Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm back at the easel!

I had a wonderful vacation and now I'm back at the easel working on commissions.  These commissions are going to be Christmas presents, and I don't want to be the one to spoil the surprise, so I won't share them with you until after Christmas (if I remember).

Speaking of commissions, portraits and pet portraits make excellent gifts.  If you're thinking of a painting as a unique holiday gift, now is the time to get moving on it!  Whether you use me or another artist, you want to make sure you order soon enough to get your painting done on time.

Now for some news since I last posted:

I had two paintings accepted into the Peninsula Art League's 8th Annual Open Juried Exhibition.  One of my paintings won first place.  You can see the winning pieces here.  The exhibition is being held at the Gig Harbor Civic Center until November 22.

One of my paintings was accepted into the IAPS's 2010 Web Exhibition.  There were over 850 images entered and only 72 were accepted, so I was very fortunate to get in.

And lastly, I had two paintings accepted into the Northwest Pastel Society's 24th Open International Exhibit.  The show starts November 13th and is being held at the American Art Company in Tacoma, WA.  The artist reception is also November 13, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.


flutietootie said...

I really like your work. The piece that won really deserved first place. You are a very talented artist.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, that's very nice of you to say! I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and comment. :)

Sandy Byers said...

Hi Kari,
Your work is wonderful! So many congratulations are in order and so well-deserved. I am leaving a copy of my reply to your comment (on my blog) here just in case you don't get a chance to stop by for a bit...

"Thanks so much, Kari. I know what you mean, I love HM too. I feel really honored to be showing there. Congratulations to you on the NPS show! I wish I could be two places at once; I would surely show up at your reception. Best of luck to you as well!"

Again, congrats and happy painting!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Sandy - what a nice note! That was really sweet of you. If it weren't such a long drive up to HM, I'd try to make it that night. Usually I visit the gallery only when I'm up in the area anyway (which isn't often). Maybe next spring we can meet at the NPS members' show. Make sure you blog about your show so I can live vicariously. ;)