Thursday, December 10, 2009

Still Life in Soft Pastel

My friend Pat Meras (an extraordinarily talented pastel artist - check out her blog!) gave me a little white box lined with newspaper and filled with pears from her tree. I don't know whether Pat consciously tried to make this box of pears look so appealing, or if everything she touches turns out to be a work of art, but I knew I had to paint it. The pears were delicious, too. Thanks, Pat!



9.5" x 12.5"

Soft Pastel on La Carte

10 comments:

Colette Theriault said...

This is so delicous looking Kari! Great composition and great work!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Love this piece Kari...you saw the art in a box, and the results are fabulous!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks Colette & Dana!

TJ said...

Wow - love this! Thinkin' outside the pear box!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Love your soft pastels Keri. I have never seen of used suede matboard, where do you get it? Is it like sanded paper? You use it well!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, TJ! I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and comment. :)

Thank you Mary Anne! You can usually get suede matboard from any framer. Most will sell you a blank to try if you don't want to invest in a whole sheet. My local Joann's Fabrics will let me use their framing coupons for the matboard, so if you have one close by you might try that. Makes it the cheapest place to buy for me. It is not anything like sanded paper. It is very soft.

artbyakiko said...

Wow! Amazing realism. Great job, Kari! You make me feel like trying my soft pastel. Akiko

dominique eichi said...

beautiful...........I love the crossword and comic of the paper showing. It brings the pears on top of being sweet, it adds the extra pleasure category we get from those items too. Perfect !

Alvin Richard said...

Beautifully done, love the composition! Merry Christmas!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Akiko! Be careful, you'll get addicted! Seriously, I'd love to see your animals in pastel. :)

Thanks, Dominique!

Thank you, Alvin! Merry Christmas to you, too!