Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Demo Apples" & "Self Portrait" --- SOLD



It always takes me a couple of days to recover from a workshop, but I'm back now. Above is my demo peice from the first day. Below is my demo from the third day - a self-portrait. I was completely out of my comfort zone on this one, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. There was even a little live auction afterwards and I ended up selling it - a painting of ME - crazy!



Justin Clayton and Qiang Huang showed up on the last day of the workshop, fellow dailypaintworks painters. They are pictured here below, along with Karin and I.

16 comments:

FCP said...

The brushstrokes on the self-portrait look so fresh and spontaneous--not at all as if you stepped out of your comfort zone. Lovely!
Thanks for sharing, I hope you had a grand time at the workshop--I'm sure your students did.
Faye

Larry Seiler said...

lovely pieces...both of them..

I have this broken color, this looseness down with landscapes...but I think its even more special when done effectively with portraits.

very nicely done!!!
Larry

Veronica Funk said...

You are certainly an inspiration. Love your work. I have just begun "A Painting A Day" (well, Monday to Friday) and blogging on the recommendation of a friend and I am loving it. I live in Alberta and on checking the Red Deer College Summer Series was interested in the workshop you'll be offering, but unfortunately am not available the week you're there...any chance of a demo video at some point?

Jennifer said...

I'm a daily lurker. LOVE your work! Love it love it love it.

Would love a step by step photo series of how you progress through a painting. Even one would do!

S.M. Sedwick said...

Thanks for this view into the workshop. It looks like it was a lot of fun!

Louis Boileau said...

Great painting Carol!

Mark Bridges said...

Hi Carol. Thanks for putting on a wonderful workshop. Hope it wasn't stressful. :) All your demos were spot on and just what I was hoping to watch. I gained some insights and enjoyed myself. I think Karin was the one who was out bidding me on ebay. :)

Mark

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Carol - looks like the workshop was great - love the self portrait -

Mary Spires said...

Hi Carol,
Thanks soooo much for a wonderful 3 days! It was truly special being there.....over the years I've been in a few workshop, this is at the top of my list. You and Karin are diffently the "dynamic Duo".
Mary Spires

JMahorney said...

Love the picture of you four! That is a powerhouse of talent right there. I like to imagine I'm walking into my daily classroom greeted by you guys.

Pattie said...

Hey Carol! Thanks for the great 3 day workshop you and Karin put on. Your demos, advice and info were much appreciated and inspiring! Probably the most wonderful part was watching you two "do your thing!"

Sharon said...

Fabulous self portrait, I would love to see you do more figurative stuff, you are soooo good at everything you attempt. So glad I found you, you are an inspiration.

Manuela Valenti said...

Fabulous and fabulous to see you all together! truly inspiring... any chance you would make it up to Michigan? =]

aaronlifferth said...

Wow. I wish I could have been there. looks like fun. aaron.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Very cool! All those talented artists in one spot. A real moment in the little history of daily painting!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

What a fabulous self portrait.
I'm speechless about all these wonderful artists together in the same place.