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"A Bag Full Of" Painting

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Still Life Collection "A Bag Full Of" 

Title:  "A Bag Full Of"

24"x30" Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas

Artist:  Kimberly J. Franklin

About "A Bag Full Of" Painting

There is a certain intrigue that is created when looking at the simplicities of life when we begin to realize that the mundane is not so elementary at all.  It is then when we begin to open our eyes and notice that something as simple as the bags that we buys things in can be just as charming as the items that we purchase in them!  And it is in the promise and element of the surprise and the waiting and the wondering of the contents that holds the most anticipation.  Nothing seems more exciting than the revealing of the prize inside.  Full of color, character, and promise, these bags will charm you and add an enormous colorful & textural pop to any bedroom, living room, office, or store.  What's in your bag? 

Created with mixed media, these bags were first sketched from a live still-life-staging in charcoal before color was added in acrylic paint that blends with the charcoal.  Kim uses her artistic vision to embellish the bags to propel them into their fullest expression.  Black and white textural components were then added from paper and fabric to complete the third stage.  Once the unique elements were adhered with medium, acrylic paint was then mixed and blended in to unify the painting with the added elements to create one unique statement.      

Artist's Statement

The mundane is not necessarily what we assume.  it is only by looking carefully at the simple, the still, and the uneventful that we find complex form, exquisite angles, sumptuous subtlety, and intricate design that we might have otherwise overlooked.  These still-lifes from bags and boxes are an excellent example that debunks our frivolous assumption.  By careful examination, we find that these simple forms are extraordinary.  And then there is the element of surprise and anticipation that add the thrill of these charming paintings.

Artist's Biography

Artist's Statement

The mundane is not necessarily what we assume.  It is only by looking carefully at the simple, the still, and the uneventful that we find complex form, exquisite angles, sumptuous subtlety, and intricate design that we might have otherwise overlooked.  These still-lifes from bags and boxes are an excellent example that debunks our frivolous assumption.  By careful examination, we find that these simple forms are extraordinary.  And then there is the element of surprise and anticipation that add the thrill of these charming paintings.

Artist's Biography

Kimberly Tracy (Franklin) was always mesmerized by color and creativity since her early childhood, and she was always creating something whether it be costumes to handmade books and drawings, as expression was her first language.  

During college in New Mexico, Kimberly's studies of Biology and Chemistry fascinated her as she became particularly enamored with the intricate, pattern-filled cellular structures under a microscope, all throughout nature, and forms within the human body.  The lovely surroundings of the dry yet colorful deserts of the area also captivated her, as did the work of artists from the region like Georgia O' Keeffe.  She feel in love with Georgia's folded flowers, sumptuous undulating landscapes, bending hills, and splendid color and light.  After taking several art courses, Kimberly's love of art inspirations and the patterns and forms from Biology began to be articulated in her artwork.


Flowing, colorful, decorative and ethereal, Kim Franklin's work conveys a sensation of life.  The ebb and flow of life from landscape to ocean has shaped her artistic language and vision.  In her own worlds, "these rich experiences and relics have found their way into my dreams and onto my canvases."   

"May these paintings transform you as much as they have transformed me."

Kimberly J. Franklin         




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