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Friday, October 31, 2014

Back to Spring #103014

Back to Spring · water soluble colored pencil · 17 x 14 inches framed · $200

To keep up with drawing skills together with my love of color, I experiment with a vast collection of colored pencils. The water applied after setting down the pencil tones caused some running and smearing, giving this work a unique appearance, especially the delicate petals of the tulips. I had laid out the flowers and in a doodling way, they happened to line up in this vine-like pattern. The rhythm and gesture seem dancelike to me.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Summer's Favorite #102814

This one speaks for itself. It is my favorite painting of
this year!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

About Spring

About Spring

I'm happy to announce I have joined Daily Paint Works Auctions.

Soon I will install the jazzy widget they provide. 
If you go to Daily Paintworks.com, please look for Libby Gilpatric in the list of members to view my entries. Some are auction pages. Some are a single option to Buy Now. Some are both.

Meanwhile, you can always beat the rush to add this to your collection. Press the button below.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Exit Summer 2014


Loose Lips

acrylic, 5x5, 1/2"plywood panel, $100
S&H $10

Experimenting with a wee hand turned vase and a single lily, I was excited to see unusual shapes of color twisting and turning - luring the eye into mysterious places. Does it leave you feeling intrigued or conflicted? Sure of something or ambivalent? One thing is certain: I had so much fun painting this, more petite mysteries are in the works!

I would welcome your comment below on this form. If you would like to add it to your collection you may contact me here or just 

Ready to Exit Summer 2014 #141020

Heavenly Hydrangea

acrylic  5x5  Still Life  $100

On the eve of a likely First Frost, this Heavenly Hydrangea popped right up to be counted among the Last of the Living.
Make it yours by *clicking here to bid* or

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Birds of a Feather 2

Northern Harrier

colored pencil  8x8  $225

Known to migrate south in winter, I find plenty to eat right here along Rhode Island Sound. This is me last winter hunting at a ground popular with rivals for food and human onlookers - those creatures whose singular eyes are little black boxes, some very, very long and so heavy they have to prop them up on a stick.  Whenever they see me and my scrappy dinner mates, those humans start jumping up and down chattering to one another. They run back and forth in little groups like tiny sanderlings along the beach waves.
 I'm spotting a Snowy Owl over there -- let's see if I can sample her dinner.

Find this painting of me at

Birds of a Feather 
October 18 - November 1

Katherine Lovell Gallery & Studio
3895 Main Road
Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island 02878
Hours: Thursday - Sunday  12-5

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Birds of a Feather

Some migrate -- not me! I love my winter diet -- looking for those little guys from up here!

Red-tailed Hawk
colored pencil  8x8  $225.

I will be showing at Birds of a Feather now through mid-November 
along with my food rival you will meet tomorrow.
We are decidedly handsome and collectible!

To purchase, please visit or contact

Kathrine Lovell Studio & Gallery
3895 Main Road
Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island 02878

Opening Reception Saturday, October 18, 3–6 PM

Friday, October 10, 2014

Exit Summer Series 10.10.14

Strawbery Mousse

still life
6 x 8
oil on panel

Just in time for the Holidays!

Purchase directly here or

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Exit Summer 10.07.14

Beach View Cottage
oil, framed in natural wood

$125.00 plus $10.00 shipping

   with  Pay Pal                              Or contact me here to purchase

Just across the road from the Foggy Beach of yesterday's post. Turn your head and there's another painting. No wonder Painters called this place Paradise.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Summers Last #5

Beach Fogged In

8 x 10 in Carved Silvered Wood Frame
To purchase contact me here or


Today on my way to the studio gratitude surged for yet another brilliant fall day and the privilege of working in a studio in one of the most charming villages on the Southcoast of New England. Visitors appeared today from many different parts of the country - Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tiverton newcomers, to name a few. One man came exploring the possibility of becoming a painter upon his retirement from practicing law. The enthusiasm and variety of my visitors fuels my zest for painting.

Earlier this week we saw days such as this one in Beach Fogged In.  The horizon at the beach looks hazier, morning fog not quite burned off. The sky shows both fish-scale and cumulus clouds - a promise of rain.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Summer's Last #4

Pond Pink
5 x 7
in a Natural Wood Box Frame

Another of Summer's Last - #4


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Summer's Last #3 As Promised

#3  Zinnias' Mate

acrylic, 4 x 6, framed in faux antique gilding
$80.00 for purchase at Pay Pal or meet me at the studio tomorrow, or by appointment.


Thank you Kelley, for your remark about what a good hostess present these two would make!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Summer's Last #2 of 31

4 x 6 in an anitiqued gold carved frame

#2 of 31 in the October Summer's End Series

This wee bouquet captures the spirit of the new style of zinnias on the market this year -  tiny with a range of luscious pinks, yellows and oranges, some with brilliant colorful starburst on a white background.
This one has a mate you'll see on the next post.
If you have a place for it, you can contact me here or purchase directly with PayPal

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Walk the Line


What it feels like to be THIS SHOE: 

high fashion 

just some words describing this amazing bit of personal adornment 
borrowed from and painted in the garden of my late friend  
whose spirit hangs out in my studio calling upon me from time to time

I hear you say,  "Think you have your lost your mind!"
After such a long break from you, My Dear Readers, do I have your attention?

OK OK! I know it is not perfectly executed. 'S watercolor and the ink ran over the intended line here and there. Painted freely from observation - silk brocade! No preliminary drawing. No plan.
If you think I would part with this, better think again. 
Anyway. I'm back. Do stick around. I'm going to do a back flip the day after tomorrow. 
Watch what's up with Gilpatric Studio in Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island?

drawing ink on mylar
5"x 7"
the $un the moon and the $tar$