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Broken Family

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Thursday, June 14, 2018, In : A Brush With Life 

Broken family.

I’ve heard this phrase slung around since I was a kid. It was always said in hushed and judging  tones. “Well, no wonder that happened. She comes from a broken home.” “What can you expect? He comes from a broken family.” But nobody ever explained why the family was broken, who broke it and how they broke it. There was just this horrible feeling of un-redeemability that surrounded the whole idea along with the idea that any bad thing that happened could and should be ...


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"Focus" On A New Body Of Work

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Saturday, March 22, 2014, In : All About The Eyes 

One of the ways I process the things that go on in my life, besides excessive chocolate consumption and binge series watching on Netflix, is to do a painting about it. Ever since my eye sight started getting blurry in early 2012, vision has been on my mind. I did one painting exploring my angst over the initial diagnosis of Keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease that causes the deterioration of the cornea and brings with it ghosting, double or triple images, severe sensitivity to sunlight, d...


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The Thing That Is Left Is Love

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Sunday, January 5, 2014, In : The Art of Painting 
  As an artist I have a tendency to feel like a failure for so many reasons; I don't use my talent enough, I don't make enough money selling art, I have too many other things I need to do, like to do, I don't draw every day, I don't work enough from live models, I'm not in a bunch of fancy galleries....When I allow those things to fill my mind making art becomes depressing instead of a joy. Then there will come opportunities that remind me what is really important about me making art. Today w...
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Hug A Chicken Day Painting

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Sunday, November 3, 2013, In : A Brush With Life 
Well, apparently November 5th is Hug-A-Chicken Day. Do we really need a day for that? I hug my chickens every day. My ladies bring to so much to my life. They provide me with humor, relaxation, inspiration and food every day, so I hug them every day. 
I told myself I'd do a painting for Hug-A-Chicken Day and take shots of it's progress to share with the rest of my chicken loving friends. When I saw this photo of an internet friend's daughter, I wanted to paint it. With her permission, of cours...
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Christmas Chickens

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Monday, December 3, 2012, In : The Art of Painting 
Here's a little painting from the Celestial Chickens series to help get you in the Christmas mood!

"Three Candy Canes"  by Kirsten Beitler   watercolor and gold leaf   12"X12"     



 

 
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Newest Chicken Painting

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, In : The Art of Painting 
Here's my latest Celestial Chicken. She's number six in the series. Isn't she a beauty?

 
 This is watercolor and silver leaf. 12 X 12"


 
The Chicken Chick

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Painting My Chicken

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : The Art of Painting 
I thought ya'll might like to see a bit of the "process" that goes in to my painting. Those are snarky air quotes because it's honestly nothing spectacular. I don't have a lot of great theory to back up my work, nor do I take it too seriously,maybe I'd be a better artist if I did. Who knows.
One of my hens died so I thought I'd add her to my Celestial Chickens series. The Celestial Chickens are just fun to paint. It's not a portrait of a person, so the stress of a true likeness is gone and chi...

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The Studio Tour

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : The Art of Painting 

 
                                                    
 
So it took me about 2 weeks to spiff up the studio for this tour. I tend to be a bit of a hoarder and messy when in the midst of a project. I went through stacks of papers, stowed things in closets and placed my junk on shelves in artistic arrangements. I vacuumed eraser dust, charcoal, gold leaf flakes and spider webs out from behind the desk, scrubbed the floor and the baseboards.The bathroom in the studio is the only place in our house ...
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Christmas Chicken

Posted by Kirsten Beitler on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : The Art of Painting 
Here's the latest from my celestial chickens series, Three Candy Canes.  Watercolor, acrylic, gold pigment and gold leaf on 150 lb cold press watercolor paper.         Merry Christmas!



 





 

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Kirsten Beitler I am an florist, artist, teacher, and single mom of four boys, not necessarily in that order depending on the day! This blog is about all the things that interest me; art, relationships, friends, kids, teaching, adoption, being a Mormon, chickens, divorce, therapy, essential oils, gardening...you know,totally normal stuff.
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