Painting in progress 4/25/19

paintings

Dedicated to Charles- 1/4 around the globe so far, painting outdoors- something new-

Painting in progress 4/25/19

paintings

Dedicated to Charles- 1/4 around the globe so far, painting outdoors- something new-

Secret Garden Design

fantasy, flowers, landscape, nature, northwest art, paintings

Even though I created this garden design painting in the states, it’s fitting I post about it now in Chile, initially inspired by the dreamy courtyard gardens at Huilquilemu – a large Spanish era colonial villa southeast of Santiago used for community festivals and currently under restoration by the local university. The garden in Chile was originally planted by a well traveled widow 150 years ago that brought plants from all over the world for her yard. When I visited, the space was a little wild, but that added to the mystery of the place. Araucaria (monkey Puzzle tree, indigenous to Chile) palm and pine shaded the geometric layout of the grounds.

finished Secret Garden Design, 50 by 50 in. watercolor on repurposed wallpaper, Emilia Kallock 2019,. Huilquilemu as well as the two parks in Seattle (Greenlake and Volunteers Park) created by the Olmstead Brothers in the early 1900s inspired greatly my “secret garden” design here. My painting explains the type of trees and plants to comprise the approximately 2 acre garden as well as the surrounding wall plantings and the 4 additional entrances besides the main gate. I chose the trees according to aesthetics and viability in the Pacific Northwest. My grandmothers in Chile and Washington State were both avid gardeners and both planted gardens where they lived, leaving a legacy of a large variety trees, plants and flowers. Many of these are drawn into the secret garden blueprint.

landscape, oil
The Many Definitions of Red in China, 60 by 48 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

The Many Definitions of Red in China, oil on canvas, 60 by 48 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

The Many Definitions of Red in China, oil on canvas, 60 by 48 in.

Calendar

Events and Exhibitions, landscape, still life

Two new oils and one watercolor painting on exhibition February 2016 for the Art Aloft show Stanwood, WA, an annual judged group show organized by the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild.  Artist reception Friday Feb. 12th, from 5pm till 7pm. The show runs from Feb. 13th until Feb. 27th.

Still Life #1, oil on board, 22 by 22 in. Emilia Kallock 2015

Still Life #1, oil on board, 22 by 22 in. Emilia Kallock 2015

Bowmans Bay, December

landscape, paintings
Bowmans Bay, WA, oil on board, 12 by 18 in. Emilia Kallock 2015

Bowmans Bay, WA, oil on board, 12 by 18 in. Emilia Kallock 2015

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Bowmans Bay near Deception Pass, WA, plein aire December 16, 2015.  I could only work for about two hours as it was about 40 degrees F,- my hands got too cold- I need to find a way to preserve dexterity and warmth!

landscape, paintings, still life

Working on some smaller paintings for holiday sale.

Watercolor Portrait

portraits

This portrait was done live with my portable watercolor backpacking materials and Matt, the sitter and I both sat on a boulder at end of a long hike to Lake Dorothy in the Washington Cascade Mountains.  It took about 15-20 min.

Matt Among the Boulders, watercolor on paper, 11 x 8 in.  Emilia Kallock 2015

Matt Among the Boulders, watercolor on paper, 11 x 8 in. Emilia Kallock 2015