Sunday, June 01, 2008

"3 at Sea" --- SOLD



A few friends have suggested to me lately that I try painting some large paintings in the same vein as my small ones. Today I decided to give it a go on a 20"x20" panel. The result is below. It's not the best photo as I took it in my studio with the wrong lights, but what do you think?

15 comments:

ChrisB said...

I love it! Looks great in a larger size.

VanDerHoekArt said...

Beautiful! I think you kept the fresh brush work that your smaller paintings have. I am looking forward to your FAQ. Thank you for thinking of it, it probably would have answered my question from the other day and saved you some time.

georgiana ewing said...

Love the clarity and crispness of the colors. Definitely works.

Mona said...

Go for it.

KELLIE JOBSON said...

Beautiful Carol! I think one of your best.

Mark Bridges said...

Fantastic. It's like looking into another dimension on the screen. The colors are so clean and... perfect. This would look great in the kitchen on one of the cooking shows or on the cover of "Cooks"

Susan said...

Carol, I love your painting style. Your pieces have such a modern feel. How do you get such unique perspectives in your paintings. Sometimes they almost have an bird's- eye view. How do you get this effect? It looks like you have a low table with your still life on it. Do you ever photograph the setups first? Sorry for all of the questions, but it really interests me. I love the paintings that you had at the Greenhouse Gallery.

Laurel Daniel said...

I love the combination of your simple subject and composition with the larger format. It has all the great color and boldness of your small ones, and those juicy shadows are so delicious. It looks like you had fun with it, too!

Ben said...

I love the large size! I wish I could see it in person.

albertoalvarez said...

Very nice one! I like specially your shadows. Congrats

Pat Meyer said...

The movement of brush strokes makes it look like your peppers and apples are dancing and having a great time. Great Job

Kim Edge said...

I totally love it, clean, graphic, and bold.

Kanna said...

These are both beautiful. Looks like the apples are 6x6 and the peppers 20x20?
To me, the peppers in this painting have a more realistic feel than your small peppers which start to nod towards abstraction.
I've been trying to work towards looser big paintings, and find myself tightening up. I need to try using a really big brush (like a house painting brush - if I could find one soft yet stiff enough). Any suggestions?
Glad to see you stretching your small paintings bigger, and also THANKS for sharing your demo!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Without reading the comments yet, I say. You can paint anything any size. Never have bell peppers been so appealing ;)

Paula Villanova said...

I love the larger size; I'll bet in person they have great presence. Thanks for posting the demo!