Friday, July 30, 2010

"And Now For Something Completely Different"

I'm working on a painting right now, but it's going pretty slow.  Since it's not ready to post, I thought I'd show you something I did last month, when I started playing with oils again.  My goal with this painting was to stay loose and colorful, and try not to blend.  It takes a lot of concentration for me to paint like this.  Normally I paint on autopilot, but I have to be completely conscious and aware the whole time in order to stay loose.  Even so, it was quite a fun project.



"Lesli"
12" x 12"
Oil on Canvas


4 comments:

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

an intensity to this portrait which I find appealing...

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Johanna! :)

Gwen Bell said...

I find so many things about his portrait compelling. What a great face! Wonderful job on the features, treatment of the hair and that terrific background

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Gwen! I was a little out of my comfort zone on this one, so I'm glad you like it. :)