scene of Chicago so I did that for him for his apartment in the city. His wonderful and creative friends all are so kind He told me that they like to look at my art via their computers, on my blog. Some of them started to talk about seeing human figures in the painting of Chicago, so I called it “Ghosts of Chicago”. I did a post all about it a while back on my blog.
image courtesy of KAT Griffin
5) What's next in your painting future?
Right now I am painting another city scape of my town of Cincinnati. I included a view of the oldest bridge in town spanning the Ohio River. It has quite a history I have found. I plan to have a post with photo of that painting finished soon.Thanks for the chance to talk about my art experience! – KAT –
Thank you KAT! If you would like to see more of KAT's artwork, please visit her at:
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It was another fun and painting filled great party last week at PPF! Now, here is our check-in for this week's party:
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Have a fun time painting and partying this week!