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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Baby Room Original Paintings and Prints of Animals by k Madison Moore


Baby's Special Friends

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A Special Gift for Special Friends
Commissions Welcome for Similar Concept

Animal Portraits Series
16 x 20 Baby Oil Painting on Canvas



I framed this painting with a High Gloss White Lacquer Floater Frame
I love the way the channel between the edge of the painting and the inside edge
of the frame makes the painting look like it is floating.
Many colors available



This was a special gift for a special friend who is a Veterinarian. Last October I lost my sweet
pet cat Russian Blue named Maxwell at 17 years old. My vet took such great care of him. In
December I was till broken hearted and when Andrew ( my Vet) heard this he got me another
beautiful baby Russian immediately that we named Pita or Petee.

When I found out that he and his wife were expecting I wanted to show my gratitude so I painted this
for their new son Hudson. They loved it! The title of their's is "Hudson's Special Friends." You can see his name across the book that the little owl on the crib is holding.
I can personalize yours with any name you want and anywhere you want within the print.

Commissions are Available for a Similar Concept
Your elements, your colors, your size, what ever makes you happy.

Cards with Matts are also available upon request.
Thank You Cards, Place Cards and other printed
items available upon request.

This makes a great gift for a Baby Shower. Maybe along with a box of 6 Matted 
Mini Print Gift Cards??

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Frida Kahlo The strength of the Magnolia is also symbolic of self-respect and self-esteem. Oil Painting by k Madison Moore


Frida’s Magnolias
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Forever Frida Series

14 x 18 Frida Kahlo Oil Painting on Canvas

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Frida's Magnolia / Floral Painting




This is another dream. I was researching Frida and found this lovely 
painting she created of Magnolias and other flowers. That night I had a
dream of Frida surrounded by Magnolias and wearing her arrangement
in her painting as a headpiece.  Went to my studio early am and started 
right in and this is what evolved. Love it when things like this happen.
I dream so much of my work that I have even started a new series titled

Only in My Dreams 
This will be all kinds of work, 
all subjects, no series, just dreams.
What do you think?

There are so many meanings for the representation of the Magnolia that can refer to Frida. Maybe that is why she favored them. Here are a few.

The Pear Cactus Flower is a representation of life and death existing in many of Frida Kahlo's paintings. Also in the right of the flower arrangement there is a open calla lily which is not very obvious at all. The artist put it there most likely because calla lily is the favorite color of her husband Diego Rivera and it showed up in lots of Diego's paintings.

The Magnolia Tree was named after a French Botanist Pierre Magnolia in the 1600’s. The scent of the flower depend on which variety of Magnolia is used. Each color leads to a different meaning.  The White Magnolia Flowers stand for purity and perfection.

During the Victorian times, the magnolia flowers symbolized dignity, nobility, poise, and pride. 

The strength of its bloom is also symbolic of self-respect and self-esteem.

 Since these flowers represent durability, strength of character, and bearing, they are widely used in weddings.

 Magnolias are also associated with the life force and therefore can be sent over on the occasion of birth.

 These flowers also represent a love of nature.








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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Waltz is a dance in triple time. Waltz Paintings by k Madison Moore



Melodies of After Six I and II
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Dance Paintings Series

20 x 48 Dance Oil Painting on Canvas

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I painted a piece titled ‘Waltz by The Light of The Moon”. My new collectors fell in love with the concept but they wanted their own original.
Then they decided that they wanted a two part canvas to be connected in some way but yet be able to stand on it’s own without the other. I connected them by the huge tree and the sky and by adding musicians to the right canvas.

They also purchased a painting from me titled “After Six”. They fell in love with the redhead, her face, her big pink hat, the hot pink shirt and her floral shirt. They decided they wanted her to be the pianist in their Waltz painting and we would call this composition ‘ “Melodies of After Six”

What fun these collectors are to work with. They now have a few new scenarios’s for future paintings featuring “After Six” which of course is her name now.

If you have an idea for a special painting please email me. I would love to work with you.







 Melodies of After Six I


Melodies of After Six II



After Six  - Pianist



After Six


Dance by The Light of The Moon




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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pink Nude Oil Paintings by k Madison Moore Lost in My Dreams




 

Lost in My dreams
©k Madison Moore

Commission

Emotions in Color Series

24" x 30" Pink Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

This is kind of a sister painting the the nude Painting I posted yesterday.
It is obviously for the same collector. They love this pink and my use of 
light so now they have two beautiful, classy, glowing pink nude paintings
to their growing collection.

Thank you Ralph and Caryn

If you have an idea for a painting that you would like to see
come to life, email me :)











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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pink Glowing Nude Oil Painting Visions of Beauty by k Madison Moore




Visions of Beauty
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Commission

Emotions in Color Series

30" x 30" Fine Art Floral Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

My collector loved is first floral nude that I painted for him ( below) so much
that he commissioned me to paint another. I don't know which one I like better.
The pink has really grown on me now so I have a few more pink nudes that 
I will be  painting soon. 

If you have an idea for a painting that you would like to see
come to life, email me :)








Broken Dreams
Inspired by Loni's Anderson's Turquoise Necklace
Gift from Burt Reynolds

A beautiful but sad story





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Friday, June 5, 2015

Cats in Clothes Paintings, Audrey by k Madison Moore


Audrey
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I painted this one with Audrey Hepburn in mind.
She was so prissy and feminine but so classy 
as well. I love white persians and their expressions.
The classic black and white dress with a touch of
 pink and big plumed hat was just perfect for my
snooty but cutie Audry.

Cats in Clothes Paintings Series

6 x 8 Cat Portrait Oil Painting on Canvas




“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” ~Charles Dickens


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Morris the cat is serious about the Phillies. Baseball Cat Oil Painting by k Madison Moore


Morris Gets Serious 
© k.Madison Moore

Morris gets very serious when he puts his Phillies
clothes on. He always wears them to the games
for good luck. He will smile only the the Philles win.
Watch for Morris again, maybe with a smile next time!

Cats in Clothes Paintings Series

6 x 8 Cat Portrait Oil Painting on Canvas


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Monday, June 1, 2015

New York Giants Cats in Clothes Painting Keepin My Eye on That Ball by k Madison lore


Keepin My Eye on That Ball!!

© k.Madison Moore

The last time Joe went to the game he missed the
winning play when he got distracted.
This time he's not missing a thing!

Cats in Clothes Paintings Series

6 x 8 Cat Portrait Oil Painting on Canvas



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Sunday, May 17, 2015

She was glowing in the dark. Blue Nude Original Oil Painting Radiance by k Madison Moore


Radiance

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Emotions in Blue Series
 11 x 14 Blue Nude Oil Painting on Canvas



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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Big Eyes Painting Margaret's Children Original Oil Painting Inspired by Margarete Keane by k Madison Moore


Margaret and Her Children

Homage to Margaret Keane - Big Eyes Artist


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Painting with The Masters Series

14 x 18 Big Eyes Oil Painting on Canvas




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I used to see these Big Eyes paintings all the time growing up. I thought they were so cute. I even did some sketches years ago of my own Big Eyes Kids and never did anything with them. I had no idea who the artist was or the story behind it until recently when the movie Big Eyes was advertised and released. I really enjoyed the movie.

Margaret stated that “giving away her paintings made her feel like she was losing a child." Of course I thought this would be a good theme for a composition. Being that she is alive and because of her bio, I felt I didn’t want to come too close to her children. 

Margaret spent years hidden in the attic of their home knocking out hundreds of paintings. She even hid it from her daughter. Most of her paintings were designed around her daughter as she had no other model. Yet, her daughter had no idea her mother was the artist. Margarette felt very guilty that she lied to her daughter and this was also a force for her to tell the world the truth.

So this is a homage to Margaret who’s portrait sits on the easel and she is surrounded by her children in the attic where she paints.  These are “My” Big Eyes kids and not hers. I had to make my eyes so different. The eyes of her children kind of freaks me out. I think it’s is how big she makes the pupils. I believe Tim Burton used some of her works for some of his scary movies. All in all, still cute.

It was a fun painting but I really challenged myself with so many faces and soooo many eyes! Took a very long time to complete.


Enjoy 
Margaret and Her Children




Here's a Link to The Move


Margaret Kean today


Margaret D. H. Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins; September 15, 1927) is an American artist who mainly paints women, children, and animals with big eyes in oil or mixed media.

Her ex-husband Walter Keane used to sell her paintings signed with his name; she allowed him to do so because he used to sell every piece.  Women artists at that time were not noticed or respected. 

They became millionaires and lived a lavish lifestyle. Walter would sell Margarette’s paintings for up to $50,000 per painting.

Margaret grew tired of hiding that fact that she was the true artist. She went as far as to attempt to change her style just so she could show her work. She eventually  had it an sued Walter for a divorce and for slander.

Keane's works are recognizable by the oversize, doe-like eyes of her subjects.
In the 1960s, her artwork was sold under the name of her husband, Walter Keane 
who claimed credit for it.

In 1970, Keane announced to the world, via radio broadcast, that she was the true creator of the paintings.

 Margaret Keane sued Walter in the subsequent slander suit; the judge demanded that the litigants paint a painting in the courtroom, but Walter declined, citing a sore shoulder. Margaret then produced a painting in 53 minutes. The jury awarded her damages of $4 million.

On November 1, 1964, she left him and moved from San Francisco to Hawaii, where she met Honolulu sports writer Dan McGuire. She divorced Keane in 1965 and married McGuire in 1970. After she moved to Hawaii and became one of  Jehovah’s Witness, , her work took on a happier, brighter style. Keane's website now advertises her work as having "tears of joy" or "tears of happiness"

Actresses  Joan Crawford and Natalie Wood commissioned Keane to paint their portraits. In the 1990s, Tim Burton, a Keane artwork collector and later director of the film  Big Eyes (about Keane), commissioned the artist to paint a portrait of his then-girlfriend Lisa Marie.

As of 2015, Keane lives in Napa County, California. She is 92 years old and still paints every day.Such an inspiration.