Commissions, Illustrations & Requests by Kirk
This gentleman and I share the same name Kirk. This is a scene I put together of him winning the Rodeo Championship for cutting horses.
A commission of all the animals this patron ever had. Below is the last living pet.
A delightful painting I and my client thought. The little girl refused to allow the family dog to pose with her. Sibling rivalry. I photographed the dog separately and added later.
I was quite good at replicating Remington. Hope you agree. Once even fooled an expert. I was not trying to be a forger.
This portrait of Mr. Andrews was of Nebraska’s victory over Oklahoma. He went on to play for many years for the LA Rams.
This equestrian is a world-renowned breeder. He and his wife saw the picture of Kirk and commissioned me to paint this for them. I got a call from her and she asked me if I could paint her husband out. I asked her why? She she said that was her horse and he sold it. Fortunately, she partially forgave him and they left the painting intact. Whew!
Sometimes I revert back to my classical training for a portrait. The monotone underpainting was so good I wanted to leave it. Their momma said no.
This is scary good, I thought. The abstract background enhanced the action Mick Jagger exudes on stage. Fortunately, the client agreed.