Pastel: GALLERY: Richard McKinley's Oil and Pastel Landscapes

In the January 2007 issue of American Artist, we discuss how Richard McKinley guides a picture through a "dance," during which his medium exerts as much influence over the performance as he does. We present more of his oil and pastel landscapes in this online exclusive gallery.




A Place of Reflection
2006, oil, 20 x 16. All
artwork this gallery
private collection unless
otherwise indicated.
Peterson's View
2000, oil, 12 x 16.
Snow Shadows
2006, oil, 11 x 14.




A Distant Glow
2007, pastel, 14 x 12.
Arrival of Spring
2007, pastel, 10 x 14.
Courtesy Mockingbird
Gallery, Bend, Oregon.
Deschutes Trail
2007, pastel, 12 x 12.




Rim Light
2007, pastel and
watercolor, 12 x 18.
Saffron Crowns
2007, pastel, 16 x 20.
Silver Light
2005, pastel, 20 x 20.

Watch a video of McKinley developing a watercolor underpainting into a completed pastel painting.

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6 thoughts on “Pastel: GALLERY: Richard McKinley's Oil and Pastel Landscapes

  1. Richard Your painting are beautiful, I love the way they capture the light and the sense of being there, like you can just simply take a step forward and you would find yourself in the picture. Thank you for sharing them with us. Gerry

  2. I think all of these are brilliant, but the subtle shades of blue and light in “Snow Shadows” is wonderful.
    The piece is well named.
    Great work, a standard for which we should all strive

  3. Hi Richard, I will be on the lookout for one of your Bucks County workshops. I have painted in watercolor for a number of years and for the last year or so have been doing pastels. I love your work and would love to take a workshop.

  4. I am very happy for you. I don’t paint a lot these days, but do enjoy the process, and I fondly remember the classes, sharing wonderful art with you and others.