Friday, July 22, 2016

Ranch Road #20

"Ranch Road #20" (pastel, 8x8 inches)  click here to bid
This is my favorite landscape scene to paint. It's from a photo I took years ago at some park somewhere, and it's frequently one of my workshop demos because it's got elements that are easy to push and pull into any dimension. I can't even remember how many times I've painted this scene, but here are a few of them:
"Park Trail #12" 8x6 sold
"Park Trail #26" 6x8 sold
"Ranch Road #15" 6x8 sold
"Ranch Road #19" 6x6 sold
Here's the photo...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Don Keely

"Don Keely"  (pastel, 7x5 inches)  click here to bid

I was researching donkeys today, and found some interesting facts. Did you know the donkey's favorite pastime is rolling? This one's hair do looks like he just got up from a good romp!

Here are some progress shots:




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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

E is for Elephant


"E is for Elephant"  (pastel, 10x10 inches)  click here to bid

Of course, E had to be elephant since I've never painted an elephant before! This baby was at the Albuquerque zoo in 2011 when I was in town for that year's Pastel Convention. It's from quite a poor quality photo taken at a long zoom and then cropped, but it was the light that caught me anyway!

If you've just stumbled upon my Animal Alphabet Series, you can read more about it on my "A is for Angelfish" post!

Progress shots of this baby:








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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bhoora

"Bhoora" (pastel, 8x8 inches)  click here to bid

The Brahman is a cattle that originates in India, so I searched their languages for a name for this one.  "Bhoora" means gray in Hindi, and I like how it sounds.

(7/20/16 Update: just found out Bhoora means brown! Oh well, maybe should use something besides Google Translate next time!)

Here are some progress shots:




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Sunday, July 17, 2016

8x10 Commissioned Pencil Portrait

A Pencil Portrait commission (Conte pencil and pastel pencil, 10x8 inches) sold

I've been working on a couple of portrait commissions today, so thought I'd post one. This is not today's. I never post the current one until the gift is given, so as not to spoil the surprise! But this is one that I actually have progress shots for, so I thought it might be interesting to post...

You can see more samples of my pencil portraits, along with ordering information on my drawings website: www.ritakirkmandrawings.com
Now is a perfect time to order to avoid the Christmas rush!











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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Gorgonzola

"Gorgonzola"  (pastel, 6x6 inches)  click here to bid

Another sweetie from the Hereford herd next to the high school.

Progress:







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