Combat Writer’s Block and/or Painter’s Block by Writing Daily

About 3 weeks ago, I began writing daily again, and this time, I began that process by writing in my Garden Journal: I initially began my practice of writing daily via my work with Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. The Artist’s Way is a process toward emotional and/or creative healing via the practice of writing…

Jacki Kellum Illustrations – A Cast of Characters

Mrs. Cow Down on the Farm – Traditional Watercolor The Lamb Needs a Haircut One Proud Rooster – Jacki Kellum Illustration – Traditional Watercolor One Tired Rooster – Jacki Kellum Illustration – Traditional Watercolor Piglet Doing Cannon Balls into the Pond – Jacki Kellum Illustration – Traditional Watercolor Gypsy Rose Lee – Jacki Kellum Digital…

Jacki Kellum: A Gallery of Current Art Work & Artistic Statement

I began studying painting in college in 1968, and over the years, I have tried several different materials and several different styles, but my initial training was as an abstract expressionist. Although my current work is more representational, it still bears semblances of my first paintings which were, above all else, expressionistic. Boy with Curls…

Color Chart for Golden Acrylic Paints

Several people have asked me to offer a class about how I paint with acrylics, and most of those people are primarily impressed with how I use color. Today, I have begun putting that class together, and my first step is to show you most of the Golden acrylic paint colors and how I group…

Who Is Jacki Kellum? and Why?

“I am part of all that I have met.” – Tennyson – Many years ago, I read Tennyson’s words about how life’s experiences become the core of who we are, and today, as I look squarely at the age of 71, I can validate that I truly am a product of the life that I…

How Many Hours Does It Take to Create A 1-Hour Painting and Why?

Yesterday, I posted images of my 1-Hour painting Lilies, and within minutes someone asked me how much that this painting would cost. Lilies – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting Created in 1 Hour I came back with the price of $300, and I could almost hear jaws drop. “What? $300 for 1 hour of work?” Well,…

A Peek into Jacki Kellum’s Studio in the Ozark Mountains.

Roses in a Striped Mug – Jacki Kellum Acrylic Painting January 21, 2021 Today, I was painting, and before my still life fell apart, I decided to snap a shot of my setup–in the spot where I actually paint. I live in a house that is about 125 years old, and I paint in a…