Tuesday, April 01, 2008

"Out of It" --- SOLD



I'm here to say that painting is hard. I feel like a juggler most of the time (in addition to a herder). I juggle color, composition, value, paint strokes, medium ratio, proportion, temperature, and so on and so forth. I might as well be juggling fire while on a unicycle, on a tight rope, over a gorge a thousand feet deep, with alligators at the bottom. I am supremely grateful when I can cross the gorge in one piece. I try to learn from the times when I fall and am eaten by the alligators ... wait

12 comments:

VanDerHoekArt said...

The visual rhythm in this painting is very pleasing to look at. You must be a professional juggler!

Don Gray said...

My bet is, those alligators are losing weight.

Mary Spires said...

Good Morning,
Just got my April Art Collector Magazine on page 119 is a picture of "Swiss Cheese and Grapes". Way to go Girl!!!!!

Mark Bridges said...

Hey Carol. Great country feel to this one. When I paint I slip getting on the unicycle, set my hair on fire, get hung on the rope and all the while the alligators laughing their tails off.

Ann Reyes said...

Great painting, Carol!

Kathy said...

You are so inspiring! I want to paint every day but can't figure it out. How long do your paintings take?

You are great!

Kathy

Veronica Funk said...

I really enjoy your comments about the difficulty of art...and you make it look so easy. On my blog yesterday I also commented on the challenges, so it's good to hear someone who seems to 'have it together' struggle in the same way. Or, wait, maybe that should make me nervous.

Barbara Pask said...

Nice to know even you have problems. You sure make it look easy. Barb

S.M. Sedwick said...

The good painting days wouldn't be nearly so rewarding if we all didn't have the tough ones. But I agree, those tough days are extremely disheartening.

Mona Diane Conner said...

Superbly done! You definitely crossed the gorge on this one.

Carol Marine said...

Thanks you guys!!! You guys make this all worth it.

Kathy, these small paintings take between 30 minutes to 2 hours. Lately more on the longer side.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Hey Evil Knievel, you did good :D
I love the way you do these blue dots!