Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"The Big Squeeze"

I admit this was a quickie. It took me about 30 minutes. I worked all day on a large painting and I had just 30 minutes before my sitter left and nothing to post otherwise.
MUCHO Thanks to all of you who gave me title suggestions for yesterday's larger painting. It was really hard to choose, but I'm going with "Waiting in the Wings." I also really liked "Orange Potions" and "Some Looked On While Others Fell!" Every single one of them made me smile, so thank you! Below is today's larger painting. I'm calling it "One Misplaced Grape" (again, not a great photo, but REALLY fun to paint).

12 comments:

Anne Woods said...

I just love that large painting, my eyes bounce around between all the reflected surfaces and that single grape. Very successful!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

love the wet looking table surface...the grapes look real enough to eat!

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

oh my, the reflections in these paintings are so great carol. really really spectacular!

Kellie Marian Hill said...

One Misplaced Grape.... wow. Just wow. I always love the way you use colors, but with all of the reflections and beautiful greys added in that is just an incredible piece.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Funny how some paintings just 'flow' out of us - and this 'quickie' sounds like one of them! And it isn't a simple painting, either. This one is fantastic. So interesting, so much to look at, too! Your larger piece is beautiful, too, really rich.

Ed Fadool said...

Hey Carol,

How does one do a oil painting in 30 minutes? An oil painter myself it might take me two days.

laura said...

Beautiful--a beautiful composition. I love the cast shadow on the apple slice and the cap! The colors and reflections on it are amazing.

Sarah said...

Everything just glows!!! I'm really drawn to the reflections.I reallllyyyy love it!!!!!!

Dar Presto said...

both pieces are beautiful.

Candy Barr said...

Really fresh and dynamite composition with reflection Carol! Nice to see it with the larger one...always compelling.

Theresa Rankin said...

Exquisite work, Carol!! The reflections, the composition, everything is super!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

omg that 20x20 is a slammin' painting. Good work getting the small one right in just half an hour!