Friday, August 28, 2009

Pastel Dog Portrait

I painted this pooch for EBSQ’s Pet Portrait Swap ‘09. This year I paired up with one of my favorite EBSQ artists, Lauren Cole Abrams. Lauren doesn’t have a pet, so I painted her mother’s dog, Rocky.


10” x 8”
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

7 comments:

Mona said...

This is lovely Kari. You captured this dog's intense stare, and I like the subtle way you handled the edges of the silhouette against the blue background.

Kari Tirrell said...

He does look serious, doesn't he? I'm betting he's probably a very smart little guy. I appreciate the comment, Mona!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

He's darling Kari...his fur looks so soft!

L.Holm said...

Fantastic, Kari! Love the alert expression.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Dana! The suede matboard is wonderful for making fur look soft.

Thanks, Liz!

Tatiana Myers said...

Wonderful painting! And of course I just love schnauzers!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Tatiana! :)