Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Painting Sale

Shears
Kate Kern Mundie
oil on mylar, 4 x 6 inches, 2007
archivally matted and framed at 11 x 14 inches
I have not offered a holiday sale in four or five years. Since it has been so long, I am offering a selection of small framed paintings. Now you will not have to worry about how to present the work, or wait while a framer frames the painting, or even pay extra for the frame. You can follow this link to see prices and use PayPal to purchase a painting.

Below you can see how the work is framed.


Pliers
Kate Kern Mundie
oil on mylar, 4 x 6 inches, 2007
archivally matted and framed at 11 x 14 inches

Teapot
Kate Kern Mundie
oil on mylar, 6 x 5.5 inches, 2006
archivally matted and framed at 14 x 11 inches




Still Life for Warren
Kate Kern Mundie
oil on mylar, 8 x 6 inches, 2006
archivally matted and framed at 14 x 11 inches



SOLD Fiestaware Pitcher
Kate Kern Mundie
oil on paper, 8 x 7 inches, 2006
archivally framed at 9 x 8 inches





All of the paintings above are presented matted under glass in a 14 x 11-inch waxed maple frame.

Below, is a painting done at Eastern State Penitentiary, America's most haunted prison (okay, I just made that up, but it could be true). The photo on was taken right after is was painted before it was varnished and framed. The color on the left is truer than the example on the right. The image on the right is to display how the painting is framed.

Keyhole
(Eastern State Penitentiary)

Kate Kern Mundie
oil on museum board, 10 x 8 inches, 2007
archivally framed at 11 x 9 inches




framed in waxed maple 10 x 8 inches




Highland Road (A93)
Kate Kern Mundie
oil on paper, 8 x 5.5 inches, 2006
archivally framed at 9 x 6.5 inches

framed in waxed maple 9  x 6.5 inches


SOLDFlowers for Vuillard
Kate Kern Mundie
oil on panel, 14 x 12 inches, 2008
archivally framed at 15 x 13 inches
framed in waxed maple 15 x 13 inches


Lilies
Kate Kern Mundie
oil on mylar, 8 x 6 inches, 2007
archivally matted and framed at 14 x 11 inches
matted and framed at 14 x 11 inches










Friday, November 18, 2011

Hero’s Lamps

Kate Kern Mundie, Hero's Lamps, oil on masonite, 14 x 12 inches


I have started a new series of paintings related to mythology.  This is an interior view with a still life of lamps in a cottage on the high bluffs on the Atlantic side of Cape Cod. However, as I painted it, I wondered if these lamps could have been Hero’s lamps for illuminating Leander’s way across the Hellespont. Is this the room after the lamps have been extinguished and Hero has thrown herself into the sea? Or are the lamps waiting to be lit in the evening expecting Leander to arrive?

If you are not familiar with the story:
Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, lived in a tower on one side of the Hellespont (Turkey's "Sea of Helles" now called the Dardanelles), and was courted by Leander who lived on the other side of the strait. Leander swims across the strait guided by Hero’s lamp in the tower. Leander persuades Hero to give up her virtue and their tryst continues nightly through the summer. A storm arises but Hero begs Leander to swim to her that night. The winds blow out Hero’s lamp and Leander loses his way in the stormy sea and is drowned.  On finding out that her lover has died, Hero jumps from her tower and is lost to the sea, too.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sewing Machines

Kate Kern Mundie, Sewing Machine, 6 x 8 inches, ink on paper


Sewing machine is a wonderful still life object. The sleek design and silhouette of an old machine is a pleasure to draw and paint.

The first three images are of  a peddle powered machine in a sewing cabinet and the last image is a portable table top Singer from the 1920's.

Kate Kern Mundie, Sewing Machine No. 3, 16 x 20 inches, oil on masonite


Sewing and sewing machines appear throughout art history, whether as a symbol or as a part of the female interior world

Kate Kern Mundie, Sewing Machine in the Red Room, 14 x 12 inches, oil on masonite
I use the sewing machine as still life object or as an interior paintings focus.

Kate Kern Mundie, Sewing Machine and Sari, 12 x 9 inches, oil on linen
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