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...

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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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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Proud Peahen - day 26

 
"Proud Peahen" (pastel, 12x6 inches) click here to bid or buy

Day 26 of my 30-paintings-in-30-days of November.

This curious gal was roaming the cafe patio at a zoo, hunting for handouts. Then the sun came out and so did my camera!

Some progress shots:






Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tommy - day 24

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

Day 24 of my 30-paintings-in-30-days of November.

Here's a friendly turkey who is thankful to be young, and to have missed out on yesterday's feast!





Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thankful Turkeys - day 23

"Thankful Turkeys" (pastel, 16x12 inches) $500 unframed for a limited time. Click to buy

Day 23 of my 30-paintings-in-30-days of November.

Happy Thanksgiving from the turkeys who got away!

I'm thankful for lots of things, but right now I'm thankful for finding the few good photos of these wild turkeys hidden in the depths of my files, and I'm thankful for finding an old, slightly stained but still smooth 12x16 inch piece of gatorboard when I thought I was all out, and I'm especially thankful to all of you who have been enjoying my 23-of-30-paintings this month and more to come!

Here are some progress shots, including the photos!

I combined birds from the two photos above to create the composition below.

Then I enhanced the image, and decided it looked better flipped.

 Here are the first layers of gold colored primer on the old, stained board I found.
 I'm also thankful that the design allowed for the dark area to cover up the black stain!












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