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An Altered World

"An Altered World," Original watercolor painting of an autistic girl and a hummingbird by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
An Altered World

 

Watercolor

Limited Edition of 300
12″ x 16″
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I have a friend who lives in her own special world. I am very fortunate to have been allowed to see inside. This is what I saw.

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

In My Mother’s Arms

"In My Mother's Arms," Original Painting in pastel on watercolor by Kim Novak
In My Mother’s Arms

 

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

Limited Editions of 300 in each size
Available Print Sizes:
8.75″ x 12″
11″ x 15″
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As I painted ‘In My Mother’s Arms’ I was thinking back as a young girl when my Mother refused to let me leave the nest – An older boy with piercing eyes brought me a dozen roses and asked me for a date – but she wouldn’t let me go.  I  pouted and watched the flowers wither and fall as I sat by the window feeling like a prisoner. I wanted to experience all of life that night and couldn’t understand why not.  I remember the feelings clearly and I wanted to paint my feelings, and so I wrote:

She built her nest around, me  and wrapped  me in her arms, One day you’ll understand, she said, To guard your precious charms. Original poem by Kim Novak, actress and artist.  ©2014 Kim Novak. All Rights Reserved.

In the watercolor under painting I formed the long drips to give the feeling of the prison bars that kept me in…the carefully woven nest was my caring mother.

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

The White Winged Messenger

White Winged Messenger, Original Painting of a young woman and her child by a river, with an apparition of a white dove in the rapids of the stream. Pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
White Winged Messenger

 

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

Limited Editions of 250 in each size
Available Print Sizes:
16″ x 12″
24″ x 18″
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A young mother of faith and her child play by a stream at a time of crisis in her life. The image of a white winged bird appears as a messenger of hope in the rushing waters. She takes it as a sign from God, and it gives her renewed courage to follow God’s path.

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

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

Limited Editions of 250 each size
Available Print Sizes:
12″ x 15″
16″ x 20″
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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

3/19/2015: 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.