This painting was inspired by a scene in New York City's Central Park. I saw and heard this violinist playing music. As I stood watching, I was struck by how beautiful the music and the setting was and that most people just walked by without noticing. Thus the title of the piece. I used gesso as an under painting on the floor and wall areas -- it helped to add texture. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Kathleen Giles

Ears But They Couldn't Hear

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

30" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 6 oz.



Kathleen Giles
Gasport, New York

Getting to Know Kathleen

Kathleen Giles is a self-taught watercolorist who captures figures employing a realist style that sets a high standard for a traditionally tricky medium. She has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and credits her mastery of watercolor to understanding the properties of the paints. Kathleen says she never uses black paint, and she applies underpaintings of yellow and pink for warmth. “I use a lot of yellow in my work because it adds a beautiful glow,” she says. The luminosity Kathleen creates brings each subject to life. When she’s not working on her own artworks, she also teaches workshops across the United States and co-hosts a weekly cable television show called “Watercolors with Jody and Kathy.”