Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jefferson Memorial

Our current challenge on the Different Strokes From Different Folks blog is painting the Jefferson Memorial at night. I was happy to try my hand at this, as I think pastels are perfect for this sort of painting. I blocked in the shapes and refined from there, finishing the painting relatively quickly. Unfortunately, I've spent many more hours photographing and playing with it in Photoshop than I did painting it, and I still can't seem to get the colors to show up accurately. It is more vibrant in person, but this is as close as I can get to the original.


5"x7"
Soft Pastels on Suede Matboard

16 comments:

gianlucio said...

hellò Kari, ho visto le tue opere, sono molto belle.... di un grande senso artistico. Mi farebbe piacere se dai uno sguardo al mio blog.
Ciao

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Gianlucio. I appreciate the compliment! I will take a look at your blog. :)

Sheila said...

this is gorgeous! I want to try a suede matboard now.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Sheila! I highly recommend trying the suede matboard. I'm totally hooked on it!

Christy McGuire said...

I love the softness of the pastels! I've not tried pastels yet, but your work makes me want to really bad. Beautiful work! (:

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Christy! I love pastels. They are so fun to work with. But beware if you try, they are addictive!

Torrie Smiley said...

Love it!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Torrie!

dominique eichi said...

very nice soft feel and well done.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Dominique! :)

Theresa Rankin said...

Very stately and gorgeous!! Suede board...hmmm...Love pastels but don't use them very often...

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Theresa!

artbyakiko said...

This is so beautiful!!
I have never tried suede matboard. Got to check it out.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Akiko!

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Kari,
Your pastel work is beautiful; I just took a look at your website; love your many portratis!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Angela!:)