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What Can You Do But Laugh? First Oil Painting Of A New Series

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’m so excited.  I recently finished up the first oil painting of a new series.  I’ve been thinking on the series for some time now.  My wife bought a clown nose from Walgreens for Red Nose Day, a charity that helps children in poverty. I painted a watercolor about a week later that got the ball rolling, but with these type of creative endeavors, the concepts take time to grow, morph and multiply into something tangible.

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 In last week’s blog post, I shared some of the early charcoal pastel/oil stick studies.  The studies were really helpful in the development.  I can’t wait to see how they’ll translate into oil paint.

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I like the way the first piece translated.  As you can see below, the color is vivid, the paint is thick and the pallette knife and brush work is a laugh,  Speaking of laughter, I’m sure you’ve noticed that laughter is the theme.  I figure laughing could be the best remedy, especially when things are greasy, crazy and tits up.  Anyway, I don’t have the artist’s statement worked out yet, but there’s no rush.  I hope you enjoy the upcoming pieces in the “Kakhati” series.

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

Until next timehave a great week.

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What Can You Do But Laugh?

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’ve spent quit a bit of time lately completely covered in charcoal dust.  Fortunately, after completing several new pastel/charcoal studies, I have put the dusty mediums aside and started in on a canvas with oil paint.  You see, I’ve been trying to capture my mood of late and what I have come to believe that it is an appropriate response to just about anything.  

Anyway, here are a few of the better studies I finished.  The first is a little darker than I what I was going for, but I like it non the less.

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Charcoal, chalk pastel, & oil stick on bristol, 2016

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Charcoal, chalk pastel, & oil stick on bristol, 2016

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Charcoal, chalk pastel, oil stick & tape on bristol, 2016

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Charcoal & chalk pastel on builders paper, 2016

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Charcoal & chalk pastel on builders paper, 2016

To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

   
Until next timehave a great week.

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New Art + Limited “Venus” Editions + The Summer Sale

Hello again art lovers.

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’ve been pretty busy, so I have a lot to cover in this blog entry, but I’ll keep it as brief as possible.

Summer is here and to celebrate, I have decided to have a “Summer Sale” on art works. Works in the “Summer Sale Facebook album will be temporarily  discounted From Wednesday July 13, 2016 until midnight on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.  

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 Some pretty nice pieces  like this 2012 oil painting titled “47′” are available.

To See what is else specially priced. just click here.  If you see anything you like, personal message me on Facebook or email me via  ckirkart.com. 

 

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Next up, I have two new “Siren” pastel studies completed.  I have quit a few more left undone, but I think they’ll have to wait a while.  That being said, I have really enjoyed working with the medium and imagery.

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And finally, by popular demand, I have decided to offer high-quality. limited edition prints of the “Venus#1” watercolor study.  The edition size extremely limited at only 15 prints mid-sized made available.

 I have a feeling these editions will go quickly, so please contact me via ckirkart.com for inquiries. 

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

   
Until next timehave a great week.

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Adding A Little Color To Life – 2 New Watercolors

Hello again art lovers.

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I needed to add a little color in my life, so I painted a few new watercolors.  Well, two are complete, but I’m not sure if the third will be finished.  It may work better as a charcoal or oil.  The first watercolor is titled “Days Of Yore & The Eternal Now”.  The Second is “Venus#1”.  a month or two back, I did a chalk pastel study for Venus#1.  I’ll post it below as well.  Feel free to tell me which version you like better.

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The piece above reuses imagery from art created in 2013 & 2014

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Which Venus do you prefer?  The Watercolor study…

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or the pastel study?

 

To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

   Until next timehave a great week.

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CKirk

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A New Erotic Mythology – Siren#3

Hello again art lovers.

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’ve been busying myself with Siren studies.  In Greek Mythology, the Sirens were beautiful, but dangerous creatures who lured sailors to their doom with enchanting songs.  Since I’m working in chalk pastel and not music, my “Siren” studies focus more on sexuality and playful but odd physical gestures.

 

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

   Until next timehave a great week.

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CKirk

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The Good News According To Kirk – An All New Watercolor + FRABJOUS Day

Hello again art lovers.

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’ve been going non-stop.  I rephotographed many of my older works on paper, have been replacing jpegs on ckirkart.com with higher-quality images, and have given my site a bit of a facelift. The website is a work in progress.  There’s quite a few pieces I’d like to add to the site.  Anyway,  I completed a few more “Siren” pastel studies and plotted out many more for future rendering, but I won’t be posting any the new “Siren” pastel studies today.

You see, after a month or so of working with monochrome pastels, I had to get a little color in my life and I painted a watercolor portrait of sorts.  Working with the fluid medium took much longer and was much more difficult than blending pastels with my fingers.  It had been so long since I played with watercolor, that I had to get reacquainted with the medium.  I’m not going to lie, I became discouraged early on during the making of the piece.  I used to be a watercolor wizard, and I began to think that maybe I had lost my touch.  It turns out patience was all that was needed.

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In other news, I’ve been playing around with the concept of having more frequent, special sales.  You know, like offering 1 piece at a special price for only 1 day each week.  The words “FRABJOUS DAY” from Lewis Carroll’s  story “Through The Looking Glass” pop’d in my head, so I decided I should go ahead with the idea.  So, Friday of each week, until I get bored, will be “FRABJOUS DAY” and I will offer 1 piece at a special price for 24 hours

So, keep an eye out.  This week, Friday the 24, I will be posting the piece below at a special price for 24 hours.

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 To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my websitckirkart.com.

   Until next timehave a great week.

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CKirk

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A New Erotic Mythology – Siren#4

Hello again art lovers.

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’ve been busying myself with Siren studies.  In Greek Mythology, the Sirens were beautiful, but dangerous creatures who lured sailors to their doom with enchanting songs.  Since I’m working in chalk pastel and not music, my “Siren” studies focus more on sexuality and playful but odd physical gestures.

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

   Until next timehave a great week.

ckirk4

CKirk

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