Cows, Etc. - Vol. 2

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About the author:
The artist Rita Kirkman has been using pastel since she was 11 years old, and has made her career as an artist since she was 19. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988. In 1986 she began a 12 year career sketching quick (human) portraits at amusement parks.

Since 2003, Kirkman has improved her own style and technique with pastel through independent study and workshops with several renown pastelists. This effort is consistently rewarded with major awards in national and international competitions. Her work has been published in The Artist Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Southwest Art, and others.

She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a recipient of the Master Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a popular and respected art juror and workshop instructor. Her portraits and paintings are in private collections all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Cows, Etc. - Vol. 2

100 Miniature Portraits

Authored by Rita Kirkman

"Cows, Etc. - Vol.2" is the artist's continuing exploration in pastel, through 100 miniature portraits of cows and other animals. Follow the journey of this charming series reproduced here in full color images!

The artist Rita Kirkman's famous cow series started with a few good sales and quickly evolved into an addiction! Kirkman's fascination with the daily painting movement, combined with her propensity for portraiture as a genre, created the direction of this new series of miniature bovine 'portraits'.

This second volume, when compared to the first, certainly shows Kirkman's advancement in style, technique and handling of the pastel medium, and includes a special end note about the artist's philosophy on daily painting and working in a series.

This book is for anyone with a love of animals, a passion for art, or an appreciation for what's current and original in the art world.

Publication Date:
1493649795 / 9781493649792
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Art / Individual Artists / Artists Books

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