Waiting for one of my daughters to be done with testing finished up another ballerina sketch. White charcoal on tonal grey paper is my current obsession. So smooth on application #ballerina #ballet #dancer #toeshoes #pointeshoes #art #figuredrawing #figurativeart #sketch #drawing #illustration #interiordesign #art #artcollector #losangeles #longbeach #decor #abstractart #belgium #madrid #gallery

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Busy week being mom so just a quick sketch today  

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Stuck her in front of my treadmill to figure out the next step. I’m tempted to leave her as is. I love the rawness and subtle muscle. It’s extremely tricky To know WHEN to stop as an artist. I’ve ruined pieces before. My best advice to my daughters and budding artists is put it somewhere you can contemplate and think about it. Natural light is best. Sometimes it can be months before it hits you. Work on other ones while you wait the “click”. #ballerina #ballet #tutu #painting #figurepainting #figuredrawing #femaleform #art #interiordesign #losangeles #newyork #gallery#femaleartist #dancer

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Final work on 36x36 abstract ballerina #abstractart #art #ballerina #ballet #tutu #modernart #contemporaryart #artgallery #figurativeart #losangeles #longbeach #painting #interiordesign #artist

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Saturday long haul

worked three today. Two just dimension add ins and work on one of the ballerinas

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Started working on figurative but too much coffee from my daughters 6am swim practice soooo I worked my old solar painting and Boe says “hi” #abstractart #orange #art #artagallery #modernart #americanartist #painting #artist #sun #solar #solarflare #interiordesign

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Some work on newest ballerina #ballerina #ballet #dancer #tutu #abstractart #art #painting #modernart #interiordesign #figurativeart #gallery #decor

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A few retouched

Slight retouch of this koi 48x48, added in more dimension and bright contrasts. I like to think the koi I lost last month are living inside this piece. #abstractart #abstractthought #koi #contemporaryart #modernart #art #decor #gallery #exhibitionseries #americanartist #japan #largeart

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Added gold leaf  to the outer edges  

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this is a new ballerina I started 

In order to provide our home with 6 of us more room, I’m going through old art I outgrew and am repurposing them. Below I’m working with gold leaf on three old ones

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this one isn’t old, it’s for my niece’s Grad present

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My 1st ballerina painting. I’m going to redo her. Make her better  

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Started #3 in my Figurative Series. Quick sketch #ballerina #ballet #dance #illustration #painting #art #kelliethomaswalker #gallery #contemporaryart #classical #blackandwhite #interiordesign #figurativeart #modernart

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Very quick sketch on # 2. I ran out of black so my mom is running to get me some😘. Probably can’t see it (but I can) it’s a ballerina laying down legs stretched out, from neck down.

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1st on Figurative Series

cleaned up get legs point shoes and background. Added in flective lines the. Some sheer paint for dimension. I always line up my painting with the grooves of the wood floor when doing lines. It’s so easy to go crooked on accident. I used my smudger for the lines and highlights on her legs with quick flicks of my wrist. 

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Figurative Series

I’m doing final work on muscle definition and her tutu. Point shoes are done. About to start a second piece of my figurative exhibition series. I will have prints available. Feel free to share #kelliethomaswalker #workinprogress #gallery #ballet #balletshoes #figurativeart #modernart #pointeshoes #ballerina #dancer

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In attempting to occupy my mind while The Carr fire rips thru my hometown. I painted and made a cheesecake for my oldest 18th Bday. 

found solid video that my childhood home has burned. 

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Start of new exhibition series

quick 5 minute sketch on the start of my figure series. Focusing on dancers in motion and capturing the raw strength of their bodies that I truly admire. 

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The surprise painting I did of my niece for her graduation present. I posted a lot of pics because it’s hard to see in photos the metallic gold I used. Incredible dimension in person, catches the light beautifully 

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Off to their homes

Said goodbye to two of my paintings this past weekend.  I love these pieces so it's was extremely hard.  

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Commission 36x36. Based on my 48x48.  The collector loved the larger one but didn't have the space. Thick textures on the blooms

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And these are my old yucky floors. My husband installed new ones. Now the kitchen is next.  

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