Sunday, September 23, 2007

"Photo Finish" --- SOLD



I've said this before, but I feel I've grown more as an artist in the (almost) year I've been daily painting than I did in the 5 years before. I've gotten to a point with my painting where I'm very confident and no longer rely (so much) on happy accidents. This has made it very hard for me to accept the fact that every time I try to scale up my small paintings into something larger, it's a dismal failure. But, this is changing, finally. I have been working on some larger work in the last few weeks that I am very happy with. I finally found an angle I like, and somehow my compositions are coming together with great ease (knock on wood). So where are they? I promise I'll post some soon. I guess I want to make sure this isn't a fluke. I've ordered some frames, and when they get here I'll take them to the gallery and see what kind of reception they get there. Meanwhile, here's another 6x6 of apples, probably my favorite-all-time-subject.

9 comments:

Susan Cox said...

I love, love, love... your work! One of the very best.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

You make it look so easy, Carol! I always enjoy the look you get with your technique. I can't wait to see some big ones!

I also find it hard to switch gears from little to big. Please elaborate on how you've made this shift work for you. I bet I'm not the only one who is dying to hear about it!

Edward B. Gordon said...

wonderful work, bravo !

Katherine said...

Oh - I am now all agog to see the new work!

How big are you going? Big as Duane's donut? ;)

Cooper Dragonette said...

Wonderful. This piece really sings Carol. Great!

Heidi Malott said...

The same thing happened to me:) I had the hardest time making the transition back to larger pieces. I still struggle with it off and on. I was happy to get a few larger pieces behind me just to know I could do it. Thanks for sharing. Love your bold work!!

Lorrie Drennan said...

This one is WOW! Love it!

I had the exact opposite trouble in your class. Hard to transfer from big to small. The same techniques and strokes just won't work on both. for me at least.

Can't wait to see some of the big stuff!

Debbie Miller said...

I'm having the same problem right now. Its tough to switch gears and paint big. i am determined to make it work though!
Oh and I cannot look at a grren apple without thinking of your paintings now :-)

Jean Victory said...

I really enjoy your work!!Is there a chance I could add you to my blog under my favorite artist blogs?