Sunday, February 22, 2009

Painted Ladies

This is my submission for the current Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge. I found the reference photo intriguing, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. I decided to pick out a few of the manikins that I liked, then put them against blocks of color to give it a modern feel. I printed the reference in grayscale to keep myself from attempting to make them exactly like the photo. It was an interesting challenge.


8” x 10”
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

17 comments:

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful painting, Kari! I can identify all but the one on the far left. Is this you?

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Akiko! No, she is the redhead on the right of the original reference, but flipped and made blonde.

maria said...

I do like this interpretation alot. Fun to to look at I like the blocks of color.

christine said...

Kari, I love your approach to this challenge! The color blocks are a great backdrop for your lovely mannequins.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks Maria & Christine!

dominique eichi said...

Very nice interpretation of Karin's challenge.

Edward Burton said...

I really like your take on the assignment - great design!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you Dominique & Edward! :)

Sheila said...

Love this! Your unique approach to the challenge gives me a nostalgic twinge of seeing a line-up in my old job. *sniff*

;o)

adebanji said...

Sweet, you've given this piece uniformity, harmony and rhythm!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Sheila! You are too funny.

Thanks, Adebanji! I needed uniformity with this one. It would have messed with my brain otherwise. :)

laurens.paint.palette said...

Very clever! I love it!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Lauren!

James Parker said...

This piece is on my top five list. And it was indeed an interesting challenge. I did a WIP demo for this one on my blog that you might find amusing....stop by for a visit.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, James! I will definitely check out your blog. :)

Marian Fortunati said...

Terrific interpretation!!
Very nice!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Marian!