Richard McKinley: Poetic Landscapes in Oil and Pastel

A professional working artist for 38 years, Richard McKinley has more than 35 years of teaching experience. In May 2010 he participated in the American Masters Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in conjunction with a workshop he gave in Manhattan, and in September 2010 he’ll return to New York to be inducted into the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park. “I am humbled to be in such company,” says McKinley, grateful to his own mentors and for the opportunities that have come his way. As spring arrives, he finds himself eager to pack up his painting equipment. “I want to plant my feet back in the cathedral of nature,” he says. “So many paintings waiting to be attempted, so little time.” For more information about McKinley and his techniques, visit his website,, and the Pastel Pointers blog for The Pastel Journal:

To read more about McKinley see the July/August 2010 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here is some art that didn’t appear in the issue.

Wandering Up the Hill (pastel, 17×17)

Textures of Summer (oil, 12x16)

High in the Cascades (pastel, 14x18)

Brokentop Morning (oil, 8x10)

Ochoco Evening (pastel, 20x16)

Along the Sacramento (oil, 16x12)

Summer Rain (pastel, 12x18)




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