New Paintings, July/August 2014

Four new paintings from July and early August 2014. They were initially inspired by my dislike for Monet’s water lilies. I wanted to paint similar subjects in a way Monet would have never done.
Note: I shot these quickly outside under light overcast sky. Not the best circumstances. Shadow at top center is cast by my easel support. They are all best viewed physically for full effect.

Water Lilies #1, 2014, 5’ x 7’, acrylic on canvas. Iridescent medium applied over paint in areas for reflectivity and shimmer.  ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Water Lilies #1, 2014, 5’ x 7’, acrylic on canvas.
Iridescent medium applied over paint in areas for reflectivity and shimmer.
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Water Lilies #2 - Monet’s Garden, 2014, 5’ x 7’, acrylic on canvas. This piece is my abstracted interpretation of Monet’s gardens in France.  The layers represent sky, the bridge, the lilies and beneath the water’s surface.  Colors are brighter than they may appear here.  Iridescent medium applied over paint in lower segment for reflectivity and shimmer.  ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Water Lilies #2 – Monet’s Garden, 2014, 5’ x 7’, acrylic on canvas.
This piece is my abstracted interpretation of Monet’s gardens in France.
The layers represent sky, the bridge, the lilies and beneath the water’s surface.
Colors are brighter than they may appear here.
Iridescent medium applied over paint in lower segment for reflectivity and shimmer.
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

 

Water Lilies #3, 2014, 36” x 48"’, acrylic on canvas. The right section represents the lilies reduced to simple lines of color.  I used a variety of opaque acrylic and translucent iridescent paints to give it a shimmering quality. ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Water Lilies #3, 2014, 36” x 48″’, acrylic on canvas.
The right section represents the lilies reduced to simple lines of color. I used a variety of opaque acrylic and translucent iridescent paints to give it a shimmering quality.
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

 

Water Lilies #4 - Gilding the Lily, 2014, 5’ x 7’, acrylic and gold glitter paint on canvas. This piece is to be included in a show at Gallery Hertz, Louisville, Ky USA which opens on Sunday Aug. 17, 2014 ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

Water Lilies #4 – Gilding the Lily, 2014, 5’ x 7’, acrylic and gold glitter paint on canvas.
This piece is to be included in a show at Gallery Hertz, Louisville, Ky USA which opens on Sunday Aug. 17, 2014
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA All Rights Reserved.

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A few new images from July, 2014.

Old Town Alexandria, VA USA DSC_3350 DSC_3351 DSC_3422 (1) DSC_3473

 

 

All images ©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, All Rights Reserved.

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Tires #1, 2014

Tires #1, 2014

photography
32″ x 48″, dye sublimation on aluminum, edition of 5
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY

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Save, 2014

Save, 2014

photography
48″ x 32″ dye sublimation on aluminum, edition of 5
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA

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Horses in Window, 2014

Horses in Window, 2014

photography
48″ x 32″ dye sublimation on aluminum, edition of 5
©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA

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Free Flight, 2013

Free Flight, 2013

acrylic on panel, 12″ x 9″

©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA

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Learning to Fly, 2013

Learning to Fly, 2013

acrylic and metal glitter on panel, 12″ x 9″

©2014 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USA

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Trophies, 2013

Trophies by Kenneth Hayden, Louisville, KY USA

I came across this scene while photographing in downtown Louisville last weekend. There’s a lot of construction taking place with a new bridge being built to cross the Ohio River. The static nature of the trophy heads seemed in direct conflict to all the activity and progress swirling around in the area. Available in a limited edition of 10 (ten) 30×40″ archival prints on paper or aluminum. Larger sizes on request.

©2013 Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA. All Rights Reserved.

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A Few Assignment Photos

I’m posting some photographs that were created while on assignment for corporate, trade or editorial clients.

Executive Portrait on Location

Executive portrait created on location in bank lobby for a trade publication. ©Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA, All Rights Reserved.

Executive Portrait

Executive Portrait on location. Available light and carefully selected viewpoint. Photograph created in downtown Lexington, Kentucky USA. ©Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA. All Rights Reserved.

ABB Coal Emmissions Scrubber

Annual Report image created on assignment for Asea Brown Boveri, Zurich. ©Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA. All Rights Reserved.

University of Kentucky Archeologist

Archeology department, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Editorial image created on location. ©Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky USA. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Portal

Portal, from Block Series, 2012, Kenneth E. Hayden (photography)

Portal, 2012 is from an ongoing series of images I see when simply walking the city block where I live. Sounds easy enough. However, I force myself to only create images of shape, shadow and texture that to me have an undefinable sense of urgency. They have to be created there and then. Otherwise, how would anyone else know that those moments ever existed? Continue reading

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