Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hot Off The Easel

My first few attempts at painting in oil were small (5”x7”) paintings of my daughter reading. When I painted them last year, I decided it would be a good subject for a large painting. Of course, at the time I was planning on doing it in oil, but I never got around to it. Since I recently got a full set of Mount Visions pastels, I’ve been playing large. I thought it would be fun to see if I could paint this in pastels instead of oils. Turns out, it really was fun.




"Idle Moments"
24” x 28”
Soft Pastels on Suede Matboard



12 comments:

Mona said...

This is great Kari. The most impressive part for me is how you got the type and scan bar on the paperback and the gleam on it at the same time. Amazing!

laurens.paint.palette said...

nice job!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks Mona & Lauren!

Vern Schwarz said...

Kari, this painting is marvelous. I love the composition and your skill at bringing it to life. I also loved your Choir piece, and thought I'd posted...maybe I forgot to verify after previewing...wouldn't be the first time. Great work as always.

L.Holm said...

Kari- this is so beautiful! You are incredibly talented no matter the medium! That suede mat board is lovely stuff, isn't it : )

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Vern!

Thanks, Liz! That's very nice of you to say. Yes, the suede matboard is wonderful. I love it.

Alvin Richard said...

Superb! Beautifully lighted! This type of portait of the familiar speaks collectively to anyone who likes a good book and great art, Bravo!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Alvin, for your kind words! I appreciate it.

r garriott said...

Oh, Very Nice!! What a wonderful mood and a fie portrait.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, R!

Gary Keimig said...

You have done a great job on this painting. Good subject. Good lighting. Handled very well.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Gary. :)