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"Maxine" (pastel, 10x10") sold

Had a great demo yesterday at The Coppini Academy of Fine Art in San Antonio.  I really miss that place! I used to attend classes there pretty regularly when I lived in S.A.

I'm on my way today to Gastonia, NC, for my first of a 4-workshop road trip! I'll be up there by Thursday for the weekend workshop July 20-22. (There are still spaces available, btw! Contact Nancy Kennedy at nckennedyart@gmail.com to snag a space! See more info on my workshop page!)

Meanwhile, enjoy these shots from yesterday's demo:





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"Brawny" (pastel, 10x8 inches) $400 framed

I had this handsome young Longhorn under-painted a while back, and added the pastel yesterday. This is a perfect example of how I never really know exactly how the pastel is going to look until it's done. I think I had set this under-painting aside for so long because this "sort of brown patchy young bull" was not quite as exciting to me as some of the white-faces, bunnies and other animals I've been catching up with. But I was pleasantly surprised with how he came out after all!


(My under-painting was kinda "blah")





(But with a limited palette he came to life!)

"Brawny" in his frame
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"Cotton Bun" (pastel, 12x6 inches) $385 framed

These next few days will be the last of my posts until my east coast workshops begin. I head out on monday for my SUMMER ROAD TRIP! Yeah!! Usually I like to just go NORTH, but this year I'm off to North Carolina and Virginia, which if memory serves me right, are not all THAT much cooler than Texas this time of year. But hopefully it will be an improvement on the 100+ temps next week is promising my area.

In any case, my workshops are all indoors! By the way, there are still some spaces in a few of them... It's not too late to sign up! Just tell the organizers you're coming, and bring a check with you!

July 19-21, 2018 - Gastonia, NC (near Charlotte) - Contact Nancy Kennedy at nckennedyart@gmail.com
July 27-29, 2018 - at the VECCA, Woodstock, VA - Contact Donna Patton at dkpatton@shentel.net
August 3-5, 2018 - Painted Views Ranch, Florence, TX - To register contact Kirk at paintedviewsranch@gmail.com

 For more info visit my Workshop Page!
 Hope to see you!

Meanwhile, enjoy these progress shots of Cotton Bun:








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"Hennabun" (pastel, 7x5 inches) $200 unframed for a limited time, or $265 framed.

I sometimes enjoy using a photo reference more than once. It's hard not to when the pose and the light make a dynamic composition! I've painted this one three times now.

"Cocoa Bun" 7x5, 2014, sold

"Cocoa Bunny" 7x5, 2016, sold
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 And here are some progress shots of Hennabun:


I used a bit of my new blue primer on Hennabun's underpainting!





How Hennabun will look in her frame


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"Taffy" (pastel, 7x5 inches) click here to bid or buy (coming soon)

Aahhh, those reflected lights again! Somehow on this painting, she took on all the colors of saltwater taffy from my days at Cedar Point so long ago.







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"Poem" (pastel, 6x6 inches) sold

This fawn was a request by a client who liked "Rhyme" and wanted one like it. So I used the same reference photo but in a different size to change it up.

"Rhyme" (pastel, 7x5 inches) sold


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"Fuzzybun" (pastel, 7x5 inches) $200 unframed for a limited time, or $265 framed.

Another adorable bunny from Fry's Fun Farm. I had my annual dose of tactile and cuteness therapy in Georgetown TX on the 4th, where Fry's had their petting zoo set up!








how Fuzzybun will look in her frame!
Hey! One spot just opened up in my Woodstock VA workshop July 27-29. Act fast to snag it! Click the flyer below for more details, and mail in the form or contact Donna Patton at dkpatton@shentel.net to register!

I've got one or two spaces in other workshops still available too! See my website workshop page for complete listing!

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"Misty" (pastel, 6x6 inches) $200 unframed for a limited time, or $265 framed

I just love reflected light on white! The young, pure white sheep are perfect models!






how Misty will look in her frame
And by the way, I still have spaces left in my workshop on August 3-5 at Painted Views Ranch, Florence TX (north of Austin). Coming up quick! Get out of the heat and treat yourself to an indoor studio pastel adventure! You deserve it!
Click the flyer for more info, and contact Kirk at paintedviewsranch@gmail.com to register!



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"Bramble Bunny" (pastel, 7x5 inches) $200 unframed for a limited time, or $265 framed.

This is the second painting I've done of this deep dark bunny. I decided to play up on the dramatic lighting this time. His rich jewel-tone coat reminded me of a blackberry, so I call him Bramble, after Wikipedia's description of a blackberry bush.

Here are some progress shots. I did include a bit of the blue-toned primer to help with the depth...

the blue primer, over some of the terra cotta
(For a more informed description of my underpainting process including my new blue choice, see "Blue Bunny"s post!)






how Bramble Bunny will look in his frame..
Speaking of fun underpainting methods, it's not too late to register for my workshop in Gastonia NC (Charlotte area) July 20-22! Coming up fast! Give yourself a spur-of-the-moment creative gift; you deserve it! (and please do forward to all your east coast friends!)
Click the flyer below for more details, and contact Nancy Kennedy at nckennedyart@gmail.com to register!


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“Strudel” (pastel, 7x5) click here to bid or buy

This is the adorable baby pony I saw at the Georgetown 4th of July festival. Fry’s Fun Farm (yes, the supplier of the bunnies!!) also feature pony rides for the kiddos. This little one was happily trotting along with his mama as she worked her shift. He couldn’t have been more than 2 feet tall!

Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take pictures during the pastel progress! Here are the underpainting  progress pictures, though:


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