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Quick Hits – Tin Menagerie

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

Duck Duck Goose, acrylic on board, 18 x 36″

More of Kari Tirrell’s work, here.


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