Sunday, February 10, 2008

"What's for Dinner?" --- SOLD



You can consider this an after-study of the large painting I did yesterday. It includes some of the same components, and the same basic color scheme. I got these "heirloom" tomatoes the other day. They had more orange in them yestereday - as they get more ripe they turn red. The big one also has some green/red ones, and some leeks too. As soon as I get a good photo of the big one I'll post it on my website - for now it's still too wet. One thing I did with this one and the one yesterday that made painting the tomatoes easier - I used both cad red and cad red light. The light is more orangy. I get so impatient mixing a slightly orange red. Red is soo overpowering compared to cad yellow so it takes a ton of yellow. It's nice to have one step down that is already mixed.

5 comments:

marcobucci said...

NICE work on here! I'm really into your brushwork. Really...sculptural, without being overworked. Love it!

Ambera said...

Great job on your newpaper, subtle sketchy marks to represent the text. Works really well!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

I enjoyed looking at your paintings. Your brushwork and the freshness of colors are great.
Cheers from Vienna...Nue!

Andrew Neagle said...

Hi Carol
I like the previous painting the way you have caught the translucency of mason jar, especially the wobbly bits.
I wonder if you have heard of this artist, jill carver, she's a plein air painter from England living in Texas.
http://jillcarver.com/

Carol Marine said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments!

Andrew, yes I do know Jill. She is a fantastic artist!!! She and I are in the same gallery here in Austin, and the same plein air group (Plein Air Austin). I don't know if you can tell but I have been greatly influenced by her work.