Monday, April 21, 2008

"Off to See the World" --- SOLD



This was another experiment with the smooth board: Ampersand. I think I am going to have to paint a little thicker as this is going slow slow slow. But I like it. This painting would have been entirely different with my other brushes and canvas. I would like to find a brush that is not quite so soft as the American Painters, but not as stiff as the Windsor & Newton Monarchs. I haven't decided to switch over to this, but I'm having a lot of fun experimenting and feel compelled to do more.

My buddy, Susan Carlin, is giving a workshop in a few weeks about blogging, for artists. It will be in San Antonio at the Coppini Academy, Saturday, May 24th, from 10am to 3:30pm. Go here for more info. I highly recommend it for those of you nearby! Susan has been blogging for a long time, is a fantastic artist, and is one of the most wonderful people I've ever met!!!

13 comments:

David Lobenberg said...

Oh yea...beautiful glowing lemons and a killer reflection and love those seeds.

Susan Carlin said...

Cool perspective on this painting- and perfect title! it does have a feeling of emerging and advancing toward the viewer. ahem... and what a wonderful endorsement of my blog workshop, Carol! My face flushed to read it, it was so nice. Thank you!

Lorrie Drennan said...

Love the title as much as the painting!

Carol H. said...

I love this one! I really like the subtle gray colors, and the great sense of light and reflection.

I have sometimes used Ampersand board and found it to be almost spongy in consistency; I had to use more paint than usual.

johnnie said...

Love the reflected light on the lemons. I'd like to try the Ampersand board. Let us know if you find a better brand of brushes and if this experiment changes the way your smooth cotton feels/paints. Have fun at the coast!

Dan McAvey said...

I like the glowing lemons. I use Ampersand Gessobords and found that W&N Galeria brushes are pretty good. They are a little softer than the Monarch brushes but still form a good point. They're actually intended for acrylic paints, but seem to do a fine job with oils.

HELENE J said...

Very personal style !
Very special ! Nice I like it very much !

Frank Gardner said...

I love how you got the lemons to glow with the subtle grays all around. Really nice one.
I use arttec white nylon filberts for smooth surfaces sometimes. You might like those, knowing your marks.
I also use W&N Artisan flats which are just a little stiffer or a W& N University Flat white nylon. I like the arttecs best.
I just buy tons of brushes and then mix and match what I feel like using.

Tara Wheeler said...

I'd really recommend trying a Ruby Satin brush by Silver.

They've got them cheap over at Jerry's Art O' Rama and Azel Art.

lisagloria said...

I've had you on my favorites list for over a year. Your color and composition, not to mention the sheer *quantity* of your ideas is always insprirational. Love the yellow-orange pop on that lemon. Thanks for stopping by today - I was tickled!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Amazingly vibrant! I like it.

Donna Carlisle Noice said...

I've been watching your paintings every day for probably a year. This is one of my very
favorites. The color and sense of light are
very beautiful. We should always 'paint the
light' no matter what our subject is - don't you think?

Had hoped to meet you at the Texas workshop but had to cancel because of my job. Hopefully - another time . . .

Donna Carlisle Noice

Pat Meyer said...

Love the glow of these slices and the reflection of the cup. Another great one.