Thursday, December 11, 2008

Boots

I painted this for the current challenge on the Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. Since this was a simple subject, Karin suggested we push ourselves in a different direction. That was truly my intention when I started this painting. I blocked in the basic shapes with the side of a pastel, and everything was going fine. But then my brain took over and by the time I realized it was not going how I’d originally intended, I was having too much fun to stop.


10”x8”
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

Speaking of fun, I got a nice surprise when the results for last month's EBSQ shows were tallied. In the Portrait Swap show, my portrait of Frankie won Member’s Choice award, and Tracey & Poe won Patron’s Choice. My portrait of Obama won Member’s Choice in the Campaign Art Show. Thanks to all who voted for my work! It was definitely a fun surprise!

14 comments:

Sheila said...

I love the softness of this piece.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Sheila!

Pat Burns said...

Another beautiful piece!

adebanji said...

Your boots are great- they look really look like suede boots. Surprising -the effect you got!

Marilyn M. King said...

Your work sings! I looked back through November and was truly admiring every piece! Haven't you heard that "realism" is in!

I laughed at your ongoing laments about "loosening up" and can identify so much!!!! I sent in my boots painting that is loose this time and feel sort of like I forgot to put on some of my clothes!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Pat!

Thank you Adebanji - I painted this on suede matboard, so the effect isn't difficult to achieve!

Thank you Marilyn. Doesn't it seem like it should be easier to paint loose? I like your boots, but I know exactly what you mean.:)

dominique eichi said...

Beautiful well finished boots they, spell richness.
I love your answers for your tag. Great job !

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Dominique!

Torrie Smiley said...

Congratulations on the EBSQart shows! I VOTED!

I love your boots! ~ I can't wait to see what is next. :)

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Torrie! :)

Eugenia W Martin said...

I almost feel I could step right in them. Great job.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Eugenia! I appreciate the compliment.:)

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful job on the boots - you can almost feel the soft suede texture of them.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Edward!