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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 300
16″ x 12″
Limited edition of 250
24″ x 18″
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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 250 in each size
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24″ x 18″
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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

 

Metamorphosis

Original painting in pastel over watercolor underpainting by Kim Novak. ©2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
Metamorphosis

Pastel over Watercolor Underpainting

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16″ x 12″
24″ x 18″
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I first got the idea for this painting while I watched my uncle’s expression of awe and wonderment as he gazed, spellbound at the love of his life – my 100 year old aunt.  It was as if she was being transformed  before our eyes.  Every color of the rainbow seemed to transpire through the melting layers of her translucent flesh.  It was like witnessing a rebirth!  I was able to see her, through his eyes, become a rare and magical butterfly from their own secret garden…and as my eyes filled with their garden’s dew, the mystical being fluttered and flew.

~ 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.