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.
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.
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.
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.