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The Oracles by kellymckernan
The Oracles
"The Oracles" was created with watercolor and gouache on 12" x 12" hot press illustration board. The original has sold, but prints are available in my shop:

I referenced two stock images by AimeeStock for this piece. <3
Starman by kellymckernan

I also have a time-lapse video from creating this piece you can watch here:

I am one of those that created a portrait of David Bowie on the day of his death," she says, "I have never been so moved to express my gratitude for a person's existence (whom I don't even know personally) upon their passing as I was for David Bowie. He was the embodiment of visionary genius. There are musicians, actors, singers, writers, and artists, but few manage to cover the amount of creative ground that he did and in such an influential way. While painting this portrait, I listened to his new album 'Blackstar' on repeat, interpreting the lyrics as his final farewell. The process of painting his portrait became a method for grieving his loss and I came out of it so appreciative of him and his extensive contribution to the world. 

The original piece measures 7" x 8" and was painted in watercolor and gouache.

Immure by kellymckernan
Created for "In Service of Monsters," a Guillermo del Toro tribute show opening at Gallery 1988 West September 11th, 2015. 

My piece is inspired by the forthcoming "Crimson Peak" film. It was painted in watercolor and measures 11" x 14."


Edit: I am THRILLED to say that the man himself, Guillermo del Toro, purchased the original painting.
Impasse by kellymckernan
"Impasse" // 14" x 28" // Watercolor

This will be a part of the PRISMA Artist Collectiveshow opening at Antler Gallery in Portland, OR, opening August 27th!

Please inquire with the gallery if you're interested in purchasing the piece
Created for, "Ineffable" measures 7" x 11" and was painted with watercolor.

Referenced stock by Alpha-Ninja-Studio


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Kelly McKernan
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Right now, I'm running a crowd-funding campaign to recover lost savings, which will ultimately lead to having a studio space again (my impending daughter's nursery took over the space). One of the rewards I'm offering for contributions is a six week online watercolor class. This has been requested of me quite often, so I'm very excited to be able to offer it! 

There are lots of other exciting rewards available too, including a Process & Technique DVD if the class is too far out of your budget! 

Head over here for more information.

Hope to see some of you sign up! :D 


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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great gallery :D
Sam0405 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
amazing and inspiring works 😊
Lezbhonest Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gosh you're amazing!
YTheJoshuaTreeY Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Artist
All the birthday wishes to you!YAY 
daeien Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
C-Roan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Happy Birthday
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :woohoo:  Enjoy it! :hooray:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :woohoo:  Genieß ihn! :hooray:
SeraphitaJibrille Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :cake: :cake: :happybounce: :cake: :cake:
Scarlett-Aimpyh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday :)
samosvulter Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
♪HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ♫♪ ヾ(●⌒∇⌒●)ノ
🎁And BEST wishes~☆彡 (●^∀^●)ノシ 

Hope you have a good time celebrate it~~:iconcelebration1plz::iconcelebration2plz:
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