A New Erotic Mythology – 3 Sirens

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’ve all had a great week.

I’ve been pretty busy.  I finished up a commissioned piece that pretty much replicates my highly popular chalk pastel drawing “An Aging Bard”.  Its not an exact replica of course, but I actually like this version better than the original.  The piece will soon be packed up and shipped to Stockholm Sweden.

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In other news, I have a handful of new studies in the works.  So far, I’ve been concentrating on the “Siren” drawings.  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 so far, the emphasis is on the vagina.

Check out the extra LARGE image of “Three Sirens” below.

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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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When It Spoke I Took Notes & This Is What It Say

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you are well.

I’m alright.  I’m gearing up for the next phase of studies which of course, I will be posting here upon completion.  Today however, I have posted one of the last studies I finished.

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I’ve also been photographing some older works with a higher-quality camera.  The goal is to eventually have everything still in my possession re photographed, but that is a pretty big job and will take some time.  I’ve attached a couple of new images of the “Pet Gun” pieces from 2012/2013 below.

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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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Chalk Pastel Drawing Venus #1 – Commissions – Exhibits

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well.

I’m good.  I’m currently working on a commission for a Swedish artist/collector.  I’ve also, once again, been asked to co curate an exhibit which will be held at Seven Minus Seven Gallery in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and I’ll have a piece in a Krampus themed group exhibit at Hive Gallery in Los Angeles this summer.  Other than that, I’m waiting to see where inspiration will take me and what will be made as a result.

Concerning possible new work, I figure I’ll continue on with the pastel studies for a while.  I used themes in most of the studies that could easily be expanded upon.

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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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An Aging Bard + Commissions + Wunderbar

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’ve all had a great week.

I’ve rather fortunate with sales lately and I’m really happy about.  My recent prosperity couldn’t have come at a better time.  Last week, I sold the original pastel drawing “An Aging Bard” to a wonderful art collector in Dallas.  The image received quite a bit of attention on social media and has also spawned an additional two commissions. One of the commissions is for a fellow brother of briar in South Carolina and another will be headed to  Stockholm Sweden.

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In other news, I just finished up a pastel rendering of the mask used in the infamous “Wunderbar” photo shoot with the self-proclaimed Amy Boobies.  The photos were used to create the 2014 Apoko-Lips triptych of the same name.  I’m hoping to do a full body rendering in oil paint at some point.  We’ll see.

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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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New Figure study “Siren” + Old Visceral Charcoal Drawings + Print Orders + Sold Archetype

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’m well.  I sold a few works, landed a nice commission, and began some new pastel studies on builder’s paper which I haven’t quite finished yet.  Among the pieces recently sold was a favorite of mine.  It was an early 2013 addition to the Apoko-Lips series titled “The Occupation” and in retrospect, it showed that the Trickster archetype that Carl Jung wrote about was in full swing.   Before boxing the piece up for shipping, I took the opportunity to snap a higher quality photo which you can see below.

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I also have some new print inquiries.  I figured I’ll take this opportunity to make limited editions available once again for a limited time.  I will be taking new print orders until Wednesday May 4th, 2016.  You can see pieces available in print form by clicking here.  If you’d like to order a limited edition print, please email me from the “Contact” page of my website.

Below – My lovely wife with a packaged 18 x 24″ limited edition print  “Portrait of the Artist Kicking The Shit Out Of Cars”

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In other news, I recently went through my art storage and came across a few different collections of studies from 2010.  These studies were created with charcoal, and chalk on 18 x 24″ paper.  They are very visceral and moody.  I shot high quality images of the work and have listed them on the “Shop” page of my website.  I attached one of the pieces below, but if you liked to see the other three, please visit my shop.  If you would like to see high quality or detail photos of the 2010 studies, please contact me from my website.

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I’ll end by mentioning that I have completed my 4th pastel study on builder’s paper.  I have no idea exactly what I will do with the images.  Maybe I’ll use them for reference on future oil paintings.  Right now, I’m just enjoying the process of creating the figure studies.  Its been a long time since I’m worked on toned paper and I have to admit, I really love the contrast between the monochromatic figures and the warm brown of the paper.  Below is the recently finished pastel study “Siren #1”.

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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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New work + Spring Cleaning Sale

 

Ckirk Art News

“New work, Spring Cleaning Sale”

April, 2016

Hello again, art lovers,  I hope you have all been doing wonderful.

I’m pleased to announce that after more than two years,  Apoko-Lips has finally come to an end, at least for now. It dawned on me about a week ago that “Excappare”the largest of the final three works, was the series’ natural conclusion .  “Excappare” is a large-scale (Roughly 60 x 83″) mixed media piece created with oil, conte crayon, marker & latex house paint applied with female breasts on unstretched canvas.

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To see the long-running series Apoko-Lips in its entirety, click here.

With Apoko-Lips finally coming to end after more than two years, I have begun work on figurative studies for future art pieces.  I’m back where I once was and I can see my art becoming very fluid and eclectic once more since the constraints of an involved series have dropped away.  I look forward to painting whatever subject I wish with whatever medium I feel like.  The first four studies I have completed were with chalk pastel on builder’s paper.

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A current selection of recent work and the 4 new figurative pastel studies can be viewed on my website.

Drop by ckirkart.com and take a look.

And finally, spring is here and it’s time for me to let loose of some of my treasures in order to clear out some space and restock my supplies.  It’s been over a year since I’ve had one of these seasonal sales, but for a limited time, all work predating 2014 will be available at discounted prices.  

You can view what’s on sale at the “Earlier Works” page of my website.  If you’re a facebook user, you can find an even larger selection of specially-priced pieces.  Just click here. If you see anything that sparks your interest, feel free to email me from ckirkart.com

Until next time, have a great week,

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A New Higher-Quality Image Of Re Imagining GOZER

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’ve all had a great week.

I became bogged down on the study for my last oil painting.  I’m glad I didn’t actually start squeezing paint out of the tube and smearing it on canvas yet, because since then, I’ve totally reworked the composition.  Anyway, I used some of the down time to re photograph some older pieces.  I’ve been wanting to re shoot quite a bit of my older work ever since purchasing a new camera over a year ago, so I’m pleased that I finally managed to get to the task. Below is a higher quality image of “Re Imaging Gozer”.  The camera captured a lot more of the detail, heavy smears of oil paint, and the vinyl/paper collage underneath.  Take a look.

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In other news, the recent studies I found from 2010 will be on sale a little longer before being taken down.  These works have never been featured on my website and are available for a limited time.  They’re visceral, moody and on sale on my shop page.

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For recent works, please visit my website ckirkart.com.  To view older art pieces, take a look at the

“Earlier Works” page of my website.

Until next time, have a great week.

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