Sunday, December 10, 2017

"ChiChi" a Detailed Pet Pencil Portrait

"ChiChi" a Detailed Pet Pencil Portrait (conte and pastel pencil, 10x8 inches) sold

That time of year again! I'm back in the craft show at Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio Texas, every day til Christmas Eve, drawing Detailed Pencil Portraits, Quick-Sketch Portraits and Caricatures (pets and humans too!)

If you're in the area, come on by and see us! Upstairs across from the food court, open all mall hours.
Or contact me through my Drawings website,, where you can see more samples and ordering info. There's still time to order for Christmas, but if you will need your finished portrait shipped back to you don't wait much longer!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Goal Achieved! 30-in-30 for November!

"Rita Kirkman Daily Paintings - November 2017"  18x24 poster available for $20 + shipping. Click to buy

This has been my fourth November in a row to complete a 30-Paintings-in-30-Days challenge. It's always a great boost to my creative drive, and my business! (Not to mention I become just a little bit of a better painter with all that constant practice!) I'm trying to figure out which other month out of the year I can add to this tradition... Just think, if I add a month each year, in just over a decade I can be a true "Daily" Painter! ;)

For now, I'm back to the regular grind of portrait orders, paperwork, and laundry...


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Rhyme - day 30

"Rhyme" (pastel, 7x5 inches) sold

Day 30 of my 30-paintings-in-30-days of November! Yay!

(If you're seeing this on my blog, you might notice that this is published on Nov 29, and indeed, every post this month has been a day ahead of itself... but it's ok. I started with Oct 31 and planned them all to coincide with their release dates to blog subscribers and to social media, which has been the next day. ;)

Rhyme is a close relative of Melody, Harmony, Serenade, Sonatina and Sonata, who live in our neighborhood.

I hope to make a little picmonkey poster for my 30-in-30 accomplishment, as is my tradition, which I will post tomorrow!

Meanwhile, here are some progress shots of Rhyme:

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Rainie - day 29

"Rainie" (pastel, 7x5 inches) click here to bid or buy (coming soon)

Day 29 of my 30-paintings-in-30-days of November.

Rainie is short for Rainbow. I love painting white sheep!

Here are some progress shots:

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Fuzzy D - day 28

"Fuzzy D" (pastel, 12x6 inches)  click here to bid or buy

Day 28 of my 30-paintings-in-30-days of November.

I love it when I find a painting almost done on top of some boxes in my garage where I had put it after unloading from the last art fair. This one was a 'demo' I had started at the Bayou City Art Fest in October... Well, now it's good for "day 28"!

My booth
 There it is, way over on the left...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Allie - day 27

"Allie" (pastel, 7x5 inches)  click here to bid or buy

Day 27 of my 30-paintings-in-30-days of November.

There was a wildlife ranch on my way up north last summer that had some of the most adorable Alpaca!

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