flowers, human figure, oil, painting

Hummingbird and Flowers (detail), oil on board, 14 by 18 in. Emilia Kallock 2017

For this painting, I was inspired by Japanese erotic prints, vintage Playboy magazines and flower catalogues.  I looked at Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam for her outstretched hand.  See full painting under 2017 work.

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Children in a Pine Tree, oil on board, 12 by 14 in. Emilia Kallock 2017

Painting to celebrate Earth Day.  May we leave a healthy wholesome place for future generations.  Reward for sitting for live painting: a bit of organic applesauce cake and deviled (from free range) eggs. Asking the kids to sit any longer than five minutes on a beautiful spring day just didn’t seem feasible or constructive.  Remainder of painting completed in studio.

Americana, amor, sketches, watercolor

The first painting is an illustration to the following poem from the 1200s by a woman from Antwerp.

Knowing love in herself.

I do not complain of suffering for Love,

It is right that I always obey her,

For I can know her only as she is in herself,

Whether she commands in storm or in stillness.

This is a marvel beyond my understanding,

Which fills my whole heart

And makes me stray wild in a desert.

 

The other sketch is about control, and the last two are about people coming together to talk about exciting new ideas.