Category Archives: portraiture

Just A Little “FYI” – update

Greetings, Dear Followers!

Starting tomorrow June 22, and running until July 31st, 2019, I am offering a 10% discount on all my artwork on display inside the Two Palominos. This includes both prints and originals. All are fully framed. There’s just one catch in order to qualify for the discount…. Continue reading Just A Little “FYI” – update

ART WALK – Pratt, Kansas June 20 6 -8 p.m.

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Just wanted to let any followers/readers of the blog who may live nearby, that I will be showing my more recent and newest drawings inside the Pratt Public Library located at 401 South Jackson Str, Pratt, Kansas.

The Pratt City Art Walk begins at 6 p.m and goes until 8 p.m.  Most artist will be within 100 yard walking distance of each other and their booths will be located inside Paradise Restaurant, Pratt Public Library, and the Vernon Filley Art Museum.  Hope to see you there!

Another Repin Academy sketch

Since I am currently practicing some figure sketch and am so very fond of Ilya Repin’s work, I decided to try my hand at another mastercopy from images found on Google’s image search for “Repin Academy of Arts drawings”. This was much more challenging… Continue reading Another Repin Academy sketch

Ilya Repin style sketch

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Sorry about any delays in posting to the blog but I’ve found I get a much greater amount of feedback and interaction via instagram. So, if you want to see my work a lot more regularly and see “work in progess” videos and photos, you can follow me on Instagram @mark_thimesch.  Today’s post is a simple sketch I rendered Sunday afternoon. Continue reading Ilya Repin style sketch

“The Spanish Dancer” – horse drawing

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Just finished this drawing last night. I rendered it as a personal tribute of sorts, for the Spanish Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.  I substituted the original white horse for one of my favorite colored horses, which you’ll soon see.  Drawn mostly using a 6B Wolffs carbon pencil with a little bit of Nitram HB charcoal for the softer areas. Hope you enjoy. I’ve provided some close ups of the drawing so that you can see the details. Continue reading “The Spanish Dancer” – horse drawing

“A Time To Herself” – quick charcoal figure sketch

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I recently completed a simple sketch yesterday, working on developing contrasts and lighting.  The purpose was to render as much of the figure I could with enough detail in just under two hours. I stopped at an hour-and-a-half.  Generals charcoal on Strathmore 300 bristol smooth. Continue reading “A Time To Herself” – quick charcoal figure sketch

Rick “The Muse” – quick charcoal portraiture

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Posting a quick portrait drawing I did this afternoon. I’m posting the reference photo, the tools I used, and the final result.  It’s pretty basic but I’m happy with the end result considering the speed at which it was drawn. I’d like to be able to draw a semi-realistic portrait in about two hours. This one was just a bit over that limit. Continue reading Rick “The Muse” – quick charcoal portraiture

PATRON’S AWARD winner – People’s choice award

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Today was the final day for the 45th Annual Prairie Art Exhibit. Previously, I had listed the two awards earned from the juried exhibit. Today, I was given a third award: The Patron’s Award. For more information on this award, please continue reading. Continue reading PATRON’S AWARD winner – People’s choice award

TWO ORIGINALS FOR SALE

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This past Fall, I participated in Vernon Filley Art Museum’s first ever “Call To Artists” show, which ran from early October, 2018 until April 13th, 2019.  The two pieces I submitted for jury and display are now back home, and they are looking for a permanent home. These are ORIGINALS, not prints. Continue reading TWO ORIGINALS FOR SALE

Awarded 2nd Place and Merit in Recent Juried Art Exhibit

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On Monday, April 8th, 2019, I submitted three drawings into the juried 45th Annual Prairie Art Exhibit, held inside the Studio 96 Gallery in Sterling, Kansas.  The juror was Jim Clements, whose oil paintings have been awarded both nationally and internationally, so I was very nervous, yet excited to see if my work would be acceptable to someone of his caliber.  Continue reading Awarded 2nd Place and Merit in Recent Juried Art Exhibit