Kathleen Walsh

Kathleen  Walsh
In our woods. Sometimes a rare music. Mary Oliver

Landscape is my guide, nature the muse. Painting outdoors awakens the senses; melds surprise, consideration and wonder. When considering a painting I wander down by the river, the Rappahannock, which meanders through our town, or out to the Springfield Farm, home of my friends, The Copleys. There, I listen. Silence is the great teacher. When a place draws me in, I make sketches, looking for composition, value patterns, light, point of focus. I take notes, scribbling studies and most importantly determining what I am painting before I paint it. During the winter months these plein air pieces are reworked into larger more complex studio paintings such as the paintings you see in this exhibit. It is a challenge to render the image in an expanded form, working to keep it fresh and alive, yet structured and balanced.
Featured Piece
Kathleen  Walsh Africa Sketch _2

Africa Sketch #2
- Watercolor
12 x 12 in
$ 400.00


Kathleen  Walsh Africa Sketch _2
Africa Sketch #2
Watercolor  
12 x 12 in
$ 400
Kathleen  Walsh Summer Magic
Summer Magic
Oil on Canvas  
12 x 16 in
$ 600
Kathleen  Walsh Africa _5
A Call from her Mom
Mixed Media on Linen  
48 x 24 in
$2,900
Kathleen  Walsh A Quiet Moment
A Quiet Moment
Oil on Canvas  
20 x 24 in
$1,175
Kathleen  Walsh Africa Sketch _1
Africa Sketch #1
Watercolor  
12 x 12 in
$ 400
Kathleen  Walsh Africa Sketch _3
Africa Sketch #3
Watercolor  
12 x 12 in
$ 400
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