Great Blue

Great Blue
KAPOW 2020 Week 15Digital PaintingOctober 4, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

I have been watching Great Blue Herons hunt on the beach quite often in the last few months. Utterly still….and then….KAPOW! They strike their prey in the water. I tried to capture some of that energy here. The flatness of the body, the abstract background, and the refraction of the legs and beak juxtapose with the motion and starkness of the heron’s head–the left side of the painting versus the right side.

It will get the fish!

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Bum Swirl

Bum Swirl
KAPOW 2020 Week 14LeatherworkSeptember 27, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

The KAPOW this week was to make a leather seat pad for a very hard Ikea stool that I have been using at the computer desk. The stool needed something to alleviate the pressure points. This is the second large-ish leather project I have done in the last few months, and I have learned a lot about making patterns, planning ahead, knowing where to place your fasteners ahead of time, and that I need to learn more about applying dye and colors. The swirl was added as a decorative motif–I like swirls. I am curious if it will leave an indentation.

Here are some photos of the making process

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

KAPOW Logo Attempt 1

KAPOW Logo Attempt 1
KAPOW 2020 Week 13DrawingSeptember 20, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week I created a logo for the KAPOW (as the KAPOW). I will be the first to admit that it came out a bit odd….. I and not sure how long this logo will remain the KAPOW logo, so enjoy it while it does.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Heron, Boat, Smoke, Pier

Heron, Boat, Smoke, Pier
KAPOW 2020 Week 12photographySeptember 12, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

The KAPOW this week is a photograph from an early morning walk on the beach in Fort Worden State Park. The ubiquitous smoke (and fog) totally washed away any contrast between water and sky–where does one end and the other begin? The Great Blue Heron flying to the right, juxtaposed with the implied motion of the (anchored) sailboat to the left creates a story taking place in the row/zone across the photo framed by the pier. I tried a crop without the pier and the photo lost some of its life. The pier gives enough implied transition between water and sky to inform the rest of the scene and place it in context of the otherwise gradient background. The otters that were swimming just below the sailboat in the photo (the dots in line with the heron) wanted to be in the story as well……we will leave them out of this story. They have a story of their own here.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Cloud Study 1

Clouds Study 1
KAPOW 2020 Week 11photographySeptember 6, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

The Olympic Peninsula has spectacular cloudscapes. This week, there were many, many interesting clouds. Here, for the KAPOW, I include a photographic study of three cloud scenes. I am sure there will be more cloud studies as the KAPOW goes forward (so I am including a sequence number).

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

A Morning at the Beach

A Morning at the Beach
KAPOW 2020 Week 10photographyAugust 30, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

A great late-summer week on the Olympic Peninsula required many walks on the beach……which meant that other planned KAPOW projects did not get complete. KAPOW 2020 week 10 includes a set of three photographs from an early morning walk on the beach at extreme low tide.

Photo #1: The August Snow Globe
Photo #2: Great Blue
Photo #3: Big Bird and Little Bird

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Eagle vs. Otter

Eagle vs. Otter
KAPOW 2020 Week 9photographyAugust 19, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

On an early morning walk along the beach, we were watching a family of otters (there were five) eating some sort of sea snack on a rock just out from the beach (fish? crab?). A bald eagle swooped in, I suppose trying to steal the food prize (as eagles do). I snapped a series of pictures on my phone and stitched them together here in one frame. The eagle swooped in, but did not get the prize.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Del Monte

Del Monte
KAPOW 2020 Week 7photographyAugust 7, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Four photos from atop Del Monte Ridge–just east of Constance Pass–in the Olympics. The hike up was a marathon along the Dosewallips River and then up-up-up. The totals were: somewhere around 25 miles (out-and-back), 4000+ feet of elevation, and 13.5 hours! The day was mostly cloudy and afforded these amazing views of the rolling clouds.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Hot Suede

Hot Suede
KAPOW 2020 Week 6leather workAugust 1, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week I created a suede trivet/hot mat. Is it art? Craft? It is KAPOW. What is your definition of art?

Here are some photos of the creation process.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..