Birdseye

Birdseye, 2022, ink on paper, 17" x 14" Tonight, I am sharing a newly completed personal piece called Birdseye. I worked on it, off and on, over the summer, in between some book illustration projects and revisions to my novel in progress. Earlier this week, I turned in the latter to my literary agent, so... Continue Reading →

Little Summer

This past week was filled with drawing, writing, reading, torrential rain, flooded libraries—not mine—and patches of sun. Some of these things are related. I’m calling this post Little Summer, because so many small wonders seem to come our way during Ontario’s short pause in what can seem like an endless winter. Here’s one. A tiny... Continue Reading →

Back

A Few of My Favourite Things (photo © Richard A. Kirk 2021) I took a much longer hiatus from this blog than intended! I was surprised/ not surprised to see that my last post was back in April. Yikes. So far 2021 has been a bit of a slow burn for me creatively. I've been... Continue Reading →

Lander 1

Lander 1, 2021, ink on 140lb Arches hotpress, 18 x 24 inches Lander 1 detail Lander 1 detail The inspiration for Lander 1—and yes, expect a Lander 2 and 3—came from watching the Perseverance rover descend on Mars in February. I started thinking about humans being sole explorers/ representatives from earth. This piece imagines a... Continue Reading →

Mascot

Mascot, 2021, ink & watercolour, 6"x5"Crustacean, 2021, ink & watercolour, 5"x5"Flora, 2021, ink & watercolour, 5"x5"Tangent, 2021, ink & watercolour, 5"x5"Venom, 2021, ink & watercolour, 5"x5"Witness, 2021, ink & watercolour, 5"x5" I've had a very busy few days with non-art related things, so it was fun to have these little pieces to work on. They... Continue Reading →

Two New Watercolours

Munchfish, 2021, charcoal and watercolour on hotpress watercolour paper, 9 x 6" approximate Gap, 2021, watercolour on 300lb coldpress paper, 11 x 7.5" Two slightly different watercolour techniques on different papers, with the same palette. These pieces are available in my webstore.

Harbinger

This week, I am showing my latest completed drawing called Harbinger. I started this piece on October 2 and finished it on December 6. I hope you enjoy checking out the detail shots below. I will be making a limited giclee print of Harbinger in the New Year. The best way to stay on top... Continue Reading →

3 Windows

One might be forgiven for thinking this piece a surrealist response to Aubrey Beardsley's illustration, The Examination of the Herald from Lysistrata, but it is in fact a meditation on vision (see previous posts). I hope you have enjoyed watching this process. This work is available for purchase. Please message me with any questions. Richard... Continue Reading →

Mysterious Garden

Last night I finished Mysterious Garden Ex.1 a new silverpoint drawing. As the name implies, I plan to do a few more of these imaginary plants. This work is available on my Big Cartel webstore. On another note entirely, I have re-booted my book blog, Amnesiac's Library. It's a place where I talk about my... Continue Reading →

The Plague Tree

The Plague Tree, 2020, ink on paper, 27 x 19 inches Back in March, when Covid 19 started to seriously impact our lives, I knew I wanted to do a piece of art as a way of processing what was happening. I had a large sheet of watercolour paper mounted on an archival board that... Continue Reading →

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