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Kiprusoff  - The Drawing of Miikka Kiprusoff  - 2009 
Kevin Nastiuk

Matt Keetley

This is a Pastel 18" x 24" drawing of Miikka Kiprusoff

of the Calgary Flames National Hockey League.

Copyright by Joe Versikaitis

I like the way how this piece was done. I was very loose in my style. I just finished a 3 hour art class that I attend. No I am not teaching it  I am a ADULT student. I remember my instructor walking around and talking to some of the students there and always saying. In order for your work so show a relaxed feeling to it. You first have to have a relaxed feeling in you. Your emotions will emit onto your canvas.

So That`s just what I did. I went back to my studio and just started adding my colors freely. The background I wanted to to keep with the Flames Yellow and Red.

The mask, and the rest of the body I did in a graphite - grey pastel coloring. Of course adding the right colors to the number 34 and flaming horse logo.

Photograph of Miikka Kiprusoff used in this painting was taken by

Getty Images, New York City

All works are under the Canadian Copyrights Law. Any reproduction in part or whole without the written consent is strictly prohibited


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