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.
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”
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.
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”.
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.