Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Chocolate Bunny" - SOLD



This title is a big lie. This is not a chocolate bunny, though I think it looks like one here. It is actually a black, ceramic bunny. I did a very similar painting for my 20th ever daily painting and thought I'd show it here for comparison. The original, below, was lit with a whiter light, where the above is lit with a yellowish spotlight. What do you think - have I improved a bit since then?

22 comments:

David Westerfield said...

... Yes. And you inspire us to keep practicing. Thanks.

Carolina said...

I think you have. I love your almost-square-ish strokes, you're a 'current impresionist' to me...

vickiandrandyrossart said...

UH, YEAH! thanks for the inspiration...to paint every day. I'm just in such a hurry!

Michael Naples said...

It's interesting to see how the simplicity of your brushstroke has changed. What number painting is this...520? You're a machine.

Mary Sue said...

I think you're my hero! Mary Sue

Barbara Pask said...

I like the new one better. I like that you painted it to look like chocolate. The values are better and I like the composition better too.

Sara Winters said...

Oh man, that looks yummy!

Lori Koop said...

Amazing! You should be really proud of your commitment and progress. The first was definitely you, the second is a more "colorful", defined you. I love the new one!

Laurel Daniel said...

WOW! Now this is fun to see. Not that the first one isn’t fine in it’s own right, but what you are bringing to the canvas now is out of this world! If there was any question whether hard work and discipline make a difference, this is the answer. You inspire us all!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I recently cruised through your archives and saw this painting. I wanted to see how you'd improved. Really, you were good to begin with, but you've honed your craft.
It takes miles of canvas.
Inspiring, as always.

Sarah said...

Your hard work has paid off! Complete inspiration (-:

Stephen Magsig said...

WOW! I really like the darker palette. Your brushwork is stunning and now we can see where it comes from, Bravo!

Sue Furrow said...

Big difference-and I thought you had been a master all your life. I subsc. to your emails last year and have really enjoyed seeing your art work everyday! Thanks!

Theresa Rankin said...

Incredible, Carol.....the improvement is remarkable...you are an inspiration in your daily painting, economy of brushwork and clear direct method.....I need to keep after it! I really love this little painting!

Nel said...

Thanks,Carol, for being willing to show your early stuff again. What a hopeful post for the rest of us. It makes us hope for our own improvement with hard work and tenacity. Thanks!

Stacey Peterson said...

Wow Carol! How long ago was the first one done? I've been following you for a while and your work has always been fantastic, but holy cow what an improvement! The color in the reflected lights on the front of the bunny is just to die for... Beautiful =)

Kim VanDerhoek said...

It is so encouraging to see both of these! You've become so well known and so talented that it is easy for the rest of us to forget how long it must have taken and how many miles of canvas for you to be where you're at today.

Yes, you've dramatically improved!

Jala Pfaff said...

What an extremely fun painting! It really looks like milk chocolate.

Karin Jurick said...

I sense what you talked about a few posts back - your edges have become looser, more interesting, less rigid. That's where I find most of the 'sweet spots' in your work.

Anne Marie Propst said...

Carol, thanks so much for posting your previous bunny with your current one. It definitely shows that practice improves our work. I appreciate seeing your progress. Makes it easier for me to hope to achieve greater progress in my own work.

Marilyn Eger said...

What a difference!I think you see more color now and so much more. I love seeing your freshness. I just got accepted in a 50/50 show...50 paintings in 50 days...that is a drop in the bucket!!! Look at you. You do this everyday and you amaze me every day! Thank-you so much for the constant inspiration.

Elenka said...

yes, there is a big difference...not that the first one wasn't any good! I love checking in on you every day to see what you are up to. You have mastered capturing reality in a looseness I wish I could achieve.