Thursday, May 14, 2015

KM3008 Countryside Morning by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (11x14 oil landscape, Italy, countryside)






I had such a fun time painting this scene from the Italian countryside. I have had such good fortune to have travelled in Italy. It is one of my favorite European destinations as it is filled with amazing people, food, history and scenery.

11”x 14" original oil unframed
$1100 + $10 shipping and handling

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I just signed up for a 12 day online art class with artist Kellie Day. It is entitled Pedal to Petal Mixed Media e-course: http://kelliedayart.com/ecourse. It would be great to have anyone interested sign up and join in this fun and inspirational class. Check out Kellie's website as well. I can't wait for it to begin!
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Friday, April 10, 2015

KMA3011 Come What May by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (24x24 abstract acrylic)







I decided to step out of the box and show one of my recent abstract paintings. I have been reluctant to show my abstracts as they are so different from my representational works.
When creating my abstracts I have challenged myself to work intuitively and totally from within with no visual reference to draw from. Having painted for almost 30 years from reference this has pushed me into new places not always comfortable. So many of my abstracts have many layers of painted ideas, some of which are visible adding to the final composition. It is very difficult to know when I am finished as opposed to, for instance, a landscape painting. I hope you enjoy following my journey into the abstract as a part of my creative journey as a painter.
Of course, I will continue with my representational works and hope to see some influence in them from the abstract exploration.
I would love to hear back from you as to how you are reacting to these new pieces.
This is one of my paintings that will be showing next month in an abstract show at the Framed Image Gallery here in Denver.

24"x 24" original acrylic abstract unframed
$1200 + $40 shipping and handling

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Monday, March 23, 2015

KM3007 Singing in the Sunshine by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (16x8 landscape, floral, Crested Butte wildflowers)



This is a donation for America SCORES Denver where artists create and donate original works of art, drawing their inspiration from poetry written by third through fifth grade students in America SCORES Denver's after-school program. All artwork will be featured for auction, with all proceeds going to support programming at America SCORES Denver.
Artwork will be featured for auction at Inspired Art on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Gallery 1261 (1261 Delaware Street Denver, CO 80204)
If you are interested click here for tickets.

The painting is 16"x8" inspired from a poem written by a 3rd grader whose words are incorporated in the title.

Monday, March 9, 2015

KM3005 Lucious by Denver Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (24x36 oil, garden, poppies)



This is another commission that was painted for the new Banner Health being built in Fort Collins, CO. I am thrilled to have been commissioned to do 4 paintings for them. It is rewarding to have paintings placed where they are used to uplift.

Recently I was asked why I paint the subjects I am drawn to. After much thought I realize that my place in this world is to communicate the beauty of this world. I feel that is who I am as an artist. I have fought being a person that makes "pretty" pictures throughout my career and now realize that I want to add beauty, joy and positive energy to the world and not anything negative.

Poppy gardens and paintings are one of my signature subjects. Although we still have snow on the ground it is fun to anticipate spring being right around the corner here in Denver and all those poppies are getting ready for another season to inspire.

Monday, March 2, 2015

KMD2995 Quick Stop by Colorado contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7 oil chipmunk, animal)







How did Monday and March come around so fast? Posted here is a little chipmunk I photographed last July in the town of Gothic, outside of Crested Butte, Colorado. We were there to photographing the amazing blankets of wildflowers that cover the hills there. During a lunch break in Gothic I had to photograph this energetic little guy as he scampered around our picnic area. It is a challenge to stop action on these quick little critters who are fun to share the mountains with.

5”x7” original oil unframed
$125 + $10 shipping and handling

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

KMD2996 Night Vendor by Denver Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (6x6 oil, France, Aix en Provence, urban oil painting)




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I have not posted in months!!!! Between commissions, the holidays and just wanting to take a break from my painting life I have let my posting fall by the wayside. I am back now and setting a goal to post once or twice a week.
This scene was found while traveling in France quite a few years ago. It has been in my folder of favorite images that I have set aside to paint for quite some time. We were looking for a place to have dinner when I came across this scene as the sun was setting and evening setting in. The scene drew me in immediately as the hush of evening comes on.

6"x6" original oil unframed
$125 + $10 shipping and handling

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Friday, November 7, 2014

KMD2997 Pepper Red by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (still life 5x75x7, vegetable, pepper, red pepper)





In the last month I have taken a hiatus from painting after an incredible year of shows and commissions. I have spent the last month having great times catching up with so many friends, past and present.
I am in the process of filling the well again with new ideas for what I am going to create in the New Year. No perfectly formulated ideas yet, but stay tuned as I search for new ways to express myself on canvas.
Meanwhile, I did paint these bell peppers as they are so bright and colorful and gave me a chance to revisit the old days of painting a still life.


5"x7" original oil unframed
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

KMD2991 Iris by Denver, Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (7x5" original oil floral Iris flower)

KMD2991 
Iris

This is a painting done as a gift for someone who loves Iris. They are a beautiful 
flower that I have not painted much in the past. I love how delicate 
they are yet they are such showy flowers; growing with so many different color varieties. 
I am inspired to paint more of these beautiful marvels of nature to show in my studio here at 
Brushstrokes Fine Art Gallery in Denver.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KMA2961 Orange Zest by Colorado Contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (12x12 acrylic, abstract floral still life)



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This is another of my abstract floral still life paintings that was done as an exploration into creating paintings that have less detail but say more. It is a challenge to work mostly intuitively on these. Many of these start with some sort of reference but soon take on their own lives once I let go and let them dictate the direction. I have this painting at my Denver art gallery and studio, Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery. Now that summer is coming to an end and I finish my great commissions, I will be getting back to more of these as they indeed, do challenge me!

12"x12" original acrylic on panel board unframed
$550 + $35 shipping and handling

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

KMD2989 Wildflower Medley by Colorado contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7, oil, landscape, wildflowers)




I have another plethora of pictures from Crested Butte taken last month when the wildflowers were at their peak. Every hillside was an array of either purples or yellows and a feast for the eyes. This scene was on the road between the town of Crested Butte and the ski area. My friend Pat and I spent quite a bit of time trying to capture every square inch of this scene on our cameras!

5x7 original oil unframed
$125 plus $10 shipping and handling

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

KMA2981 Morning Prelude by Colorado contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (acrylic, 10x10, abstract landscape)






This is an exploration into abstracting a landscape using my acrylic paints on a wood panel board. I applied a texture base on it before starting to paint it. I then used many layers of paint on the texture to create some interesting effects as the brush skips over the raised portions of the texture leaving paint marks in unexpected shapes. My challenge was to create an interpretation of the landscape without a lot of definition, the old "less is more" philosophy. Once I am finished with some great commissions that I am working on, I plan to tackle more of these intuitive paintings.


10"x10" original acrylic on 1" panel board
$295+ $25 shipping and handling


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Thursday, July 31, 2014

KMA2974 Unfolding by Colorado fine artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (10x10, acrylic, abstract floral still life painting)



This still life abstract painting was created using layer upon layer of acrylic on a textured 1" panel board. It was created intuitively from memories of the many pastel floral still life paintings I created in pastels years ago. This is one of the abstracts shown last month in my solo show here at Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery in Denver, CO. I used complimentary colors of blues and oranges to create a real atmosphere with the darker background enhancing the poppy like flowers flowing out of the dark vase. These intuitive paintings do challenge me after the many years of painting from my photo reference where there is an end in sight!

10"x10" original acrylic on 1" panel board
$450 + $25 shipping and handling

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

KM2985 Luscious Moment by Colorado contemporary artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (16x8 oil painting on linen, floral)



This floral was created to hang in my show last month as one in a series of 3 florals in the strong vertical format which gives some interesting and new compositional approaches. I love capturing a moment in time when photographing close up giving such importance to just one or two flowers as opposed to a landscape. Be on the look out for a new series from my trip last week to Crested Butte, Colorado where I spent 4 days photographing perhaps every flower blooming there!

 16x8" original oil unframed
$975 + $35 shipping and handling

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

KM2984 Paradise Revisited by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (16x8, oil, floral, garden, poppy)


Here is a return to the past as I still love painting poppies. I thought a tall vertical would be a fun composition. It was painted for my recent solo show at Brushstrokes Studio. I enjoyed revisiting an old friend in the form of a local Denver garden reference that I never tire of painting from.

Original oil unframed 16"x8"
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

KM2980 Twilight’s Magic by Colorado Artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (30x40, oil, landscape, Moab, Southern Utah, sunset, dusk)



I came upon this scene on the way into Moab,Utah last October just as the sun had dropped behind the mountains. It was a magical moment filled with a rainbow of saturated purples, blues and reds. I had to paint this with a brush rather than palette knife as this piece isn't about texture but about expressing the calm magic of twilight when all the busyness of the day’s events set with the sun. For me it is the best time of day as the world seemingly comes to a halt and peace reigns.

 30”x40” oil unframed
$4500 plus $75 shipping and handling

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New Book "The Journey Home - A Painting Odyssey by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney


 Click here to see a preview of my new book.

I am happy to present my latest book; a compilation of my paintings both representational and abstract showing my journey as a fine art painter.

Friday, June 20, 2014

KM2939 Cosmic Purpose by Colorado fine artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (60x48, landscape, Rabbit brush, textural, oil painting, southern Utah, desert, foiliage)


This is the first painting created for my solo show at Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery here in Denver, Colorado. This scene was so beautiful when I came upon it, with the rich sages, yellows and purples along with the textures and backlighting that I knew it would be the first painting I would create for my show "The Journey Home" The show opens tomorrow and will run for a week. I am very excited to present textural paintings from Southern Utah and explorations into abstraction.

 60"x48" Original oil painting
 $8000 plus $300 shipping and handling

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The Journey Home Solo Show Kit Hevron Mahoney (fine art abstract and representational oil and acrylic paintings)

I am one day away from my solo show at Brushstrokes. It has been an exciting and challenging journey to create a body of works, both abstract and representational. I chose to do a series of paintings from a photo trip taken last October, ostensibly to the National Parks in Utah. However, the government shutdown foiled that plan but my friend Pat and I were not to be deterred and found some of the most beautiful scenes outside of the parks. My representational works are based on what we found and photographed.
My venture into the abstract paintings is on ongoing venture where I start with a photo reference or still life floral but soon let the painting take the lead. This intuitive process is done in acrylic where I feel I can experiment with lots of different substrates in addition to the paints themselves.
If you live in Denver, please stop by Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery tomorrow and see what my journey has been!

Monday, May 12, 2014

KMD2950 Pondering Clifford Still by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7 original oil, figurative, museum, Clifford Still)



It has been awhile since I have made time to post. I have been busy painting commissions, learning new computer software and I am now getting back to focusing on my upcoming solo show "The Journey Home - A Painting Odyssey" at Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery. (opening on June 21, 2014). We are having a big spring snowstorm here in Denver today, so I am using it as an excuse to stay home, warm and have a catch up day. I shot this subject while visiting the Clifford Still Museum here in Denver. I went to the museum thinking I would not be enthralled with his work but was very surprised to find that much of his work intrigued me! Here is someone enjoying and studying it too!

5x7" original oil unframed
$125 plus $10 S&H

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Monday, April 7, 2014

KMD2948 Endless Summer by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7, oil, landscape, Moab, Utah,autumn, floral landscape)


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This painting is a study for a larger piece to come. It was a scene found south of Moab while traveling last fall with my great friend and photographer Pat. We screeched to a stop when we saw the most amazing morning light on the fall blooming Rabbit Brush with the blue, blue mountains and sky in the distance. We photographed every square inch of this beautiful scene!

5"x7" original oil unframed
$125 plus $10 shipping and handling

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

KMD2947 Innocent Curiosity by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (7x5 original oil, lamb, sheep, animal)


While out photographing the wildflowers at Crested Butte a few summers ago, we came upon a herd of sheep wandering with their herder on the road. My eyes met this fellow's eyes and his ears seem to express his surprise and curiosity!

 5”x7” original oil unframed
 $125 + $10 shipping and handling

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

KMD2946 Hidden Treasures by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7 original oil landscape, Italy, vineyards)



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This painting is from a reference photo taken quiet a few years ago when I traveled to Italy which is one of my favorite places to go in Europe. The vineyards are so romantic as they speak of good times ahead! It is fun to relive my travels while perusing my photos of the many places I have been fortunate enough to see and experience.

5”x7” original oil unframed
$125 + $10 shipping and handling

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

KMD2945 Untamed by Colorado Artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7 original oil, garden landscape, poppies, floral)



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Surprise, another poppy painting from a favorite garden here in Denver, Colorado that I found several years ago. I love the light and wildness to the garden which grows with no real plan creating a multitude of exciting compositions which I never tire of.

5"x7" original oil unframed
$125 + $10 shipping and handling

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

KMD2944 Ocotillo by Colorado fine artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7 original oil, Ocotillo, desert, Arizona, landscape, cactus)



As I am reviving my small painting routine it is such a fun journey going through my photo reference of many years. It makes me so grateful for all the amazing places I have been privileged to travel to and experience through the lens of my camera. I lived in Arizona many years ago and became acquainted and enamored with the desert landscape. The Ocotillo is one of my favorite blooming cactus as depicted in this small painting.

5"x7" unframed original oil painting
$125 plus $10 S&H

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Monday, March 10, 2014

KMD2943 Morning in the Village by Colorado fine artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (7x5 oil, urban, cityscape, Europe, Germany)


It is a fun change getting back to these small paintings again. Most of what I am painting now is for my show in June, all of which is larger and takes much longer to finish, therefore, these small ones give me a faster sense of completion and also prime me for subjects I might want to do larger. This scene is from a photo taken while in Germany many years ago and has been in my folder of "painting possibilities" for some time now. I loved the afternoon light on the buildings in this narrow street we wandered upon. Of course, I no longer remember which city we were in.

 7"x5" original oil unframed
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

KMD2942 July's Abundance by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (5x7 original oil, wildflower landscape, floral, Crested Butte, CO)


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I have photographed this scene many times while visiting Crested Butte, Colorado during the wildflower season in July. It is one of the most spectacular areas in Colorado where the hills are literally seas of color. I don't know why I have waited so long to paint this particular shot since I have stopped at this same sight every year to capture it with my camera. Finally, I have interpreted it on canvas!

5x7 original oil unframed
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

KMD2941 Fleeting by Colorado Fine artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (7x5, original oil, floral, poppies)

 
 
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I had to come back to my all time favorite, the poppy. With winter holding on so tight this year it is fun to look through all my colorful spring reference in anticipation of the longer, brighter and more colorful days ahead. The wilder garden makes painting such a free process with no real structure but an abundance of color and texture to play with.

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7x5 original oil unframed
$125 + 10 shipping and handling

Sunday, February 23, 2014

KMD2940 Grazing by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (7x5 oil, animal, horse, landscape, original oil)


After quite a hiatus from my small paintings I am returning to posting again. I needed a paint break to regroup after a busy 2013 filled with many large commissions, all of which were a joy to create. I am having fun going through all my photos to see what floats my cork to paint now. I found this beautiful scene last year in Kauai of all places (not where I would go looking for horses!) This year promises to be a busy one as each of us at Brushstrokes is doing a solo show. I will have my show on June 21 so stay tuned as I continue solidifying my ideas for the show.

7x5 original oil unframed
$125 + 10 shipping and handling

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Friday, December 6, 2013

KM2916 Fall's Destiny by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (fall, autumn, aspen trees, fall aspen, Utah)

   
I fell in love with this scene while on my trip through Southern Utah last October. A winter storm was brewing leaving the skies a dark grey blue. The turning gold aspen against that sky were colors to behold. In spite of how tumultuous early winter storms are, this scene had a really peaceful feeling to it.

 24"x30" unframed original oil
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Friday, November 22, 2013

KM2920 Reflections Triptych by Denver, CO artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (48x72 acrylic waterscape)


This is a commission done for RBC Dain Rauscher in Fort Collins placed through Rowley Interiors. I painted 3 others for this beautiful new office space which I will be posting soon. I have had such fun doing these large pieces now that we have a studio large enough in which to create them. I am so grateful to have a had a year filled with so many commissions
48x72" triptych  original acrylic

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

KM2915 After the Rain by Denver, CO artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (12x12 oil urban landscape, New England, Marblehead, MA)



I have just returned from a week long road trip to Southern Utah with my friend and fellow photographer Pat. We saw some amazing landscape even with the National Parks closed, although we did get into Zion on our last day. This painting was done before leaving for Utah and is from a trip to New England a few years ago. It is one that has been in my "TO PAINT" files for quite awhile and it was fun to finally get to it. There will be some paintings from my Utah trip to follow in days to come. There will be a few in our upcoming show this weekend at Brushstrokes Studio-Gallery here in Denver.

12"x12" unframed original oil on linen
$1100 + $20.00 shipping and handling

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