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ever-changing moods

30.00"W x 24.00"H x 1.5"D

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Kelly Witmer

LOS ANGELES, CA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: colorful, fashion, figure, face, mixed media, woman, portrait

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 30"W x 24"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2016

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Many colors were used to evoke a mood on this large portrait painting.

The biggest problem to exist as an artist has always been the struggle to make a living. For years I tried to balance work and art, with art eventually taking a back seat. After many years, I've finally found a place where I can live simply, cheaply, peacefully and most important, creatively. I've split my time between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA for the past four years. It's long been a place that attracts artists and musicians, and the wide open spaces and interesting characters feed me with inspiration. Besides a big studio, I have room for a growing number of odd animals to keep me company. For now I'm giving myself the freedom to explore and follow my whims, rather than agonize over creating a "cohesive body of work". Yet somehow, without the agony, I think it's coming together and making sense. Last year I lucked into a trade for an old beat up kiln, and have been teaching my self how to work with clay. I enjoy bouncing between 2D and 3D ways of thinking. Working with clay and abstraction in paint is gradually transforming my figurative work. I'm enjoying the journey.

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