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Finding the Way Back Home

Finding the Way Back Home, Original landscape painting in pastel over watercolor by Kim Novak. Copyright 2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.
Finding the Way Back Home

 

Pastel

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A bird will often appear somewhere in many of my paintings. Perhaps it’s best explained because they are often on my mind. In this pastel a Steller’s Jay becomes part of my landscape.

I named him Shadow, and to my delight he chose me for his mate. He nested in our home for many years, flying loops in and out my studio window. In the springtime he’d sing me sweet love songs and often woke me by gently placing a pine nut between my partially open lips. Shadow would swoop alongside us wherever we roamed, whether by canoe, ski or horseback, yet he never left the boundaries of our approximately 100 acres plus ranch.

When we moved to the other side of the mountain, I took him with me in my car – I didn’t want to think of what might happen, if…I just didn’t want to leave him. Although my veterinarian husband tried to warn me, I didn’t want to listen!

It has been over ten years since he flew across the river from our new home without looking back to get landmarks. This river runs a different direction than our creek did on the other side of the mountain…Could he be wanting to find his way back home?

I still find his treasures, left in the pages of books, behind picture frames and old suitcases…but the only place that I have been able to find him is in my mind…”

~ Kim NovaK, Artist

 

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

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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

 

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

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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

 

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

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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

 

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

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.