This painting is a perfect example of why artist Kari Tirrell has such a strong reputation for realism. It’s called Tin Menagerie, done in acrylic on a 24 by 26 inch board.
Looking for something less conventional than tabletops of fruit or bread, Tirrell stumbled on her hallmark of grouped tin toys when she placed some Christmas ornaments into a pile to paint. Her tin toy paintings often suggest a narrative, such as a charming parade in Duck, Duck, Goose (below). Some are laugh-out-loud funny –Rehs Contemporary
More of Kari Tirrell’s work, here.