Thursday, February 16, 2017

Emma

"Emma" (pastel, 24x18 inches)  sold

A portrait commission from last Christmas. I've painted all of this client's grandchildren so far, some of them three times! He's set a tradition to have them each done every five years. Lovely client! (and lovely granddaughter!)

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Stevie

"Stevie"  (pastel, 10x10 inches) click here to bid or buy

Finally, my finished demo from the little workshop with the Pastel Society of the Southwest earlier this month. I've painted this stylish gal a couple times before; she's a favorite of my reference shots!

Speaking of workshops, I still have just a couple of spaces left (I think!) in each of my spring workshops coming up soon! Durango, CO, March 31 - Apr 2, and Lee's Summit, MO (near Kansas City) Apr 14-16. Visit my workshop page for registration info on each!

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Donna Keyola

"Donna Keyola"  (pastel, 12x6 inches)  click here to bid or buy

I had a good couple of one-day workshops this weekend. This was today's demo for the workshop with the Texas Pastel Society in San Antonio. (Yesterday's demo still needs a few tweaks and I'll be posting later in the week.)

Tomorrow I get to load a U-Haul van with my portrait sketching booth and set up at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, which runs Feb 9-26. (Find us in Booth 400 in the Freeman Coliseum, doing portraits and caricatures!)


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Max

"Max" (pastel, 8x8 inches)  click here to bid or buy

A short break from the bunnies with a big bull. This was a little warmup before my two single-day workshops this weekend. Saturday in Houston for the PSST, and Sunday in San Antonio for the TxPS.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Walter White

"Walter White"  (pastel, 12x6 inches)  click here to bid or buy
Reference photo donated by Tracy Lawes-Winn

Another adorable bunny from the generous and friendly members of the House Rabbit Society group on Facebook. 10% of the sale of this painting will be donated to the House Rabbit Society.

The House Rabbit Society is an international, nonprofit animal welfare organization which rescues abandoned rabbits and finds permanent adoptive homes for them, and through education, seeks to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits and to improve bunnies’ lives by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals. Visit their website at Rabbit.org to learn more!

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Portrait Commissions, and New Drawings Website!

"Family Selfie" (conte and pastel pencils, 22x12 inches) sold

One of my favorite commissions of the Christmas Season, this "family selfie" is the perfect modern portrait! The client was so excited to have me draw her daughter and grandkids from this candid shot that her granddaughter took. And what a shot! All smiles, no blinks, no blurries, and the composition is amazingly strong. Wish they were all this easy!

This is one of several new portraits I have on my newly-redesigned mobile-friendly Drawings Website for my pencil portraits, created on SquareSpace. Check it out! Same URL at RitaKirkmanDrawings.com.

"Granddaughter and Friend"  (conte and pastel pencils, 15x12 inches) sold

This was another favorite commission of the Season. Who can resist a pet pig?

To commission your favorite photo into a Detailed Portrait Drawing, see my prices and ordering info on my new drawings website!

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