Katherine Muir Miller
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Katherine Muir Miller

My practice begins with the story behind a photo and the attraction I feel toward it. I love hearing about the circumstances in which it was taken and the feelings experienced by the photographer. I visualize the images on the canvas: the season, the color palette, the subject matter.

I begin with a loose pencil sketch putting in my shapes and perspective. I then do a black India ink sketch, becoming more committed to my vision. The black helps define my angles and shapes more clearly as well as give depth to certain areas.

More fun and play happen once the ink is drying and I begin to make my color palette. I work with oil paints mixing them all ahead of time. I do not use any mediums or gels. I love the feel of mixing oils, as they are so pure and vibrant and it feels like icing a cake. On occasion I will do an acrylic backwash on the canvas to convey a three dimensional effect.

The play of colors is by far my favorite part. I listen to music, have my eucalyptus and lavender oils infusing, and off I go diving into my canvas. My technique is that of large bold brush strokes using color to give shape, dimension, and highlight. I rarely blend, as I prefer to paint with intent. I put the exact color where I want it to be and leave it there. This helps keep the color pure and vibrant. I typically use one flat brush for my whole painting and I begin with my subject matter. I focus on one painting at a time as I like to paint wet-on-wet. After six to eight weeks, I apply a final layer of varnish to seal off the paint.



Katherine Muir Miller - 671 Island Bay Memories 3 Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 671 Island Bay Memories 3, 2021
Oil on Canvas
24" x 40"
$2000


671 Island Bay Memories 3, 2021
Oil on Canvas
24" x 40"
$2000
Katherine Muir Miller - 757 Winter Pines Dance Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 757 Winter Pines Dance, 2021
Oil on Canvas
36" x 24"
$1750


757 Winter Pines Dance, 2021
Oil on Canvas
36" x 24"
$1750
Katherine Muir Miller - 742 Peace Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 742 Peace, 2021
Oil on Canvas
15" x 30"
$1200


742 Peace, 2021
Oil on Canvas
15" x 30"
$1200
Katherine Muir Miller - 731 Summers End of Birches Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 731 Summers End of Birches, 2021
Oil on Canvas
30" x 20"
$1250


731 Summers End of Birches, 2021
Oil on Canvas
30" x 20"
$1250
Katherine Muir Miller - 709 Breathless 3 Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 709 Breathless 3, 2021
Oil on Canvas
18" x 36"
$1400


709 Breathless 3, 2021
Oil on Canvas
18" x 36"
$1400
Katherine Muir Miller - 676 Into the Woods 2 Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 676 Into the Woods 2, 2021
Oil on Canvas
40" x 30"
$2250


676 Into the Woods 2, 2021
Oil on Canvas
40" x 30"
$2250
Katherine Muir Miller - 643 The Glories of Moraine Lake Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 643 The Glories of Moraine Lake, 2021
Oil on Canvas
54" x 54"
$6800


643 The Glories of Moraine Lake, 2021
Oil on Canvas
54" x 54"
$6800
Katherine Muir Miller - 655 Embrace II Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 655 Embrace II, 2021
Oil on Canvas
40" x 40"
$3800


655 Embrace II, 2021
Oil on Canvas
40" x 40"
$3800
Katherine Muir Miller - 479 Jewel of the Rockies 1 Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 479 Jewel of the Rockies 1, 2020
Oil on Canvas
72" x 30"
$4500


479 Jewel of the Rockies 1, 2020
Oil on Canvas
72" x 30"
$4500
Katherine Muir Miller - 622 Colour in the Mountains Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 622 Colour in the Mountains, 2021
Oil on Canvas
58" x 16"
$2500


622 Colour in the Mountains, 2021
Oil on Canvas
58" x 16"
$2500
Katherine Muir Miller - 591 Harmony Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 591 Harmony, 2020
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
$4200


591 Harmony, 2020
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
$4200
Katherine Muir Miller - 540 Quietude in the North Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 540 Quietude in the North, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
$1450


540 Quietude in the North, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
$1450
Katherine Muir Miller - 493 Climbing Gros Morne Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 493 Climbing Gros Morne, 2019
Oil on Canvas
20" x 40"
$2000


493 Climbing Gros Morne, 2019
Oil on Canvas
20" x 40"
$2000
Katherine Muir Miller - 499 Glorious Reflections on Lady Evelyn Oil on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall 499 Glorious Reflections on Lady Evelyn, 2020
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
$2100


499 Glorious Reflections on Lady Evelyn, 2020
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
$2100

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