Thursday, November 17, 2011

Still Life in Soft Pastel - Cars

I've never considered myself a still life painter, but this new series I've started could make me turn into one.  They're super fun.   



"Traffic Jam"
18" x 24"
Soft Pastel on La Carte


These are my son's old cars which he had saved in a box in his closet.  Funny thing I've learned about men and their toy cars, they remember all of them.  From what I've seen so far, men seem to turn into little boys when they look at this painting.  I couldn't have hoped for a better response.

15 comments:

Mona said...

Simply amazing Kari! Keep on truckin'!

Sophie said...

Oh I love it. I have two boys and boxes and boxes of cars like that. And yes, from when they were toddlers they knew each brand and model it seemed....LOL. Fabulous painting.
Like the xmas variety too - what’s next? You could do lots with this idea....go for it!

hmuxo said...

Kari... I showed my husband this painting since he collects the small 1:43 antique cars!!.
I work with pastels and I can't imagine how you painted these so perfectly.! Wonderful job!!

Alvin R. said...

INCREDIBLE piece Kari. Your technique is stellar. You beat me to it with this one, both in content and even better (or worse, depending on how you look at it) with the title. I'm participating in a group show next spring, "Plane, Trains & Automobiles......the imagery is slightly different, but I was going to put some Hot Wheels/ Matchbox cars in a Jam bottle......It has mass universal appeal. I LOVE IT, your photorealism skills are outstanding!

Kari Tirrell said...

Just got back from a couple of days in Seattle to find these wonderful comments waiting for me. Thank you all! I appreciate your taking the time to come in and comment, and I'm so glad you like the painting! :)

Ida M. Glazier said...

Wonderful work!!! Can't say enough about your amazing ability and sense of humor . All you do is just a wonderful surprize, and very colorful and entertaining. Thanks!

Kari Tirrell said...

That's very nice of you to say, Ida. Thank you!

Vern Schwarz said...

Kari, what a beautiful 50 car pileup. This is an outstanding piece. As haphazard as it appears, I know otherwise...great composition.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Vern! I'm glad you like it. It did take me quite a while to get the composition the way I wanted it. :)

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Ok, I agree. Amazing! Amazing!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Kimberly! :)

Megha Kapoor said...

you are marvelous in pastels even i love working in pastels but hats off to you you painted it so well.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment, Megha! I appreciate it.

T.Ford said...

Amazing!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks so much, Todd - I'm glad you think so!