Saturday, October 10, 2009

BEST IN SHOW!!

Last night was the artists’ reception for the 7th Annual Peninsula Art League Open Juried Art Exhibition. I entered three pieces to the show, but only one got in, so I was feeling lucky to be included. Imagine my surprise when I found my painting had won Best in Show!



"Sunny Spot"
10" x 20"
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

My dog got a huge, well-deserved helping of turkey when I got home last night!

28 comments:

Mona said...

Kari, congratulations!!! Well-deserved, it is a wonderful pastel!

Lauren Maurer said...

Congratulations!

Colette Theriault said...

Congratulations Kari on a well deserved award! Your piece is stunning.

Sheila said...

CONGRATULATONS! This is an outstanding piece.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Ladies, I appreciate it! It was certainly a fantastic surprise!

Angela Elledge said...

Kari, I'm not surprised at all, this is definitely a Best of Show painting. Well done and congratulations!!

Edward Burton said...

Congratulations, Kari! It is a wonderful piece.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is an outstanding piece.
Congrats!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you Angela, Edward, and Irit! :)

Jennie Norris said...

You must have been so excited. Congratulations, well deserved. This has such a warm inviting feeling about it!

Lesli said...

Unbelievably incredible work...well deserved! I think you are totally amazing...

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Jennie! You're right, I was totally excited. I'm still doing the happy dance occasionally when I think about it.

Thanks, Lesli! I appreciate that. :)

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I see why this won...congratulations Keri, beautiful pastel!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Dana!

artbyakiko said...

Congratulations, Kari!!! It's absolutely beautiful. I LOVE IT!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Akiko!

Alvin Richard said...

I commented on that piece then, and for good reason, it is stunning....congrats!!!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Alvin.:)

Sophie said...

Although its old news now, I just wanted to say 'congrats' and what an amazing painting this is. Wow. Glorious light and great dog-expresssion!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks for the nice comment, Sophie! I appreciate it.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

No surprise here, this is a knockout painting. Fabulous composition and real mastery in the rendering! Congratulations!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Kelley!

David Patterson said...

Congrats Kari...wonderful work!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, David! :)

Tatiana Myers said...

Congratulations! Great painting. Nice to see awards what are well deserved.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks for stopping in to comment, Tatiana! I appreciate it. :)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I wouldn't think you would be surprised that this stunning pastel portrait won Best in Show. I am more surprised that your other paintings were rejected.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Carol! I've found that there sometimes exists a bias against tight realism. You never really know how these things are going to go. It's all so subjective, isn't it?