"The Tides of Humanity," Original Painting of a pair of feet with water flowing over them in pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.

The Tides of Humanity

"The Tides of Humanity," Original Painting of a pair of feet with water flowing over them in pastel on watercolor by Kim Novak
The Tides of Humanity

 

Pastel over Mineral Spirits Underpainting

Limited editions of 250
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12″ x 16″
18″ x 24″
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I would like to share a quote from my wise and wonderful mentor Richard McKinley, for my painting, The Tides of Humanity.

“When I look at the painting, I see you Kim – The creative soul looking into the vastness of the open sea of artistic possibilities, feet grounded in the shifting sands of mankind’s earth being washed and caressed by an ocean of something more.”Richard McKinley

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

Woman From the Train, Original Pastel over watercolor painting by Kim Novak

Woman From the Train

Woman From the Train, Original Pastel over watercolor painting by Kim Novak
Woman From the Train

 

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

 

Limited Edition of 350
12″ x 16″
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“Oh, to learn again what I’ve forgotten ‘bout this woman of mystery;I’d seen her then, yes, way back when, guessed she was an image from our history.He tried to show me, Dad tried to tell me ‘bout how to sort out roots of one’s family tree.But me, I didn’t want to hear then, youth too dear then, to learn ‘bout ancestry.'Mail Order Bride,' he said. Suitcase by her side, she stood waiting on the train track, too late to turn back.Where’d her man go? How’d her world go? Things I’ll ne’r know,If only I’d asked him, if only I’d listened - but time has moved on - as has the woman from the train”  ~ Kim NovaK Original poem by Kim Novak, actress and artist.  ©2014 Kim Novak. All Rights Reserved.If the poem’s text is too small for you to read, please click on it to view a larger version.

Meltdown on Wall Street, Original Oil on Canvas, Painting by Kim Novak

Meltdown on Wall Street

Meltdown on Wall Street, Original Oil on Canvas, Painting by Kim Novak
Meltdown on Wall Street

 

Oil on Canvas

Limited Editions of 300
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16″ x 20″
12″ x 15″
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“I was born during the time of the 1930’s GREAT DEPRESSION which followed the biggest meltdown on Wall Street the US has ever known. It was the inspiration for my painted interpretation of a man affected by the meltdown of the 2000’s. Many of my bittersweet memories began with fantasies originating in a cast iron frying pan. I remember my mother sobbing as if our world was coming to an end – and then me sobbing cause she was sobbing;  yet all our tears disappeared when  my father appeared in the kitchen to turn a bowl of batter into jumping horses and watch the dancing girls kick up their heals in the sizzling Crisco oil.  Beside his pancakes, he would enrapture my sister and me with a magic show of egg coloring:  Dad would dip the hard boiled eggs into an oil based mixture of brilliant colors swirling them round and down then letting the colors trickle into a kaleidoscope of images that tickled my imagination…. that is how it all began – a bittersweet introduction to a wonderland called  ART –  It was the key to coping with – the GREAT DEPRESSION  that was infecting my life all about the same time.”

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

Vertigo / Vortex of Delusion," Original Painting by Kim Novak capturing the essence of the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo, in which the artist starred with Jimmy Stewart. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.

Vertigo / Vortex of Delusion

Vertigo / Vortex of Delusion," Original Painting by Kim Novak capturing the essence of the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo, in which the artist starred with Jimmy Stewart. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
Vertigo / Vortex of Delusion

 

Pastel over Watercolor

Limited Edition of 500
25.5″ x 12″
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The original of this piece was commissioned by Turner Classic Movies as part of their 20th anniversary celebration and was exhibited at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel during the 5th Annual TCM Classic Movie Festival.

“Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, Vertigo, is the story of a man’s obsession with an unattainable love, a woman who doesn’t exist. Twice in the course of the film, she is transformed into the object of a man’s compulsive desires; first in order to carry out an evil plot of another’s greed, then in order to have a second chance to recapture and reincarnate what he believes he’s lost in order to save himself.

“I painted the blonde hair of the fantasy object of desire, Madeleine, as it begins to unravel from its core, creating a vortex of delusion. As Madeleine’s impostor, Judy submits again to being made over in the image of obsession, this time in return for love, not money. This reality proves unsustainable; her facade begins to crack, mistakes are made that set in motion a storm, which irrevocably threatened everything in its blonde, illusory path.”

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

"Looking Back to See Ahead," Original Painting in pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.

Looking Back to See Ahead

Looking Back to See Ahead, Original Painting in pastel on watercolor by Kim Novak
Looking Back to See Ahead

 

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

Limited Edition of 300
12″ x 12″
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When I’m not sure what I want to paint, I rely on my underpainting to give me inspiration. It excites my senses to watch the colors flow to and fro as I move the surface. It satisfies my desire for freedom. I often make a game of it to decide where I want to go next. Like when I was a child playing with a ouija board, using unconscious thoughts and feelings to guide your hands and fingers – so I did that with this painting. First it led me to a waterfall which you can still see, especially on the upper right side of my painting; then the water parted and it led me to her - a lovely young girl looking back at me!

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

"Life is But a Dream," Original Painting of a river scene from the point of view of the person rowing a bat, with a small white dog in the bow. Pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.

Life is But a Dream

"Life is But a Dream," Original Painting of a river scene from the point of view of the person rowing a bat, with a small white dog in the bow. Pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
Life is But a Dream

 

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

Limited Editions of 250
Available Print Sizes:
16″ x 12″
24″ x 18″
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Happiness is … rowing down a river full of rainbow colored memories of magic afternoons with your trusted dog at the helm … ‘Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream!’

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

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