Thursday, August 16, 2007

"Red Rose" --- SOLD



When you look at a blank canvas, there are a zillion possibilities. I've always been quite excited by any flat, white space. As soon as you put down your first mark, you've narrowed down your possibilities, but only just a little. About halfway through, its still fairly exciting, but now you've made some big choices and if anything's dried, there's no turning back. Every time I finish a painting, even if I love it, I'm still a little dissapointed because of all those paintings that could have been. The great thing about daily painting is: there's always tomorrow, and another blank canvas. It's that thought that keeps me going every day.

5 comments:

Michael Naples said...

You make flowers look so easy to paint. I always have trouble with flowers.

Tracy said...

Simply beatutiful. Love your transparency in the vase.

Helen Read said...

Very nice, Carol! The shadows, the rose, the gentle slope of the table line... all of it works so well!

Brendy Vaughn said...

Wow, so beautiful. You make flowers, well everything actually, look so easy to paint!

Dean H. said...

Beautiful! Your brushstokes contribute so much to these paintings. Great work.