One Up Mushroom Painting- Sold!

Americana, fantasy

First of the 2016 One Up Mushroom Paintings sold!

1up Mushrooms

Happy Birthday

Americana, amor, animals, painting

Happy Birthday!, acrylic on canvas, 62 by 50 in. Emilia Kallock, 2018

I drew from various points of inspiration for this piece, starting with it being the year of the dog on the Chinese Zodiac.  The dog is red, like Clifford, the big red dog from school storybooks, and adapted to look like a Labradoodle, which I’ve sometimes considered as my totem animal. Dogs in general to me are creatures of play and protection, and I like them because they demand fun if you want to make them happy and are loyal companions.  Mixed in its fur are Japanese paper cranes and flowers symbolizing peace.  There’s rain in the background because I live in the Pacific Northwest of the North American continent, where it rains a lot.

Forest Picnic 

Americana, northwest art, painting

Lounging Forest Salmon Picnic, watercolor and pen on paper, 12 by 9 in. Emilia Kallock, 2017

Masculino y Desayuno, watercolor and pen on paper, 9 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock, 2017

Trees Are Not Agricultural Products, watercolor on paper, 12 by 9 in. Emilia Kallock, 2017

Recumbent Bosque Portrait, watercolor on paper, 7 by 10.5 in. Emilia Kallock, 2017

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.

 

 

 

 

Americana, human figure, nature, northwest art, plein aire

I produced only four live paintings during the Cascadia festival last weekend- three standing from the dance platform at the River Stage looking in various directions, and one of my friend napping in the hot tent at our campsite.  There were simply too many fascinating beautiful things to focus on at this world class gathering in the forest.  I plan to work of photographs for the next pieces.

Americana, painting
Painting from Facebook, acrylic on industrial wallpaper,

Painting from Facebook, acrylic on industrial wallpaper, 47 by 55 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

The Painting from Facebook

This turned out to be an interesting piece.  It’s a collage from a ‘call for ideas of what to paint’ query among my Facebook friends. In this sense it is a collective piece, and not my own. Among the donated images I used an elderly woman as the central character, and formed a narrative from there. From what I can see, she abnegates all that which exploits life in an unethical and unsustainable way.