I stop to paint my words.
Miniatures are practical and intimate.
I teach because I love it.
Aspen Love, 2″ x 1 1/4″, ink, acrylic, pastel, graphite, charcoal, cotton, ©CKS, 2007
My Beautiful Mountain, 1″ x 1 1/2″, ink, pastel, graphite, charcoal, paper, ©CKS, 2008
Egyptian Theater, Boise, 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, ink, pastel, graphite, water-soluble oil, paper, CKS, 2013, Boise Plein Air Award Winner
Succor Creek, Oregon, 1 1/4″ x 3 1/8″, ink, pastel, graphite, paper, CKS, 2010
Leslie’s Gulch/Succor Creek, 3/4″ x 1″, ink, acrylic, pastel, graphite, charcoal, paper, ©CKS, 2014
Within the Emptiness, 1″ x 3.5″ ink, graphite, pastel, paper, ©CKS, 2007
Mother Earth has beauty, endurance and resilience beyond all imagination. We dance together, her and I, finding that still, small voice of peace, joy, and compassion.
I fell in love with Plein Air during my studies at Fort Burgwin Research Center, Taos, NM. Sharing the journey, I teach with the heart. Through direct and contemplative observation methods, we paint deep into the intimacy of the dance.
Landscape and Memory, Snake River Canyon, photo credit ~ Nikki Leonard
Snake River Canyon, Guffey Bridge near Petroglyphs, CKS, 2015
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