“Gunpowders nature, energy; and the experimental qualities it offers captivates my desire to create!” – KJK

“Storm’s Comin”  Ignited Gunpowder on paper, 42″x12″
Gunpowder art… the fun, the experimentation, the process, even the “burn-ups” – I love this medium!

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain, wind, and cold to stop by the demo at Art Focus! ~ KJ

Gunpowder artist, KJ Kahnle thrives on experimentation and her more recent experiments have been quite explosive. “Gunpowder is an amazingly interesting, diverse, and challenging medium. Not being able to completely predict or control the final outcome, unlike my detailed pencil work, is part of what I really enjoy about it. It’s kind of like life, you plan but the reactions of all the variables creates unexpected results.


Waterworks Art Museum

Auction submission for the WaterWorks Art Museum 42nd Annual Auction https://www.facebook.com/WaterWorksArtMuseum/. This piece was very challenging and so much fun! I developed some new techniques, used some new powders, over-burned lots of...

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Featured on ArtsyShark.com

I'm honored to be among the featured artists on ArtsyShark.com "A Favorite Work of Art."(scroll to near the bottom of the page) Artsy Shark, founded by Carolyn Edlund, is a great business resource site for artists sharing marketing and sales tips, inspiration,...

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Gunpowder art demos were a success even though it was rainy, windy and cold!
(on the street in front of Art Focus during the June Culture Crawl, in Hamilton, MT.)

Grace and Gunpowder: The Art of Igniting Gunpowder