Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mangos

A couple of days ago, my daughter said, "Why don't you paint while you're on pain pills?  Maybe you wouldn't paint something boring."  Ouch (I'm looking forward to the time when the brutal honesty of teenagers is replaced by a modicum of tact).  I don't want to talk about the reason for the pain pills, because then I'll go into a rant about Mohs surgery, and this is an art blog after all.  Suffice it to say, I hope I like my new nose better than the original.

Anyway, I decided to take my daughter's advice, and try to paint something loose and colorful (but also easy).  Unfortunately, the pain pills were somewhat unimpressive.  Not wanting to disappoint, I decided to see if I could push the color a bit more than I normally would.  I also decided not to obsess, as I normally would (the pain pills actually did help with this aspect).  This is the result of my day on drugs.  I sincerely hope it's not too boring. ;)



"Mangos"
14" x 11"
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

21 comments:

Anna Schoolderman said...

Kari I have to say I never find your work boring. And I really like this one especially the way you have pushed the colours.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Anna, I appreciate that! Kids are hard to impress. :)

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Defineatly NOT boring! Beautiful!!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Kimberly! :)

Mona said...

Kari, you are so brave to work on this when you are not feeling well! It's beautiful and so are you. Take good care, my friend. xoxo

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Mona - I have an open studio tour in 10 days. I wish I could just sit around and be lazy, but that's not an option. ;) Glad you like the painting! Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Definitely NOT boring! Love the colors. Lovely work!!

Nancy

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Beautiful - these are luscious!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Nancy & Claire - I truly appreciate your comments!

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Beautiful mangos, Kari. And yeah, on the honesty thing. After trying to give a good example of when even adults need to apologize, when my grandson yawned, I asked him if I was boring him. "Uh, kinda."

Kari Tirrell said...

Glad you think so, Regina, thanks! I've learned not to ask questions like that. ;)

Irene Georgopoulou said...

Your work is so beautiful!

Kari Tirrell said...

That's very nice of you, Irene - thank you!

hmuxo said...

Honestly, Kari!! If you produced this amazing painting using pain pills, I need to get some NOW! This is beautiful! Congratulations!! I hope you're feeling better.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Hilda, I'm glad you like it!

Alvin Richard said...

Great burst of color!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Alvin! I appreciate your stopping by to comment.

Brandon-Schaefer said...

Wow, really beautiful work! Enjoying all of your other pieces as well :)

Kari Tirrell said...

That's very nice of you, Brandon, thank you!

Anonymous said...

I adore your site and thank you for showing us.
This work is fabulous the colors are so rich, I love it!
Tara

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave such a wonderful compliment, Tara! I truly appreciate it. :)