Journey into depths and layers of liquidity...places in space to ease into sunlight, flora and fauna or dive deep into the cool of ocean's depth.


Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Open His Eyes

Open His Eyes

Ancient Path

Ancient Path

Mariposa Lilies

Mariposa Lilies

The Sanctuary (1)

The Sanctuary (1)

Path in Great Waters

Path in Great Waters

Light is Sweet

Light is Sweet

Build Us Up Again

Build Us Up Again

Perfect Timing: Autumn

Perfect Timing: Autumn

Summer Field

Summer Field

Storm on the Sea

Storm on the Sea

Harebells in the Rain

Harebells in the Rain

Desert Dawn to Dusk

Desert Dawn to Dusk

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

Into the Waves

Into the Waves

Waters Cannot Quench

Waters Cannot Quench

The Sanctuary (2)

The Sanctuary (2)

Three Lilies

Three Lilies

Sunset Shouts for Joy (3)

Sunset Shouts for Joy (3)

It Matters to These

It Matters to These

The Sunset Shouts For Joy

The Sunset Shouts For Joy

Sunrise From On High

Sunrise From On High

It Matters to This One

It Matters to This One

Liquid Sunshine

Liquid Sunshine

Setting Sun Through the Pine

Setting Sun Through the Pine

Lilies and Lilacs

Lilies and Lilacs

It Matters to This One

It Matters to This One

This is the Way

This is the Way


The series "Monsters and Fools of the Bible" invites you to enjoy the intense and irrational characters whose spirits may continue to influence and destroy mankind today.

Jezebel and Ahab

Jezebel and Ahab

The Immoral Woman

The Immoral Woman

King Nebuchadnezzar

King Nebuchadnezzar

Leviathan

Leviathan


Like the surreal or intensely irrational reality of a dream, these images take you into the Bible and reveal Holy Scripture in layers that are deeply moving, emotional, luminescent, and vibrant. Art speaks.  Give God the glory!

Riding on the Clouds

Riding on the Clouds

Door of Hope

Door of Hope

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Make Disciples

Make Disciples

Flourish Like a Palm Tree

Flourish Like a Palm Tree

Like a Tree Planted by Rivers of Water

Like a Tree Planted by Rivers of Water


In Samoan folklore sea turtles were believed to have the power to save fishermen who were lost at sea by bringing them safely to shore. The Samoan word for sea turtle, “I'a sa,” translates literally to “sacred fish”, presumably because of this ability.

The sea represents opportunities and revelations that run deep: it is in the sea that the fisherman cast out their nets for their greatest catch. There is abundance in the sea.



The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (1)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (1)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (2)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (2)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (3)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (3)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (4)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (4)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (5)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (5)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (6)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (6)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (7)

The Voice of the Turtle is Heard (7)

Contact

Mark Kuhne

Hudson, WI

E-mail: mark@KuhneGallery.com

To view and purchase original paintings by Mark Kuhne, contact Heather,

(715) 386-4112, Kelley Galleries, Hudson, WI: www.kelleygalleries.com


Work in Progress

"Open His Eyes"

"Path in Great Waters (2)"

Oiling Out

I use 50/50 Gamblin Galkyd and Gamblin Gamsol (OMS) to "oil out" my paintings.  This adheres or bonds to the paint and protects.  Later varnish can be added and/or carefully removed. "Oiling out" allows the surface to have an even shine despite how various colors may dry flat. It also brings out the color.

From Gamblin:Glazing and Varnishing

"The final stages of the painting can ultimately determine the type of surface quality the painting will take. Whereas some painters prefer a dead-matte finish, others like the saturated colors and depth obtained by a high gloss. With an understanding of materials, painters can easily achieve their desired surface quality.

First, it is important to make a distinction between a glaze and a varnish. A glaze is a permanent paint layer containing transparent pigment, which add to the "design" of the painting. Paintings may contain multiple layers of glazes or none at all. A varnish layer, on the other hand, is a non-porous, protective layer that is removable for conservation purposes; it serves its aesthetic purpose while also providing protection against dust and dirt.

There is much benefit in applying both a thin glaze layer and a varnish layer to a finished oil painting. When a varnish is applied, it will often "sink-in" to the matte (absorbent) areas while appearing glossy over the already glossy (nonabsorbent) areas. The varnish will then dry with an uneven surface. Consider using the "oiling out" method (described above). This will even out the surface and, more importantly, even out the absorbency rates on the surface of the painting. The final varnish layer will lie on top of the glaze layer, rather than sink in to the permanent layers of paint."

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