Sunday, January 25, 2009

Choir

This one was really fun to paint. I wanted to keep it somewhat loose, so I tried very hard not to obsess about detail. It took me quite a while to get the results I wanted, but it was worth it. I'm so happy with the way it turned out!


"Choir"
10" x 8"
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

15 comments:

Mona said...

Kari, what a magical piece! I really feel like I can feel and experience the thrill of the singing that is taking place, even without hearing the music, so I feel that you captured something very special, even beyond the literal beauty of light, color, softness, etc.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Mona! I'm glad to know your impressions of it, and I appreciate your taking the time to tell me. It means a lot! Thanks. :)

Edward Burton said...

WOW, beautiful piece, Kari! You really captured the moment. Very well done!

Nartizt said...

This is wonderful! You really captured this! I love to work in pastels and really enjoy being inspired by other pastel artists!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks! Your pastels are very nice. :)

jennifer woodburn said...

I love your site. You really have a talent with the way you use the pastels. Your paintings glow! I look forward to seeing more.

Kari Tirrell said...

That's very nice of you to say, Jennifer, thank you!

FRANK said...

Love the choirs hands. They make a good painting sing.
Fran Knueppel

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Fran! :)

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Kari! You have every right to be proud, this is an amazing piece that REALLY appeals to me...beautiful!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Dana! I appreciate the compliment. :)

Deborah Ross said...

This is really special. You kept the details to a minimum except in her face, so that the eye doesn't get caught up looking elsewhere. Very nice.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Deborah!

dominique eichi said...

Beautiful expressions ! nicely done

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Dominique!