Sunday, January 27, 2019

Baby - a Pastel Kitty Commission

"Baby" (pastel, 7x5 inches) sold

Another favorite from the Holiday Season, for a client who has, between her and her sister, some of the sweetest kitties! Sadly, Baby passed away from lymphoma shortly before Carrie commissioned this for her sister.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sir Duke - a Pet Portrait Commission

"Sir Duke" (conte and pastel pencil, 10x8 inches) sold

This beautiful 7 year old Scottish Rough Collie was adopted from a kill shelter in
2014 by Bill and Arlene Wimp.

Sir Duke is now a certified Comfort/Therapy Dog with the PAWS for Service Comfort/Therapy dog organization. He is also a San Antonio Airport Ambassador with the Pups and Planes program.

Sir Duke spread's doggie joy and love to all he meets!


See more portrait samples at RitaKirkmanDrawings.com.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Buster - a Pencil Pet Portrait Commission

"Buster" (conte and pastel pencil, 10x8 inches) sold

One of my favorites from the Christmas season. I've been hibernating most of this month with paperwork and pecking away at some brand new award-winning (knock on wood!) pastel competition pieces for some looming show deadlines, so meanwhile I'll post a few of December's drawings.

See more pencil portraits at RitaKirkmanDrawings.com. (Good time to order for your Valentine!)

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

You are invited to the Goodnight Invitational Art Show!

"Sumac" (pastel, 8x8 inches) $425
"Cluck Kent" (pastel, 8x6 inches) $350
I'm proud to say that I have again been invited to participate in the Goodnight Barn Invitational Exhibit and Sale, January 19 - March 10, 2019, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO.

Two of my paintings, "Sumac" and "Cluck Kent", are included in the show. Last year, my painting "Thankful Turkeys" found a buyer at this event!

This year, "Sumac" was one of the paintings chosen for the advertisements!

Please come out and see the show if you're in the area, and enjoy the reception on February 1, 2019, 5-7pm.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Land Studies 3 and 4 (Summer Twilight and Winter Morning) - now at The Carriage House Gallery

"Land Study 3" (pastel, 3x3 inches)
"Land Study 4" (pastel, 3x3 inches)
I had originally done six little studies in a workshop with Marla Baggetta - super fun! From our own photos we picked one scene but painted it several times with variations in colors, values, etc. These are the two I did while thinking of extremes in value scales. My "dark" scheme made me think of nighttime, so I added some fireflies. My "light" scheme I think of as a misty winter morning.

So, my personal subtitles for these are "Summer Twilight" and "Winter Morning"! They make a great pair, and are now available at The Carriage House Gallery in Boerne, Texas! Come and see them at our reception this Saturday, January 12, 2019, 4-8pm.

The Carriage House Gallery
110 Rosewood Ave., Boerne, TX

Both are classically framed, 8x10 with 8-ply museum matting!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Excuse Me? - now at The Carriage House Gallery

"Excuse Me?" (pastel, 10x10 inches) $490

Now available at The Carriage House Gallery in Boerne, Texas! Get out on this beautiful weekend and bring your friends to our reception Saturday, January 12, 2019. We at the Carriage House Gallery are celebrating our two newest Artists, myself and photographer Dixie Lee. Come and shop the fantastic art while enjoying great food, music, and fine wine! We open at 10am; Wine and hors d’oeurves from 4-8pm.

Hope to see you!


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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Bull Profile #1 - Now at the Carriage House Gallery

"Bull Profile #1" (pastel, 15" diameter) $775

One of my first round paintings, and still a favorite of mine!
(See progress shots of Bull Profile #1 on his original post HERE)

This one has had the fortune of being published in the Cahier Spécial Pastel n°27 from Pratique des Arts (the premier art magazine of France) in a center spread feature of my work!


"Bull Profile #1" is now available at the Carriage House Gallery in Boerne, Texas. Please bring your friends and join us for a reception celebrating our two newest artists - myself and photographer Dixie Lee - on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 4-8pm.

Hope to see you!

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Daddy's Girl - My Centerpiece at the Carriage House Gallery, Boerne TX

"Daddy's Girl" (pastel, 36x36 inches) $5180

You and your guests are invited to a reception
on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 4-8pm

 

I'm honored to be one of the newest artist partners at The Carriage House Gallery of Artists in Boerne, Texas. Along with our other new artist, photographer Dixie Lee, we are celebrating our new additions with a reception. I hope you can come!



I have several feet of wall space in the gallery and will be working there and demonstrating a few days each quarter, including January 10th, 11th and 18th. Come by and say hi and browse and shop the excellent and diverse art!




The Carriage House Gallery is the longest running open gallery in Boerne, and was voted Best of the Best Art Gallery in Boerne the last two years in a row!

The other multi-talented Artist Partners include: Angie Carney, Elizabeth Castle, Linda Chalberg, Donald Darst, Bonnie Mann, Becky Rogers, Doug Roper, Dena Szymarek and Nancy Yarbrough.


Hope to see you on the Second Saturday, January 12th!
Click here for more info!


The Carriage House Gallery
110 Rosewood Ave., Boerne, TX

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