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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

After Six Boutique Oil Painting on Canvas by k Madison Moore



After Six Boutique
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After Six Series
16 x 20 Boutique Interior Oil Painting on Canvas

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This is year another painting designed for my collectors for the 
After Six Series. I love that this series is ongoing and that the collectors
have such creative minds. It makes everything so much more fun.

My collectors wanted After Six in a boutique setting with several choices
of formal wear in many shades of mostly pinks. They also wanted her original
outfit somewhere in the piece. The hot pink shirt and the white top with pink 
and blue flowers on hangers is the from the original After Six painting.
You can see the other paintings in this series in my recent previous posts.

Now my collectors are deciding on another painting for this series. I have
so many fun choices of where she is going or will be next so stayed tuned for
more of the After Six Series.

If you have a painting in mind for the After Six Series  please email me. The series
is open for anyone that would like to jump in and add their own painting to this
series. How fun is that!


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Monday, July 27, 2015

Reflections After Six, Landscape Oil Painting by k Madison Moore



Reflections After Six
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Landscapes in Oils Series

20” x 30” Landscape Oil Painting on Canvas

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Well, this is something I haven’t done for many years.  Didn’t even think
about painting landscapes until my collector requested me to do two for him
and now that he saw these he has commissioned me for another.

My collectors have created their own little series around a painting I did titled After Six.
When they received it, even though a small piece, they fell in love with everything
in the painting, her face, her hair, her eyes and especially the hot pink skirt.

Since their purchase of “After Six” I have now painted several and cross re
referencing her in some way in each painting. In my last painting she was 
subtly in the background as the pianist.  

In this painting she is trying the retrieve her hat from the lake.
I loved painting the reflections of the trees and bridge  and especially
the water lilies. Another nice piece to add to the After Six Series
along with Forever in Love that I posted yesterday. ( photo below)
More to come!

Enjoy.

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Forever in Love


After Six ( Original)



Melodies of After Six ( Pianist in background, small)







Sunday, July 26, 2015

Forever in Love, Contemporary Landscape Oil Painting by k Madison Moore



Forever in Love
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Landscapes in Oils Series

20” x 30” Landscape Oil Painting on Canvas

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Well, this is something I haven’t done for many years. Didn’t even think
about painting landscapes until my collector requested me to do two for him
and now that he saw these he has commissioned me for another.

My collectors have created their own little series around a painting I did titled After Six.
When they received it, even though a small piece, they fell in love with everything
in the painting, her face, her hair, her eyes and especially the hot pink skirt.

Since their purchase of “After Six” I have now painted several and cross re
referencing her in some way in each painting. In my last painting she was 
subtly in the background as the pianist.  In this painting she was here and 
left her hat and scarf and book….or maybe she is just taking a walk around the 
beautiful floral lake to look at the swans.

Swans only have one mate in life. My collectors still have a love affair in their
marriage after 30 years so we have decided to name this painting
Forever in love.

Enjoy.

Stay tuned for the next After Six Paintings

Thank you Ralph and Caryn for the great commission projects


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After Six Original

This is the painting that started the "After Six Series"



Melodies of After Six

She is the pianist very small in the background left painting




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Friday, July 10, 2015

She Dreams in Blue Nude Oil Painting by k Madison Moore


She Dreams in Blue

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Emotions in Blue Series

14 x 18 Blue Nude Oil Painting on Canvas

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She Dreams in Blue (sequel to "The Pawnbroker's Stepdaughter")

The tiptoes on the bedroom floor
These quiet eyes are spinning in the dark
The secret wish that none will know
She keeps it locked up in her pale heart

Wait for it, it's tired and it's true
Wait for it, it's all she ever knew

She dreams in blue
Wait for it, it's all she ever knew

The background hum of city streets
And whispers from the neighbors intertwine
The distant glow of beacon lights are 
Breaking through the cracks between the blinds

Wait for it, it's hiding out of view
Wait for it, it's all she ever knew

She dreams in blue
Wait for it, it's all she ever knew

She opens up her weary eyes
The foggy cloud of vision fills the air
She strains to make some sense of all the
Abstract shapes and colors everywhere

But all the blue just fades away dissolving in a haze of grey
And lost inside her empty mind is everything she tried to find
And all the blue just fades away, she lost it in a haze of grey

She dreams in blue
Wait for it, it's all she ever knew




Thursday, July 9, 2015

Her Black Swan Original Oil Painting by k Madison Moore



Her Black Swan
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“But when the swan departs, you shall remain behind, like an abandoned woman.” - Sri Guru Granth Sahib


This is something different for me with a totally different palette. Sometimes we have to just go with the flow and paint whatever
 comes in mind so that is what I did. 

 Is the Black Swan her mate, her lover, her friend?
Can you tell this story? I am leaving this one to you.
Would love to hear your rendition :)

Figurative Series

14 x 18 Swan Floral Oil Painting on Canvas

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Portrait of Frida Kahlo in a Floral Dress Oil Painting by k Madison Moore




 Portrait of Frida Kahlo in a Floral Dress
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I have so much respect and admiration for Frida Kahlo and is why I have dedicated a series to her. If you are not familiar with her please click the enclosed links to read about her life. Her life was full of physical pain from a serious accident. I can relate. I also had a serious accident with many injuries including breaking my painting arm in half. I did not paint for 5 years and had to learn so much again. Frida is an inspiration to all women artists. Yesterday was her birthday and I wanted to post this then but was a bit under the weather.

This beautiful floral portrait is my birthday gift for Frida.
Happy Birthday Frida
Enjoy!

Forever Frida Series

16 x 20 Frida Kahlo Oil Painting on Canvas


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Frida Kahlo de Rivera born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954)  was a  Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits.[

Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous  tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.  Mexican and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as naive art or folk art.  Her work has also been described as surrealist, and in 1938 Andre Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo's art as a "ribbon around a bomb".Frida rejected the "surrealist" label; she believed that her work reflected more of her reality than her dreams.

Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many caused by a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people, and this isolation influenced her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best."  She also stated, "I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Original Art for Baby Rooms, Baby Shower Gifts, Animal Art, Baby's Special Friends by k Madison Moore


Baby's Special Friends
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A Special Gift for Special friends
Commissions Available for Similar Concepts

Animal Portraits Series
16 x 20 Baby Art 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.

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 Print Cards??


Fine Art Giclee Print
From the Original Oil Painting by k. Madison Moore

Printed on High quality heavyweight Epson Matte paper with Genuine Archival Epson Inks.
Signed on the image in gold ink
Ships mounted flat on  white board

Printed on 13" x 19" High quality heavyweight Epson Matte paper with Genuine Archival Epson Inks.
Signed with Gold ink on the image.
Ships mounted flat on 16x20  white board


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I paint in a wide variety of styles and subject matter. I invite you to visit me:

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“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” ~ Pablo Picasso
 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Frida's Magnolias Oil Painting on Canvas 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

Melodies of After Six, Waltz Dance 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




Saturday, June 13, 2015

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





Lost in My dreams
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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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Visions of Beauty Pink Nude Oil Painting 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 :)

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

A beautiful but sad story





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Saturday, June 6, 2015

It's Bitsy's Birthday, Cats in Clothes Paintings by k Madison Moore


Bitsy’s Birthday
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Bitsy is a year old today so her Mom dressed her
in her favorite color, red. Bitsy loves scottie dogs
so this is a special outfit her. Her little checkered
accessories and hat complete her special look.
Happy Birthday Bitsy

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


Cats in Clothes Paintings Series

6 x 8 Cat Portrait Oil Painting on Canvas




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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cat Portraits, 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

Cat Portrait Cats in Clothes Painting Baseball Morris Gets Serious by k Madison Moore


Morris Gets Serious 
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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

Cats in Clothes PaintingsSeries Keepin My Eye on That Ball by k Madison Moore


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




Sunday, May 17, 2015

Radiance Blue Nude Oil Painting Emotions in Blue Series by k Madison Moore


Radiance

 © k.Madison Moore


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






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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Homage to Margaret Keane Margaret and Her Children Original Oil Painting by k Madison Moore


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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 Movie


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.



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