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High Line – Mixed Media Painting

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Painting

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This painting is inspired by the High Line in NYC.

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I really love the whole idea of having an elevated park and my favorite about it is the different perspective it gives of NYC .

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Probably every one of my visitors was “forced” to go there as it is a good excuse for me to walk there myself. I just love how different everything looks in any season , light and time.

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I feel the High Line is a different way to connect with this buzzing city. I chose a very different color scheme than usual for the background of this painting

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– Unbleached Titanium, Deep Magenta, Fluorescent Pink, Burnt Sienna and Hibiscus

 

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As always for those of you interested- here are the supplies I used:

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Have a gorgeous day

Nat

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  • Francine

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    stunning Natalie it’s an Awesome Word of art❤️

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  • Leadonna Kimmel

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    I so love this! The colors are fantastic! Still waiting for my new replacement paints from Jimmy and then I want to jump in and create something fun like this! (Hoping Jimmy didn’t forget about me! LOL!)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      thanks Leadonna ! No – he did not forget about you – I sent you a the tracking number.

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  • Joanne

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    Fantastic! I love the High Line and this is a great interpretation. The colors are wonderful.

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  • Joi@RR

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    I have never been to New York and I don’t even want to admit it but I don’t know what the High Line is so I had to look it up – whew. Such a home body am I. I absolutely adore all the colors in this work. And guess what? I am not a pink person at all!! So…. that’s a real compliment from me!! Somehow the pink is perfect and it doesn’t even seem “pink” the way you mixed it all together and added the other bright colors to scene. As always you inspire me Nathalie. I’m off to try something pink – dear me… unbelievable!!! LOVE THIS. Xj.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      YEahhh – Joi, I am not a pink person either :) How fun this inspires you to try it though – sometimes it is good if we just play with colors, right?

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Workshops at Pratt Institute CCPS – April 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Mixed Media Workshop, Workshops

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I am super excited to teach two day classes at Pratt Institute CCPS in NYC on the Manhattan Campus in April.

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Sunday April 19,   9.30 am – 4.30 pm

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Sunday April 26,  1pm – 4 pm

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Find the whole Spring catalogue for Pratt CCPS here

You can sign up at Pratt here

I hope some of you can and will join me – that would be awesome!

 

Nat

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  • michelle

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    WHAT?? This. is . AWESOME!!! Congrats! Killing it in the big city girl! I wish I was there because I would SO sign up!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Michelle! Too bad you are not living in the City anymore!!

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    Denise

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    Wow this is great. Congrats on these classes at Pratt. Super cool. Wish I was there!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Denise – oh that would be cool to have you there!

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    That’s awesome, Nat! What a great venue, and you can introduce art journaling to a whole new crowd. Go, girl!

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When Artsy Friends Take Time Off

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Of Living as an Artist

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One of the greatest things is when your art making passion that you share with others, turns into friendships …over Continents and States. Two weeks ago my friend Birgit Koopsen came from The Netherlands not only to teach a workshop together with me but also for a  week long visit.

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And what better reason to get the Art House crew back together- and have Jenn Mason coming from Boston and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer from NYC. The four of us had a great time touristing in New Jersey and New York City just taking a time off from everything and have some good old girly fun. So here is some picture overload …

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Birgit loved playing with her panorama mode. Sometimes it worked…

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and sometimes it didn’t when she tried to get all four of us into the picture at the dinner table – LOL

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Strolling around in Jersey City…can’t beat our view of the city :)

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and our street art is also pretty cool. (mural by Fintan Magee)

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Lot’s of evenings on our deck enjoying sunsets

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The Brooklyn Bridge had to be stepped on

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Dim Sum had to be eaten in Chinatown …lot’s of it…

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And Bubble Tea had to be drunken …once….and never ever again as Birgit and I agreed on – LOL

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We took the ferry to Ellis Island

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and showed AMAZING photo skills taking photos of the FOUR of us WITH the Statue of Liberty

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We waved at Lady Liberty and the long lines to get to her

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By which time one of us had finally figured out how to shoot a photo of all five of us :)

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We found Julie’s grandparents inscribed on Ellis Island

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and had Jenn sing Country songs to the amusement of the two Europeans in the group.

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I took Birgit to a walk through Liberty State Park while the two Americans made their way back to the City.

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And joined the two the next day again where we decided at MoMA that art is often taken way to serious

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I mean… WAY TO SERIOUS

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And because Birgit and I were by then used to daily 14 miles walks…we walked the Highline…where she became part of a billboard

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…and we walked

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and had even my husband joining us walking…it was a whole Forest Gump Troop

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And made sure to fulfill Birgit’s wish to find a Yankees Shirt. That is one triumphant face for Julie…who is a Red Sox Fan – hey Julie: Take that – we rubbed the Yankees Shirt onto your TV sofa…LOL

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And got an amazing shot of the three of us and the Rockefeller Center

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And looked from the Top of Rock over all the areas in Manhattan and Jersey City we had been walked through.

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And that is the end of a fab inspiring and relaxing week with my girls …It was loads of fun and I miss Birgit a lot.

But I know we will see each other next year…for sure ;)

What did you do the last time you took some time off?

Have an amazing day!

 

 

 

 

 

Nat

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  • Birgit Koopsen

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    Love it, love it, love it! Made me relive it all over again and laughing again too! Boy, did we laugh a lot!! :D Miss you too, but it will be next year before you know it!! <3 xxx

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  • Be

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    Great photos! Looks like you guys had a blast. New York is on my list of places to see. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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  • Carol Jones

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    Love this. Everyone needs time off with their friends!

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  • Laura S

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    Looks like you girls had a wonderful time. I want to try some dim sum. It looks so yummy but you don’t like Boba Tea? What?! You have to try the Strawberry and Banana! Best Smoothie, ever! Thanks for the tour. I enjoy your pics so much :) Hugs, Laura

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL Boba Tea – bah – LOL. You should have seen Birgit and my face :)

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  • Sofia

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    You lucky girls!!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love all the photos and how cool that Julie found her grandparents on the plaque. I always enjoy the pics of street art that you find Nat. The last time I hung out with my girlfriends we took the dogs for a long walk on a beach and it was a blast. Followed by some delightful food of course.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      That sounds wonderful Sue! Nothing more fun then playing with the dogs at the beach! I miss having a dog sometimes!

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