26 January 2011

Portraits of the Imaginary

Filed under: Reflections — ktismatics @ 9:24 am

Here are a few more of daughter Kenzie’s pieces. You can see the whole gallery here.

“Brianne Tweddle,” acrylic on paper, 2008

“Lashes” and “Flairflare,” acrylic and house paint on canvas board, 2010

“The Creative Process,” watercolor on paper, 2010

“So Dead,” charcoal and acrylic on canvas board, 2010



  1. Just looked at the whole gallery–really good stuff, and I don’t know what’s the matter with the assholes not saying anything this time; there’s a lot more now. Those Moulin Rouge and Parisian Old Fashion Type drawings are quite nice, they’re not like Toulouse-Lautrec but remind you of the Belle Epoch. Also ‘Germany’ is just like Sally Bowles. I also liked ‘Windows on His Insanity’, which would be like me if it had a bigger basket…These are fine.


    Comment by du Rififi cine-musique — 30 January 2011 @ 6:18 pm

  2. I passed on your gracious remarks to K. In her freshman fashion class she designed a line of clothing inspired by different eras in French history, which is where Moulin Rouge and related drawings originated. She pulled together the gallery in support of her college applications, which were due the beginning of January.


    Comment by ktismatics — 30 January 2011 @ 9:08 pm

  3. My message for Kenzie is that although I am quite pleased with the development of her technique, which shows range and depth,
    I would like to see her draw and paint real-life subjects. These images are colonized by the anime industry and its affiliates,
    and I don’t yet recognize KENZIE in all this.


    Comment by parody center — 25 February 2011 @ 6:57 am

  4. Thanks for your observations and critique, pc — I’ve relayed them on to Kenzie. Her response: “Anime??”


    Comment by ktismatics — 25 February 2011 @ 11:40 am

  5. Yeah I should have said ”Goth anime” or ”Goth”… I don’t know if this kind of a scene really indeed is Kenzie’s surroundings,
    in which case I withdraw my remark. The point is to draw as much as possible what happens around you.


    Comment by parody center — 25 February 2011 @ 2:05 pm

  6. K thanks you for the clarification.


    Comment by ktismatics — 25 February 2011 @ 2:36 pm

  7. “The Creative Process,” one of Kenzie’s paintings shown here, is now featured on this post on the My Ink Project blog.


    Comment by ktismatics — 26 June 2011 @ 2:25 pm

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