After the Reign

I AM PRESENTING THIS PAINTING AS A GIFT AT THE FEBIOFEST FILM FESTIVAL IN THE CITY OF PRAGUE – THE HOME OF MY FOREFATHERS. I painted this to honor what was known as the VELVET REVOLUTION, a time when the people of Czechoslovakia lived under the control and rule of the Russian Communist party. I was there visiting family with my Mom and Dad in the 1960s and was impressed with their fantastic puppet shows. While preparing my early sketches I realized that I was reliving my own experiences of what I was feeling while under contract and control of the Hollywood studio system. Although it is not to be compared with what they endured, somehow I felt the need to bring my puppet out from the cloud and the rain and get free from my brain. Enjoy! Prints of this painting are available from the artist: 12x15 - $400.00, 16x20 - $600.00

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

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I AM PRESENTING THIS PAINTING AS A GIFT AT THE FEBIOFEST FILM FESTIVAL IN THE CITY OF PRAGUE – THE HOME OF MY FOREFATHERS

I  painted “After the Reign” to honor what was known as the VELVET REVOLUTION, a time when the people of  Czechoslovakia lived under the control and rule of the Russian Communist party.

I  was there visiting family with my Mom and Dad in the 1960s and was impressed with their fantastic puppet shows.

While preparing my early sketches I realized that I was  reliving my own experiences of what I was feeling while under contract and control of the Hollywood studio system. Although  it is not to be compared with what they endured, somehow I felt the need to bring my puppet out from the cloud and the rain and get free from my brain.  Enjoy!

After the Reign, Original Poem written to accompany the painting After the Reign, which honors the Velvet Revolution in Czechosovakia, both by Kim Novak. Time will soon tell the what, where and why      A Hand in the sky, that made the clouds cry Releasing a puppet so now she is free No treason, she dances for our liberty.  Finding her voice, she now made her choice; Living with peace, we now can rejoice    ~ Kim NovaK Original poem by Kim Novak, actress and artist.  ©2015 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

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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

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

 

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

 

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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 you find the poem’s text too small for you to read, please click on it to view a larger version.

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 ‘Great Depression,’ which followed the biggest meltdown that Wall Street has ever known. It was the inspiration for my painting of a more recent meltdown on America’s Wall Street.

Many of my bittersweet memories begin with fantasies starting in a cast iron frying pan. I remember my mother sobbing as if our world was coming to an end – then I started sobbing because she was sobbing.  All our tears disappeared when my father appeared to turn a bowl of beer batter into jumping horses and dancing girls kicking up their heels in the sizzling pan of bubbling oil.  Besides his hotcakes, he would enrapture my sister and me with a magic show of coloring eggs. Dad would dip hard boiled eggs into an oil mixture of brilliant colors; swirling them up and down and round and round into a kaleidoscope of images that tickled my imagination. That’s how it all began – a bittersweet introduction to the wonderland of ART – it was the key that opened a door to the magical world of make believe, where I learned to see the light beyond the dark cloud hovering over our country’s ‘Great Depression’… it helped me to cope with my own form of dark cloud depression.”

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

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