Monday, March 4, 2013

Pastel 100 Winner!

For those of you who don't know, the Pastel 100 is the Pastel Magazine's annual competition where judges choose the best 100 paintings out of thousands of entries (almost 3200 this year!).  There are 30 top prize and place winners and 70 honorable mentions in five categories.  The winners are published in the April issue of the Pastel Journal Magazine.

I'm very happy to announce my painting "Banana Bread" won Fifth Place in the Still Life & Floral category:

"Banana Bread"
Soft Pastel

And my painting "Daily Habit" won an Honorable Mention in the Animal & Wildlife category:

"Daily Habit"

Here are the pictures of the magazine pages for those of you who aren't likely to buy the magazine.  As you can see, I'm in excellent company!

Click here for information about the competition.


artfindskate said...

Congratulations - what fantastic news for you. You did so very well, because you utterly deserve it!

Mario Vukelic said...

Wonderful Kari!!!!
Congratulations 100 times :)

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Kate & Mario! I appreciate your stopping by to comment. :)

Olga Díaz said...

Realmente maravillosos, bien merecido. Enhorabuena Kari.

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you so much, Olga!

hmuxo said...

I just bought pastel journal and I'm so proud and happy for you! You deserved this...I love both paintings! Congratulations, Kari!!!

Deanne said...

Sorry, but "Daily Habit" should have been the WINNER in the animal category! I like the cow that won, don't get me wrong, but your painting of the napping terrier just sang out to me - it's warm, beautiful, and so full of feeling - I just want to curl up right next to him and listen to him breathe. Excellent work!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you, Deanne, that's very nice of you to say! :)