Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Northwest Pastel Society Members' Exhibition Entries

All three of the paintings I submitted were accepted into the Northwest Pastel Society Members' Exhibition, which is being held at the Blue Horse Gallery in Bellingham, WA, from April 23 to May 28.

Here are my entries:

9.5" x 12.5"
Soft Pastel on La Carte

9.5" x 12.5"
Soft Pastel on La Carte

And for the miniature category:

"Sun Kissed"
3.5" x 4.25"
Soft Pastel on La Carte

I hope the other participating PAL members will be posting their entries as well!

Kari Tirrell

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Commission piece for single mom.

As some of you know, my husband and I facilitate a breakfast for the homeless and indigent on Sunday mornings. One of the ladies that comes to help in the kitchen on a regular basis is a good friend of my daughter's Ruth, who does the cooking. She is also a close friend of the families since she's grown up with my children. She has three lovely girls of her own and is just recently going through a divorce. Not long ago I had her and her girls come to my studio. I turned up the music and pulled out my costume wardrobe and just let them have at. Amid the dancing and twirling and pretending I mangaged 200 some photographs for my reference library. In return for their services I will present this 20 X 30 portrait to them.

Its always fun to use our art in ways that minister to others. This whole process has certainly been a pleasure for all of us!