Wednesday, April 30, 2008

"The Post" --- SOLD



Thanks so much to all of you who left comments encouraging my plein air work! I do really enjoy it, and will someday have much more time for it. Right now, with a 3-yr-old, it isn't often feasible.

This is the second painting from my Rockport trip. There was this cute little Marina just opposite our hotel, and I went wandering around it looking for the perfect boat to paint. I kept walking by this one spot thinking "oh that nice little area BETWEEN the boats is so pretty." Everyone else painted boats. : )

Robert Elliot wrote to me today in response to yesterday's post, asking what a "non-wipe" is. My bad! When I do a painting bad enough I don't want to waste the panel, I take a paper towel, dip it in mineral spirits, and wipe it off to use later. That's what I call a wiper. Robert calls them "turkeys." I like that too.

14 comments:

theresamillerwatercolors said...

WOW! What a beautiful painting!

Douglas said...

I love these last two....I'm an "aspiring" plein air painter, and I live on Gulf Coast, so these are really appealing. I love your "looseness!"

Douglas

bo46219 said...

I'm really enjoying your plein air work. Your sense of composition is strong, and I really like both paintings.. Also, a fellow painter friend of mine calls the wipers "frisbees." :)

Ambera said...

It is a good vantage point...boats get boring fast. You see them in paintings eeeeeverywhere, especially here in Nova Scotia. I like this perspective, glad to see you went for something different.

Doug said...

I really enjoy seeing your plein air pieces. This is nice... great composition.

Did you begin this one by toning your whole board with an orangey color and then let that dry? I see it peeking through a lot... I like it!

Kellie Hill said...

wow, this one is beautiful! love the water, the great contrast between the shadow and the sunlight there on the boat.... hope you get some more plein air opportunities!

Karin Jurick said...

You're gifted. Nothing short of it. From spotting potential to execution. I'm in awe.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beauty. Karin Jurick is right.
I did a similar scene long ago and have since sold it but I was attracted by the curve in the boats. You did a nice job as usual. Love your distinctive brushwork.
Ah, frisbees, dogs, turkeys or wipe offs. Nice to know I'm not alone ;)

Pamela Nichols said...

I agree with Karin, who is no slouch, herself! My initial response upon seeing "The Post" was, "Ah, that's nice!" What a lucky post to have been spotted by Carol Marine.

Jennifer said...

Carol- I'm a lurker here, but your commentary on painting the area between objects has me speaking out. I love the spaces in paintings and think they are sometimes the most exciting. I had a post up about it just the other day which then led me to the question of "Where are the negative spaces in writing." People had some interesting comments.

Your work is beautiful.

I'll now go back to lurking. :)

ChrisB said...

Hi Carol - I love this composition. So original - the space between is much more interesting than just another boat picture. :o) Please keep up the plein air - even if it's just a spot in your backyard. By the way, a big congratulations on the award at Greenhouse Gallery for Swiss Cheese and Grapes!

Pamela Clarkson said...

love the plein airs! i have done a still life I call "Ode to Carol Marine". Hope you have a minute to check it out--and hope you consider imitation as a form of flattery as I love your work!

Carol Marine said...

You guys are AWESOME!!! Thank you for all the wonderful comments. Now to answer some questions:

These last 2 paintings were done in Rockport, TX.

Doug, yes I toned the whole board with orange before I started. I always wipe this down well with a paper towel before I start so the color doesn't interfere too much with the colors I put down on top. If I do that I don't have to wait for it to dry.

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

I love this! looking forward to more plein aire scenes