Tuesday, May 13, 2008

limes & asparagus --- SOLD



This is second painting I did today. The lamps we have in the workshop are so strong they actually cook what we're painting if we put them too close! I cooked the asparagus a bit, but I REALLY cooked a couple of the limes (below). I call the asparagus "fenced in" and it has already been purchase by one of my students. The limes below I am calling "key lime fiesta" (I got LOTS of suggestions for this ... this is the one I remembered) and it was also bought by a student. This morning my new buddy, Matt (a way cool guy who paints pet portraits in his real life!), and I went to buy produce for the class and came back with a ton of neat stuff, including the limes and asparagus.

10 comments:

Veronica Funk said...

Love the vibrant colours. That pinky red background behind the limes looks fabulous. It's nice to see a shade of the compliment to green instead of the obvious red. I find that pinks are difficult to work with, but as usual, you have it bang on.

georgiana ewing said...

I look at your paintings each day and would have a very hard time picking a favorite. However, this one sings so happily, I would choose it for sure. The colors and shapes make me want to crawl in there with them. Love it.

Lane said...

These are great!

ChrisB said...

Great paintings as always Carol. Please post more pictures of your class in action - its great seeing them working. I'm in serious withdrawals because I'm not there. :o) Best wishes to everyone, I know how much fun ya'll are having.

Pat Meyer said...

Looks like you guys are having loads of fun in the workshop. The colors are great and make me feel good. Pat

Jeanne Bauer said...

I'm one of Carol's students in the Santa Fe class.I can tell those of you who follow this extraordinary young woman what a true pleasure it is to watch her paint. If I did nothing else in the class, to be able to look over her shoulder as she lays down each stroke has been a career changing experience, and I've made my living as a working artist for 35 years. If you can get to one of her workshops, you'll be transformed by her talent, her grace while painting and her delightful charm.

bonnieluria said...

Jeanne- that's a lovely comment to leave and one that makes me wish I could be there to see what you're experiencing.
How lucky to be learning from such an extremely talented and wonderful person.

All of her readers are eager to see what gets posted next.
Paint and learn for me too.

ChrisB said...

Jeanne - I was lucky enough to be a student in Carol's first Santa Fe workshop and I envy the wonderful experience I know you're having this week. Isn't the space great? And, Carol, what can a person say? Not only is she a truly talented artist but also an incredible teacher. Her drive and motivation just blew my mind. I wish you the best - keep having a great time.

Georgina said...

Hi Carol.

I have been checking out your blog for a few weeks now since I discovered "Daily Painters". I admire many of artists but especially admire your work. Your free technique, colour and composition are everything I aspire to. I wish I lived close enough to attend your workshops.

After "dabbling" for years (I attended art school MANY years ago) I have decided to take myself seriously as an artist and am inspired by the daily painting concept. I do my best to complete something every day. I use acrylics and don't come across many artists who use them. What do you or any of your other fans think of this medium?

Thanks for sharing your work!

Carol Marine said...

Thank you everyone!

Georgina, I know several serious artists who use acrylic. It is certainly safer (I assume) than oils. I just can't stand the drying time. : )