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!

Here are some progress shots: 








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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!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Familiar - Finalist in Richeson75 Small Works Exhibit

"Familiar"  (pastel, 8x10 inches)  $1350

I'm happy to announce that my painting, Familiar, has been chosen as a Finalist in the Richeson75 Small Works Competition 2017, which will be exhibited at the Richeson School of Art and Gallery in Kimberly WI, February 22 - April 8, 2017.

Familiar is a two-time award winner from other national exhibits last year, and is in the prime of her eligible competition age. She will be thrilled to travel once again before finding her permanent home!

Below are some never-before-posted progress shots of Familiar! (just a few of many throughout her long process..)









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Thursday, January 19, 2017

BunBun

"BunBun" (pastel, 12x6 inches) click here to bid or buy
Reference photo donated by Kimberley Dimer.

This is 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!

Progress shots of BunBun:










Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sweetie

"Sweetie" (pastel, 8x6 inches)  click here to bid or buy

reference photo donated by Lisa Jane

This is 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!

Progress shots of Sweetie:







Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pencil Portrait Commissions (and new site in the works!)

Grandparents (conte pencil and pastel pencil, 12x15 inches) sold

The Holidays are done, and the New Year under way with a vengeance! Where did the past two weeks go? Well, I for one have been catching up with my post-Christmas portrait orders, and playing with our new kitten.

Here are a couple more of this Season's portraits. I also have been working on an updated Drawings site for my pencil portraits, which will still be at RitaKirkmanDrawings.com, but will be new and improved! Check there in a couple days, or just wait and I'll share it when it's ready!
baby boy (conte pencil and pastel pencil, 10x8 inches)  sold

And... our new kitty! (Pete, aka Mewler, or Pete Mewler, Pretty Pete, Dude, Silly Cat, Pretty Kitty, Good Kitty, and sometimes Bad Kitty.)
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