Selected Abstracts by Katheryn OldShield, Featured Artist            APRIL 1st through May 31st, 2013                  @ R...
Written, Designed, Produced, Photographed, andDistributed by the Artist, Katheryn OldShield-Mukai   For Promotional and Do...
This is a story of changeportended. It came froma dream image thatwould not leave me until Iexpressed theimage, and still ...
Through      out    the   timeintervening the rendering ofTHREE MOONS and thesenext three pieces I had abrief season of ex...
Why these colors? When Iwas quite young, I wasgifted a special artclass…and that teacherhad this thing for mixingevery col...
KATHERYN OLDSHIELDWORKING ARTISTTHE “WHY”:Working the materials that create the rendering, myattention is not only to tech...
KATHERYN OLDSHIELDWORKING ARTISTCommon Questions:How long does it take to bring a piece to canvas?Literally some things ta...
There was a deadline forwork to be hung, andno.3 of the 3 canvaspiece was NOTworking, just not. Decisioncalled for action,...
My initial inspiration for thispiece was a contrastbetween fields of colors inanother piece. As I workedout my composition...
The transition to brighter colors, the true primaries, the secondary   ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaicolors are lighter, t...
Another in that playful, light hearted mood…just a hint of the   ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaiearthy warm sienna being sw...
Translates as ―heat‖ from the Latin—it hints of the pressure of   ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaithe ying-yang of change. T...
In 2012 I moved toTexas, about a year aftermy mother passed atage 97. It was thinking ofthe wonder of herlife, and how she...
This began as another of theAscension series, but afterpainting, it was TOO muchfun…actually, painting it wassheer fun!…An...
This is a piece that defiesme. It wasn’t what Iwanted it to be, but it issomething that is andappeals…haven’t foundthe ―cu...
My ―where in time‖ series was more accident than plan. It   ©2012 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaiwas playing with paint and proce...
The next in the series were worked on hand made rag paper   ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaifrom India, and the deckled edge...
Ah, don’t we all have a time of it trying to coordinate     ©2012 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaiour busy lives, trying to connec...
Some times some little storm comes through our lives,   ©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaiand by comparison, it seems like a c...
Faces        are a universalfascination….from       infancywe seek to bond with ourmother/caretaker’s         face.With ra...
This is one of those worksthat took on a life of it’sown. Yes, I had a specificsubject, reference photos. Ihad      done  ...
The subject of this rendering istaken from a photographfrom     about     100   yearsago, someone unknown tome      but   ...
KATHERYN OLDSHIELDWORKING ARTISTHistory…or Her Story:Age being addressed, Ive lived long enough to finishseveral levels of...
Series by default.              Alternative entries for show.              Translates:              ―Lift Face‖Atmospheric...
New Series begun March, 2013.                Translates :                 ―Shadow Play‖                Presented as a meta...
KATHERYN OLDSHIELDWORKING ARTISTThank you for your viewing. Like any artist, I enjoy feedbackon my work so do share your c...
Name       Copyright Date Height BY Width units    Medium ON        Support     Suggested Retail Page # Through a Glass   ...
Thank You, To all at Roots Coffeehouse!
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  • 9101 Blvd 26, Ste 101, North Richland Hills, TX.
  • 9101 Blvd 26, Ste 101, North Richland Hills, TX.
  • 9101 Blvd 26, Ste 101, North Richland Hills, TX.
  • 9101 Blvd 26, Ste 101, North Richland Hills, TX.
  • 9101 Blvd 26, Ste 101, North Richland Hills, TX.
  • ASTRATTA ON EXHIBIT

    1. 1. Selected Abstracts by Katheryn OldShield, Featured Artist APRIL 1st through May 31st, 2013 @ Roots Coffeehouse, 9101 Blvd 26, Suite101, North Richland Hills TX 76180 1
    2. 2. Written, Designed, Produced, Photographed, andDistributed by the Artist, Katheryn OldShield-Mukai For Promotional and Documentary Purposes. Limited rights of reproduction granted toROOTS COFFEEHOUSE for the promotion and support of the Exhibit being Hosted. ©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 2
    3. 3. This is a story of changeportended. It came froma dream image thatwould not leave me until Iexpressed theimage, and still ithaunted. But now Iknow…my life span is laidout in thirds, with threedistinctive ―seasons‖ ofunique achievement.And it is nowTHIRD MOON RISING…Emerging Artist.©2010 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai12 x 12 inchesAcrylic on Canvas 3
    4. 4. Through out the timeintervening the rendering ofTHREE MOONS and thesenext three pieces I had abrief season of exercises. Ipainted by invitation in anold roadside café, a piece offading ―Americana‖…one ofthe regulars donated someunused marketing bags in asynthetic canvas, and Icarefully tried to sand off theadvertising, blocked an 8x10area and practiced paintingnon–representationalabstracts on one side, andusually NC seascapes on theother.: Sold a few, gaveothers away. These 3 pieceswere my first attempt at aserigraph to be hung inanother small local business.Two worked welltogether, and #3 has anotherstory. ©2010 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 20 x 16 inches Acrylic on Canvas 4
    5. 5. Why these colors? When Iwas quite young, I wasgifted a special artclass…and that teacherhad this thing for mixingevery color with yellowochre. It seems I onlyknew how to paint withthose solid, groundedcolors:Siennas, Umbers, Ochre.The good news is theprimaries were calling tome as well, and theCadmiums in their richyellows and orangeswould draw me out to awider palette in duecourse. I had to reallywork to know how to usecolors well.©2010 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai20 x 16 inchesAcrylic on Canvas 5
    6. 6. KATHERYN OLDSHIELDWORKING ARTISTTHE “WHY”:Working the materials that create the rendering, myattention is not only to technical execution, butwatching for that visceral response that conveysemotion. Even as I consider source material--be theyfrom life, from photographs, even from memory orimagination--I am scanning everything to solve formyself what keeps my curiosity. Where does my eyeland repeatedly? Why? Where do my thoughts wanderto with repetition? Then the question shifts to whether Iwant to bring this forward--If I do, then, by what means?Some are boldly presented, but increasingly I choosesomething more subtle, teasing.h 6
    7. 7. KATHERYN OLDSHIELDWORKING ARTISTCommon Questions:How long does it take to bring a piece to canvas?Literally some things take all of ones living, because so much of lifehas to be experienced then examined, to be translated visually.On the other hand, not every piece is an ―end all‖ statement--thatgets too heavy anyways. Painting is but necessary process: The joy ofdoing, the joy of creating, the joy of play.Alternatively, it is discipline. To developing the concepts, figuring outhow to keep it fresh, original, uniquely one’s own. Thenworking, painting daily, addressing questions of technicality, pressinga process to achieve a skill development--even the exercise of being"non-representational" is process, the same as executing an accurateand true representation such as a classic portraitist must do. I cando, have done, both, preferring to work somewhere in-between; a bitsurreal sometimes, a bit expressionist other times. I enjoy mixing itup. Regardless the viewers age, I hope there is some fresh perceptionborn in the viewer, a connection is forged. 7
    8. 8. There was a deadline forwork to be hung, andno.3 of the 3 canvaspiece was NOTworking, just not. Decisioncalled for action, so I justdelivered and hung two.It was totally my call onboth ends anyways. Thatevening I arrivedhome, tired, walked in mybedroom and aboutjumped out of my skin—from a mirror I could see aman walking forwardfrom the painting leftbehind…for weeks I triedto gently coax himforward, to show hisface, to know thetreasure he carried.I did meet his dog.©2010 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai20 x 16 inchesAcrylic on Canvas 8
    9. 9. My initial inspiration for thispiece was a contrastbetween fields of colors inanother piece. As I workedout my composition adestructive storm passednearby, and my neighborand I stood out in aprotected area to watchthe clouds twist, and thenthe hail to fall. When Ireturned these images hadtheir way with my work, forbetter, or for worse.Me, I’ve been tempted torepurpose this canvas, butenough people havesaid, ―No, it talks to me!‖So I let it speak.©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai24 x 18 inchesAcrylic on Canvas 9
    10. 10. The transition to brighter colors, the true primaries, the secondary ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaicolors are lighter, took some pushing, but I think this shows 24 x 18 inchesprogress. Even got playful with new tools, some collage. Mixed Media on Canvas 10
    11. 11. Another in that playful, light hearted mood…just a hint of the ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaiearthy warm sienna being swept into a lighter ―possible!‖ 24 x 18 inchesperspective. Acrylic on Canvas 11
    12. 12. Translates as ―heat‖ from the Latin—it hints of the pressure of ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaithe ying-yang of change. There is fury, but hope, there is 24 x 18 inchesresistence even in the undenied sweep. Acrylic on Canvas 12
    13. 13. In 2012 I moved toTexas, about a year aftermy mother passed atage 97. It was thinking ofthe wonder of herlife, and how she waslifted up and the old justslid away that inspired meto paint ―Ascension 1‖I call it Ascension 1 (One)because I think it is atheme I will return to fromtime to time to explore. Italso reminds me of smokefrom a good campfire inthe mid-seasons, a fire justfor companionship andconversation, and thetelling of tales. Sharedmemories. And prayers. ©2012 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 20 x 16 inches Charcoal and Oil on Canvas 13
    14. 14. This began as another of theAscension series, but afterpainting, it was TOO muchfun…actually, painting it wassheer fun!…And it wasseason of Carnival. Figuressway with joy andabandon, sensual with noiseof color flashing heat of themoment, a debauchery.But maybe that is part andparcel of ascension as well.What are your thoughts?©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai20 x 16 inchesCharcoal and Oil on Canvas 14
    15. 15. This is a piece that defiesme. It wasn’t what Iwanted it to be, but it issomething that is andappeals…haven’t foundthe ―cure‖ …so I take it as itis: Non-representational,but seeming to try ….to bemore non - or morerepresentational?I don’t know. But there’ssome balance ofheat…with icy fingersreaching…©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai20 x 16 inchesCharcoal and OIl on Canvas 15
    16. 16. My ―where in time‖ series was more accident than plan. It ©2012 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaiwas playing with paint and process to developcomposition, line texture—then the orbs appeared—long 11 x 14 inches Framedabsent from my work for about a year, and the concept of Acrylic on Pressed Papertime seem to fit. 16
    17. 17. The next in the series were worked on hand made rag paper ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaifrom India, and the deckled edges preserved. Again a 18 x 24 inches Framedpractice of being loose, experimental, then the orbs. Acrylic on Pressed Rag Paper 17
    18. 18. Ah, don’t we all have a time of it trying to coordinate ©2012 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaiour busy lives, trying to connect with significant 18 x 24 inches Framedothers…that frustration certainly reflects in this piece. Acrylic on Pressed Rag Paper 18
    19. 19. Some times some little storm comes through our lives, ©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukaiand by comparison, it seems like a clean sweep of 24 x 18 inches Framedconflicts, of ―stuff‖, of even time… Acrylic on Pressed Rag Paper 19
    20. 20. Faces are a universalfascination….from infancywe seek to bond with ourmother/caretaker’s face.With rare exception, we areall drawn to study another’sface, to understand, to readit. This is the back story onthis series I anticipate will beongoing, to take photos ofa face that holds myattention, then study it until itbecomes a memory, usingsoftware to distort the thingand then let me seemore, and once ingrained, Ican paint withoutreference, except the firstcompositional sketch . Fromthere I play. ©2012 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 20 x 16 inches Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 20
    21. 21. This is one of those worksthat took on a life of it’sown. Yes, I had a specificsubject, reference photos. Ihad done my usualpreparations for the nextpiece of the series withstudying and internalizingthe lines and planes of theface, lit from a lamp at theside. Then I startedpainting, and the renderingflowed with curves andcolors all it’s own. And thensaid, ―That’s it.‖ Arich, emotionally complexface both warm, and cold.©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai20 x 16 inchesAcrylic and Oil on Canvas 21
    22. 22. The subject of this rendering istaken from a photographfrom about 100 yearsago, someone unknown tome but whose facefascinated me by bothoverall balance, and asteady gaze, and it is thatgaze that held me. As Ibegan work on the tonedcanvas whose own textureswere playing a part, I realizedthat I was not going to addfurther color than that of thecharcoal, for the gaze washolding dominance as itshould, and the linessuggested a gentle agingbecoming of an agelessgrace. The gaze—whatemotion does it reveal?It’s not unlike Mona Lisa’ssmile for mystery. ©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 20 x 16 inches Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas 22
    23. 23. KATHERYN OLDSHIELDWORKING ARTISTHistory…or Her Story:Age being addressed, Ive lived long enough to finishseveral levels of credentialed education, none in art,though as a youngster I was recognized as gifted andawarded a year of special education within a museumclassroom setting. That experience actually served toturn me "off" art, and my creativity was applied in othersettings, with great practicality. I am also old enough tohave had that ―professional‖ career, raised that sweetfamily to maturity, even lived abroad on severaloccasions. In 2010 I seriously started asking myself if I still"had it," If I did, what did I want to do with it? Where didI want to take it? The results are here for you to see,both in retrospect, and in development. 23
    24. 24. Series by default. Alternative entries for show. Translates: ―Lift Face‖Atmospheric For you must to see the vastness above. ©2011 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 11 x 14 inches Oil on CanvasNorther ©2012 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 11 x 14 inches Oil on Canvas 24
    25. 25. New Series begun March, 2013. Translates : ―Shadow Play‖ Presented as a metaphysical or surrealist studies.Meditation ©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 24 x 18 inches Oil on Hardboard PanelContemplation ©2013 Katheryn OldShield-Mukai 24 x 18 inches Oil on Hardboard Panel 25
    26. 26. KATHERYN OLDSHIELDWORKING ARTISTThank you for your viewing. Like any artist, I enjoy feedbackon my work so do share your comments. • How has it touched you in the sharing?Art is meant to be conversational.If you are interested in purchasing a piece, an email would begreatly appreciated, and I will follow up with/for details. I alsolike to eat—LOL! That does trigger the “visceral” in me!CONTACT EMAIL:kb.oldshield@gmail.comONLINE PORTFOLIO:http://koldshield.photofolio.orgASTRATTA EXHIBIT AT ROOTS COFFEEHOUSEhttp://AstrattaOnExhibit.eventpages.comFACEBOOK (with SlideShare Link):https://www.facebook.com/KaesGallery 26
    27. 27. Name Copyright Date Height BY Width units Medium ON Support Suggested Retail Page # Through a Glass Darkly #1 ©2010 20 x 16 inches Acrylic on canvas $ 400.00 5 Through a Glass Darkly ©2010 20 x 16 inches Acrylic on canvas $ 400.00 6 Stevadore ©2010 20 x 16 inches Acrylic on canvas $ 400.00 7Tornado or Storm ©2011 24 x 18 inches Acrylic on canvas $ 540.00 8 Flower Child ©2011 18 x 24 inches Acrylic on canvas $ 540.00 9 Dream ©2011 18 x 24 inches Acrylic on canvas $ 540.00 10 Calfacio (Heat) ©2011 20 x 16 inches Oil on canvas $ 400.00 11 Acrylic & untitled ©2013 20 x 16 inches Charcoal on canvas $ 400.00 15 Ascension ©2012 20 x 16 inches Oil on canvas $ 400.00 13 Carnival ©2013 20 x 16 inches Oil on canvas $ 400.00 14 Lips ©2011 20 x 16 inches Oil on canvas $ 400.00 20 Broken Nose ©2013 20 x 16 inches Oil on canvas $ 400.00 21 Charcoal & Gaze ©2013 20 x 16 inches Acrylic on canvas $ 400.00 22 Search ©2012 11 x 14 inches Acrylic on paper $ 200.00 16 Static ©2012 15 x 21 inches Acrylic on Rag Paper $ 400.00 17 Schedule ©2012 15 x 21 inches Acrylic on Rag Paper $ 400.00 18 Swept Clean ©2013 15 x 21 inches Acrylic on Rag Paper $ 400.00 19 hardboard Meditation ©2013 18 x 24 inches Oil on panel $ 540.00 25 hardboard Contemplation ©2013 18 x 24 inches on panel $ 540.00 25Third Moon Rising ©2010 12 x 12 inches Acrylic on canvas NFS 4 Atmospheric ©2011 11 x 14 inches 0il on canvas NFS 24 Norther ©2012 11 x 14 inches 0il canvas $ 200.00 24 27
    28. 28. Thank You, To all at Roots Coffeehouse!

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