The Fox – New Watercolors

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’m good.  I’ve completed a few newer watercolors.  I love how all the little pools of watercolor work together to form an image.  Anyway, they’re little more than quick studies, but now that my epic is finished, I have a treasure trove of rich, fanciful imagery stored up in the ol’ dream machine.

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The tale centers around an amnesiac who lives alone on an island.  As a result of a frustrating, zen-like conversation with a hungry pelican that swooped down to steal his roasted fish, the amnesiac is charged with a perilous quest and dubbed the “Old fool”.  The old fool must find the black wolf that carries the stolen of bag of countless treasures.  Inside the bag are three items which will console the weeping dragon.

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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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The Old Fool: An Epic Tale To Enrich Painting

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I know, its been a while since I’ve posted a new blog entry.  I wish I could say that I’ve been painting for the duration of my M.I.A status, but I haven’t.  You see, I began painting the “Kakhati” art around the simple theme of laughter.  Kakhati is a Sanskrit word from ancient India that roughly translates into English as “Laugh out loud”.  Anyway, after working through a few pieces,  I felt like “Kakhati” could be enriched and possibly even flourish if a little more thought was thrown into the mix.  With this in mind, I attempted something new.  I wrote an epic for source material.

Don’t bet me wrong, I know other artists like William Blake, have been fond of combining their painting and writing talents to make more elaborate works, but I’ve never really utilized the combination.  Writing has always been one of my great hobbies and truthfully, I’ve probably written much more than I’ve painted this year, so it seemed natural to assimilate the hobby into my work.

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I’ve only completed a few newer pieces and they’re  little more than quick studies, but now that my epic is finished, I have a treasure trove of rich, fanciful imagery stored up in the ol’ dream machine.  The tale centers around an amnesiac who lives alone on an island.  As a result of a frustrating, zen-like conversation with a hungry pelican that swooped down to steal his roasted fish, the amnesiac is charged with a perilous quest and dubbed the “Old fool”.  The old fool must find the black wolf that carries the stolen of bag of countless treasures.  Inside the bag are three items which will console the weeping dragon.

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kakhati_spring_dragonAs you may be able to imagine, I am very excited about the upcoming paintings featuring a selection of imaginative scenes from the epic.  I’m still not sure whether I want to use oil paint for realism, or watercolor for a more whimsical approach to the imagery, so I’ll  probably do both.  A long-time friend and collector of my work phoned the other day, and after hearing about the project, he graciously offered to provide the funding for most of the supplies I needed.  I happily accepted the support, so it’ll only be a matter of time, before the old fool’s adventure is  translated into visual art.

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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 time, have a great week.

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CKirk

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5 Pieces Gallery

Hello all,

Just blogging to announce that a few pieces from my monochrome collection are now available via 5 Pieces Gallery.  A handful of studies and other works on paper from last year are also available.  For details just click HERE.

Until time,

ckirk

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NEW Paintings, Drawings, Collages, & Prints NOW Available

The "Moreau" Set, limited edition print, edition of 1

Hello all,

I have been hard at work  punching away html code, editing video, and otherwise getting things ready for the presentation of new collections.  That being said, I am pleased to announce that my highly anticipated body of work is finally available.  This all new collection of paintings, collages, drawings, and prints are now live on my website.

The “Moreau” limited edition prints (Edition of 9 each) are linked to the “Shop Big Cartel” menu of my site.  View available prints HERE.

If that wasn’t enough, there is a set of four “Moreau” limited edition prints (Edition of 1)  on the “Gallery” page of my site.  Check out the “Moreau” SET & brand new original works of art HERE.

 Also, I produced a promotional video highlighting the work.

Artist Statement:

Concerning the new work, I wanted to make it as powerful as I could with as little at my disposal as possible. The majority of the paintings and drawings are mostly monochromatic, though untraditional media such as tape, coffee, and pipe tobacco ashes were used for staining and texture. Several dozen drawings were completed with many of them not making the cut into this final presentation. However, I utilized these works in a similar manner as william S. Burrows did in his writing. So despite the drawings not being shown in their entirety…shards of the works did survive. Entire pieces were built from fragments of those pieces as well as other more acceptable drawings and some compositions were merely complimented with a recycled section here or there. This new body of work draws from myth, literature, evolution, anthropomorphism, natural instincts, and the human experience. For me, the new collections are an attempt to simplify life among other things.

Until next time,

ckirk

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