Saturday, June 28, 2008

"True Love" --- SOLD



I normally use a viewfinder that's about 2 inches sqaure, but wanted to zoom in on these cherries ... so I cut a much smaller viewfinder - about 1/2 inch square. It's very cozy. I find that it doesn't work on anything larger because if it's too close to my face the edges of the square get very fuzzy. Which reminds me of the time I did a self-portrait (at a recent workshop). I got a mirror and held the viewfinder up to frame my face. Unfortunately, all I could see in the mirror was the viewfinder. : ) Sometimes it takes me a minute.

5 comments:

Jeanne Bauer said...

Wow, Carol, the last two works are so delightful, indeed. What a pleasure to look up close at your brush work and examine all the little interplay of colours. After 45 days of being humbled by oil, I have evermore the most enormous respect for the way you choose your colours and strokes. jb

Dani Brandimarte said...

Cool! I love how you change things up. The perspective in this one is refreshing and surprising. I'm also looking forward to seeing more of your new fabrics. There's never a dull moment on your blog!

Kristy Gordon said...

beautiful! I love the red underpainting showing through!

Carol Nelson said...

I love the beautiful grey background with thei hints of red showing through.

Laura said...

i love your paintings, they are really wonderful--the colors are amazing and the way you form shapes is so interesting that the simplest of compositions jumps right off the page. keep up the great work. have you always lived in austin? it's my favorite city, i lived there for about 9 years, went to UT and am now near New Orleans. one day i'll be a texan again!!