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Couplet ~ a brand new finished painting

~ Couplet ~ a brand new painting by Katie m. Berggren

Couplet by Katie m. Berggren

Couplet by Katie m. Berggren

 My Thoughts on This Painting:

I’m feeling unfinished today ~ raw and needing.

Coupling that with the vulnerability I felt from this little pair from the first moment they appeared on canvas, I have tried to finesse the surface of this painting to a completion of texture and soft roughness ~ implying a subtle unfinished and unrefined quality.

I feel like a work in progress, hopefully destined to someday look back on my life as a sort of personal masterpiece.

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Couplet is 20×24″ and is currently available for $500.

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Love & Sincerely, Katie

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8 Comments

  1. February 1, 2012    

    Thanks for your reply! My husband is a fantastic father (he loves your work too and he got some of your prints for me for Christmas, yay!) and I wish I could give him a card/print that captures his wonderful gentle father-ness and husband-ness in the same wonderful way as mothers are captured…I’ll stay tuned! :-)

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 30, 2012    

    thank you Ev! I do not paint fathers as often as mothers because I can honestly speak as a mother, how it feels to be a mother, but I do not necessarily know the feelings a father feels… I’m not as practiced at painting men as I am at painting women, either 😉
    Thanks!
    Sincerely, Katie

    Thank you Bethany and thank you Kerri!
    Love, Katie

  3. admin admin
    January 27, 2012    

    thank you Kerri!
    Love, Katie

  4. admin admin
    January 27, 2012    

    thank you Bethany!
    Sincerely, Katie

  5. admin admin
    January 27, 2012    

    thank you Ev! I do not paint fathers as often as mothers because I can honestly speak as a mother, how it feels to be a mother, but I do not necessarily know the feelings a father feels… I’m not as practiced at painting men as I am at painting women, either 😉
    Thanks!
    Sincerely, Katie

  6. January 27, 2012    

    I think mother is particularly beautiful in this one, in a very dreamy sort of way :) I was wondering, is there a reason why men feature so little in your paintings? Is it simply because connection between babies and women is more straightforward?

  7. January 27, 2012    

    Absolutely stunning and goregous. I love every inch it! Beautiful work, Katie!

  8. Kerri Kerri
    January 27, 2012    

    Katie, I love the tilt of the head and the cradling gesture. Nice. =) Kerri

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“I can't say enough about this painting. I believe that Katie has a calling to all mothers. She has perfectly depicted me and my four daughters in this print. I know that my girls will one day want this for themselves. Thank you Katie.” ~ Diane in Florida

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"Natural Magic" arrived today! I fell in love with it as you posted progress on Facebook, but I have to say that the original far exceeded my expectations. It is breathtakingly beautiful. The subtle detail that is added from the brush strokes and texture just don't come through in a picture. I can't even begin to express how happy it makes my heart to look at your art. The painting has found a home on my piano with the prints I already had. Thank you so much for sharing your gift. ~ Erin in Indiana

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“As a mother of three, cosleeper, baby wearer and breast feeder I was immediately drawn to Katie's work. When I came across this painting, it just spoke to my soul. It portrays one of those moments when a snuggle with your child transcends everything and you can feel the love pouring out of your heart, connecting you and your child in an indescribable way. Beautiful piece. “ ~ Kathleen in Pennsylvania