Tumbling Spirits, 7 x 7, watercolor, ©2011 Nikki Kinne

Welcome to day twenty-nine in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist  Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel.

In painting 29 Nikki is playing with a traditional image in new manners. She uses a figurative knot design and makes it her own by making the figures appear like transparent fairies tumbling in the grass.  Her brush strokes offer gestures that create movement through areas of lifted out color, while trees in the  background are subtly present supporting the nature spirits in their play.

Crow Gather Study, 9 x 12, watercolor, ©2011 Helen Klebesadel

Most evenings at dusk the crows in my neighborhood gather one place to socialize and caw their messages to the world.  When they chose the large maple that shades my studio I feel like I’ve been chosen to receive a special blessing.  I  consider it an auspicious occasion.  I am happy with this image and plan to revisit it in a way that more strongly associates night arriving with the gathering of the crows.

Thank you for enjoying our creative journey with us.

I am now making my daily works for this project available for sale online in my Meylah shop here: http://meylah.com/HelenKle​besadel  I post them each day after they are posted in the blog.