M. Kirven Larsen Artwork

Exploring Pastels on Various Surfaces

Beautiful Friend

Phoenix, AZ (2020)

Optimism personified. Glorious in The Battle. You are an inspiration every day.

American in Nigeria

Phoenix, AZ (2020)

Native wedding headdress. Thanks to our friends who shared this image of their daughter.

Blue Scarf

Phoenix, AZ (2019)

After Nicholai Fechin, Russian artist.

At the Cabin (1)

Phoenix, AZ (2019)

Best man, outstanding chef, excellent baker.

At the Cabin (2)

Phoenix, AZ (2019)

Focused on work, resisting fulltime retirement.

Audiophile Extraordinaire

Phoenix, AZ (2019)

After Nicholai Fechin, Russian artist.

The Queen

Phoenix, AZ (2020)

The world's best cat. Regal and always polite.

After Modigliani

Phoenix, AZ (2019)

The inspiration for this painting came from Modigliani's painting, "Madame Georges Van Muyden" and a photo of a young woman with earrings.

Wonderspaces 2019

Phoenix, AZ (2019)

Interactive art exhibit allowed visitors to paint a wall with colors.

The Rug Seller

Phoenix, AZ (2018)

People’s Choice Award, Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Fall 2018. Soft pastel on gessoed masonite with acrylic underpainting.

Blue-Eyed and Pensive

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Soft pastel on sanded pastel board.

The Veteran

Phoenix, AZ (2018)

Soft pastel on sanded pastel paper.

Weight of the World

Phoenix, AZ (2018)

Soft pastel on sanded pastel paper.

Sunday Morning

My Uncle, The Artist

(2017)

Retired mechanical engineer, favorite uncle, talented watercolorist. Soft pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper.

Tour Guide

Corfu, Greece (2017)

Soft pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper. (2017)

Thirtieth Anniversary

(2017)

At home just after retirement. Soft pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper.

Waiting All Day

Phoenix, AZ (2016)

Waiting All Day was inspired by several experiences, including long waits at airports due to cancelled flights and family members in surgery (necessitating many hours in hospital waiting rooms).

Elegance

(March, 2016)

Framed.

Still Life

Coffee Mug with Gumdrops

Phoenix, AZ (2020)

Love the simple, intense background.

Coffee Mug with Radishes

Phoenix, AZ (2020)

The intense purple background is exciting but my favorite elements are the radish roots.

A Boy and his Shadow

(November, 2018)

Still life with marble statue and chrysanthemums.

Copper Canyon, Mexico

Girl with Candy Bar

Batopilas (March 2018)

Original art.

Man with Black Hat

Copper Canyon (March 2018)

Native Tarahumara man from trip to Copper Canyon area. Soft pastel on sanded pastel board.

Worried and Waiting

Copper Canyon (2018)

Soft pastel on sanded pastel paper.

Performance at School

Chiapas, Mexico (2016)

School children perform for tourists. Soft pastel on sanded pastel paper.

Proud Mother

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