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Copper and gold leaf on 'By Your Side'

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'By Your Side' features a blue tabby with gittering gold leaf eyes next to a fluffy gold kitten. It has a luxurious background of resin-coated copper leaf.  Copper leaf turns out to be a bit trickier to work with than gold leaf - it seems harder to transfer from the wax paper onto the canvas. But the effect is stunning, and I particularly like the contrast against blue colours, like in this painting. I have coated this with clear resin too for an extra tactile and glossy effect.Painted on 6x4" canvas in 2016; signed, varnished and unframed. Can be hung framed or unframed, or stood...

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Goddess cats: Athena and Theia

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Two new feline goddess paintings are available for autumn 2016. Discover all my latest paintings for sale in the Original Paintings collection. Please remember to select 'special delivery' at checkout on all original artworks so that I can provide a tracked, signed and insured service. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Athena by Kim Haskins, 2016 Price: £180 Starring a ginger and rainbow tabby fluffy cat peering out against an opulent background of turquoise.and light-catching flecks of gold leaf. Painted on 8x8" canvas in 2016; signed, varnished and unframed. Can be hung framed or unframed, or stood on...

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Rest in peace, Poppy-Mai

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Poppy-Mai, the little girl who was the inspiration for the painting 'Poppy's Field' passed away yesterday from an extremely rare rhabdoid tumour. Poppy-Mai's parents own the original painting but I am selling different print versions to help raise money for Poppy's Trust, which aims to provide a respite sanctuary for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Proceeds will also go towards Cancer Research UK - Kids And Teens. Read about the Poppy's Field prints Wishing peace and love to Poppy-Mai's family and to all families affected by cancer. Kim x

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Ornaments made with resin, gold leaf and love ♥

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Elska ornament by Kim Haskins Cariad ornament by Kim Haskins

I've been experimenting with new techniques recently, including applying resin (a two-part epoxy resin system from Pebeo), gold leaf and enamel-effect paint to my artwork. In particular I've been trying out my experiments on ornaments (which had proved to be a huge success at Christmas so I've decided to continue making them year-round). Each is hand-painted by me onto a plywood or polymer shape which is then embellished with metal leaf, metallic paint, glitter and / or enamel-effect paint...

 

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