Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Radishes on a Hill" --- SOLD



These radishes weren't on a hill, but it looks that way to me now. It has something to do with the bottom bit, and I'm still trying to figure out what I could have done to change that.

I went to Jerry's Artarama today and fondled all of their MANY brushes trying to find one right for this surface (back to the smooth panels today). I finally found one not too soft or hard and I LOVE IT! It's an Umbria bright from Princeton Art & Brush Co, size 6. It is perfect for this surface - perfect. Now it's just a test of how long it holds up. I'll let you know.

I'm off to Rockport, TX tomorrow for 3 days of plein air painting with my Austin painting buddies. Maybe I'll come out with 1 or 2 landscapes good enough to post. Mostly I'm looking forward to the break from REAL LIFE. : ) I may or may not have internet - back on Sunday for sure.

10 comments:

aaronlifferth said...

Hey Carol, While you are experimenting, you might want to try some watercolor brushes. I use some and they work well with smooth surfaces. Oh, and really great painting. aaron.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Yes, love the radishes, and don't really see the hill... But a question - Carol, do you do the whole painting with ONE brush?

Cooper Dragonette said...

Gorgeous Carol!

Carol Marine said...

Thanks you guys! Kelley, yes I mostly do these small ones with just one or two brushes. I end up a rinsing A LOT, but I HATE washing a bunch of brushes at the end of the day. : )

zp said...

I love your work. The subject, the paint, the color, and the brushwork

VanDerHoekArt said...

I would love to see a plein air landscape painting of yours! I hope you find a few that are blog worthy!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Carol, I had to smile when I read your comment about fondling the brushes. Confession time - I tend to rub them on my cheek to check the desired softness for a specific painting - ha - now I've told on myself.

Wonderful painting -

Jack Riddle said...

Carol--I admire your work and look forward to the landscapes, too. Smooth hard surfces can be tough, and you are right, the brushes have to be soft if you like paint and brushstrokes as you seem to. I have come to like Raymar linen panels--you get a hard unyielding surface with plenty of tooth, so you can use a variety of brushes and still get a good painterly look. Plus it has the wonderful irregular weave.

christine mercer-vernon said...

carol, i've yet to see a painting of yours that i didn't like, but i really am liking this one. the colors are just perfect, and the brushstrokes in the leafy foliage really jumps. i too, would love to see you post some landscapes.

bonnieluria said...

Carol- somehow you present colors that are original in their combinations and yet just gorgeous!
I love this painting. I love all of your paintings.
Your citrus sections look like the sun is shining through them.
These radishes are divine.
Whatever you do is comment worthy!