Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Drawing Practice

I'm taking some time off from painting.  It feels really strange, but I need some vacation time.  And I want to hang out with the kids before school starts, I have a lot of paintings to frame, and I need to get things done around the house that I've been neglecting.  I'm forcing myself to stay away from the easel for a while, because otherwise I won't get anything done.

Since I don't have any new paintings to show, and likely won't for another month or so, I thought I'd show you a quick one I did a while ago just for drawing practice.  Of course, it's not perfect, but that's the beauty of doing something just for practice.  I don't have to try to make it perfect.  I take it as far as my mood allows, then it gets thrown into a box.



10" x 8"
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard


I hope the remainder of your summer is excellent, and I will see you in the fall.  

11 comments:

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful, as always, and you call this "not perfect"!?!
Have a great summer, Kari!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Akiko!

r garriott said...

What an intense gaze. Very striking.

Ida M. Glazier said...

I still think your art is amazing, and this quick little practise drawing just proves I am right!! Beautiful work, Kerri.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, R!

Thanks, Ida - that's very nice of you to say. :)

Becky Joy said...

Beautiful pastel. Your work is tremendous.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Becky!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful! That is a quick little piece???

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Carol, I'm glad you think so! My larger paintings usually take at least a week, so if I can do a sketch in a few hours I call that quick!

peebee said...

WOW! I have just bought my first set of pastels to try. Usually use acrylics.The realism in your work is incredible. You have inspired me.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you! I hope you have great fun with your pastels! Happy painting.