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30 in 30 Day 17 – High Horse

This is Colorado, after all. Oil on canvas, 5″ x 7″


Plus some hillbilly music. I’m fascinated by how much Hank Williams III looks and sounds like his grand dad.

30 in 30 day 13 – Old Buzz

Getting to the point in the challenge where I’m thinking damn, this is tough. Almost didn’t  make it today but pulled through late with this little 7″ x 5″ oil on board.

“Old Buzz.”




30 in 30 day 12 – Midwinter Dream

Painted last night while the snow fell outside. I keep wondering when my seed catalogues will appear in my mailbox. Do companies still send seed catalogues?

Oil on canvas, 7″ x 5″


30 in 30 Day 10 – What Canary?

When you realize (again) that your sweet cat is actually a skilled and savage beast, aren’t you glad that the size disparity between the two of you isn’t reversed? I always am.

Oil on cradled wood panel, 6″ x 4″



30 in 30 day 4 – (Saint Valentine) Homage to Cecilia Giménez



The final 10″ x 8″ oil on canvas for Zip 37’s “Valentine/UnValentine” show is my little valentine to Cecilia Giménez. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, you can read about her good-faith (but ultimately comical) attempt to restore a church fresco here.

Having made many colossally stupid but innocent-hearted mistakes in my life, I’ve always had a lot of sympathy for Doña Giménez.

Saint Valentine, according to one legend, had his head liberated from his body for marrying young lovers under Emperor Claudius’ reign. At least his heart was in the right place.

Take Me to Church

Today I hung eleven paintings at the Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ at the kind invitation of Joshua North-Shea. I feel an affinity for the UCC, and was involved with the Wheat Ridge United Church of Christ some years ago when my children were small.

The paintings, which will hang there through September and October:

Brevity&Joy“Brevity & Joy”

TreadSoftly“Tread Softly”




TheOneYouFeed“The One You Feed”

RebeccaAtTheWell“Rebecca at the Well”

MuteProcession“Mute Procession”

StillSmallVoice“The Still Small Voice”


WhenIAmInTheGroundAndDreamO“When I Am in the Ground and Dream of You Still”

Also, I participated in World Art Drop Day by leaving this little owl outside:



Art Drop Day is when original works of art are left around for strangers to find and take.

I think my choice of location may have been ill-considered, though. The wind is picking up, and this little watercolor may just be ruined by rain and traffic and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Ah, well.

Where were you?

I haven’t much been here lately, but it has been a busy beginning to 2015. I was excited to participate in The Art of Winter exhibit at the invitation of Jennifer Mosquera. I had a blast painting my snowboard piece, which was displayed at DIA. KatieHoffmanAOWSnowboard I was flattered to be asked to show at Valkarie Gallery as a guest artist in the Resident Artists’ Gallery, at the invitation of Valerie Saverie. I’ll have 3 of my new paintings from the House that Jack Built series there through March 1. ThisIsTheFarmerSowingHerCor I am thrilled to have had “Because it is Bitter” accepted into Core New Art Space‘s national show, “Losing Love.” This show was juried by Niza Knoll, opens this Friday February 13 and runs through March 1. BecauseItIsBitter I have recently opened an Etsy Shop for my watercolors and small oils and have been immersed in trying to learn what the heck I’m doing there. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new Latin conjugations? At least, you can try. My shop is here. And finally, I’ve been remaking my website. The software I’ve been using for almost ten years is obsolete, so I was forced into a long-overdue rehaul. You can see the site, katiehoffman.com, here. It is still a work in progress but I’m having fun learning about Sandvox and what I can do with it. I hope your 2015 is off to a good start, wherever you are. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpFvqibrURk

Capric Bondage

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 12″ x 12″.




Not that it has anything to do with goats or gold leaf, but I am happy, relieved and proud of my country.

Buttercream Dragon

Oil on Canvas, 8″ x 8″.

Paint-In for Peace

I’ll be painting for pledges tomorrow (John Lennon’s birthday) at Civic Center Park from 10:00 till 3:00. All monies raised go to local organizations that work for peace. You can see a full schedule of events here.

Imagine Peace Paint-In