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When Winter Ends

When Winter Ends, Original landscape painting of a river with snow and new spring growth in pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
When Winter Ends

 

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

Limited Editions of 100 in each size
Available Print Sizes:
12″ x 18″
16″ x 24″
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“When Winter Ends, Can Spring be Far Behind?”…These are lines from one of my favorite poems, which I tried to show in this painting – the melting snow and the beginning of new golden shoots awakening from the marshes. Life renewing itself…

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

Self Portrait

Self Portrait, Original oil painting by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
Self Portrait

 

Oil on Canvas

Limited Edition of 200
16″ x 12″
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I am bipolar – mood swings have always been a part of my life, and so I wanted to show the dark and light side of my face. This painting is of me after I left Hollywood in the 60s and first began to know who I really was. I had started therapy but had not yet been diagnosed.

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

They Danced Till Dawn

"They Danced till Dawn," Original Painting of two trees dancing on a hillside in pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
They Danced till Dawn

 

Pastel

Limited Edition of 100
12″ x 16″
Limited edition of 100
18″ x 24″
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When I look at the gnarled shapes of trees and where they’ve lived for years, I sometimes imagine them in other lives…what they might be doing if we weren’t watching. Like these two trees on a lone hillside, arms wrapped around each other. I can see them as young lovers that secretly celebrate life each twilight by lighting up the sky with the fire they feel for each other…tirelessly waltzing beneath the stars till dawn! Only to return, in silence, to be old trees, again, wrapped in each others arms forever more.

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

River Dancers

River Dancers, Original Painting of trees dancing on the banks of a river by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
River Dancers

 

Pastel

Limited Editions of 100 in each size
Available Print Sizes:
12″ x 16″
18″ x 24″
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These are dancing trees that have become separated by an ever-changing river. The males toss their fall leaves to lure the females on the other side,  who twist and shake to attract a partner. It’s dusk, and the creatures of the woodlands begin to warm up their vocal cords as the orchestra of rippling water plays on…nothing can keep these dancers apart now…no river can hold them back…and so these river dancers dance!

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

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 100
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

They Left Laughing

"They Left Laughing," Original Painting of an elderly couple laughing together as the man whispers in the woman's ear, by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
They Left Laughing

 

Pastel over Watercolor

Limited Edition of 100
11″ x 16″
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This painting came about as the result of a photo I took at my Godmother’s (mother’s sister) birthday party. It was there that my husband paid off his bet to waltz her around the room if she made it to 100! Flushed and breathless, she then dropped into a chair beside my uncle for his approval. Oh, how proud he was as he leaned over to tell her she was, ‘the belle of the ball – and the prettiest girl of them all!’

…They left laughing.”

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

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 100
Available Print Sizes:
20″ x 16″
15″ x 12″
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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