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Kathryn Donatelli Paintings Greeting Card featuring the painting My First Pair Of Skates by Kathryn Donatelli

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My First Pair Of Skates Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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2007 The Whole 9 Gallery Culver City, CA First Pair of Skates (Self Portrait at 4) Oil over charcoal on canvas with vintage 1960 flying ace roller skates. 60"x22" ARTIST STATEMENT The very act of making a painting can be a driving force that cannot be ignored by the artist, even if the purpose for the work is not at first clearly understood, and yet in the end it can become a precious gift to the world. The series I am working on right now, "A Child Blessed with Grace", includes a small group of paintings dedicated to my parents who raised me with all the love they could ever imagine having for another person. It is a special bond that only develops between a parent and a child with special needs. Although I was born without feet, I roller skated, rode a bike, jumped rope, ran with the wind in my hair and danced to music only I could hear. The piece on the left "My First Pair of Skates", is the first painting in the series. The little brown booties I am wearing were handmade by a s...

About Kathryn Donatelli

Kathryn Donatelli

My work has always been influenced by my first exposure to art, the Italian and German Renaissance Masters and then later the Pre Raphaelites and the Impressionists. Even when it was not fashionable to paint in the classical realist style I continued to do so. Recently I have discovered a group of painters called Abstract Realists of which I am now a student. My new work is concerned with beginning a painting with abstract form and then finishing the painting with all of the values and subtle innuendoes of treatment of edges, color relationships and more. This approach ostensibly makes painting all about the process and not about the subject being painted. Ironically the results of this process potentially shows the subject in the most...

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