Friday, April 8, 2011

Latest Commission and News

I'm behind on my blog posting, and I'm not going to bother making any excuses (I don't have a good one anyway).  I'll just give you the latest news.

Here is my most recent commission, a beautiful cat named Frank.

Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

Now for the news:

I had three paintings accepted into the Northwest Pastel Society Member's Exhibit.  The show is being held at the Kirsten Gallery in Seattle from April 10 to May 8, 2011.  The artist reception is Sunday, April 10, from 2-4 pm.  I am planning to be there, so if you're local please come out and say hello.  It should be a great show!

I had two paintings accepted into the Pastel Society of the West Coast's "Pastels USA," the 25th Annual Open International Exhibition.  It is being held at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA, from April 24 to June 19, 2011.  Click on this link for information.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you Sunday!


Karen Budan said...

Kari....that is beautiful! I love the angle you chose to paint from. I hope you do well at the NW show. My fingers are crossed for both of us for the PSWC show.
Take care!

Sonya Johnson said...

Awww....what a beautiful and unique portrait of someone's beloved kitty! I love how soft and fluffy his mane fur is.

Good luck at the shows, Kari :).

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Karen! I'm glad you like him. I didn't choose anything on this one, though - it was exactly as the client wanted it. I'll let you know what happens on the NPS show, and I'm doing the same for us for the PSWC show!

Thank you, Sonya! The suede matboard is great for making soft looking fur. :)

Arti said... are brilliant :)

Alvin Richard said...

Congrates on your shows Kari. Your latest is amazingly life like. What a nice present ''under the tree'' for the owner of this piece!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Wonderful job on Frank. I've also looked through your other do a great job on your pastels. Good luck on the show.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Arti, that's very nice of you to say!

Thanks, Alvin! :)

Thank you, Lokelani, I appreciate that.

Edward Burton said...

This is amazing, Kari.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Edward! :)

Lesli Bonanni said...

Superb execution Kari! This is compelling and emotional. I love it!