Saturday, January 03, 2009

"Oh Enchanted One"



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What is it about polka-dots that so interests me? Let me count the ways: I like simple regular patterns. I like circles. I like 2-color designs. I especially like 2-color designs where the 2 colors are close to each other on the color wheel (ex. red & orange). If I've learned nothing else in my now 2 years of daily painting it is that everyone has very different tastes, AND that it is these differences that make us so fascinating! So I like polka-dots.

14 comments:

Sarah said...

I love that you love polka-dots ; -)
Again, Carol, this one is superb!!!!! Someday, I truly hope that I can paint with such a gorgeous flow and looseness as you show in your paintings. If there was one thing you could point to that has helped you with your paintings over the years, what would you say that was? What artist's did/do you admire and influence you the most?

Robin Neudorfer said...

I love polka-dots too. You do them so well, but I also really like the negative shapes around the shadow.

Alain Bertin said...

I love the composition and the tonal values, the color's choice... and the dots very much ! I like the abstract look. Superb really.

Marilyn said...

I love what you're doing with juxtaposition of shapes and viewing your subjects head on. Just beautiful! I'm also loving the current pieces on your web site.

Congratulations on your new home. May the year bring you many blessings.

Marian Fortunati said...

I like the polka dots too... But what I like best is the way you've captured the essence of these objects... gotten their spirit in an almost abstract way... It is just wonderful... And those petals! -------love 'em.

susangraeber said...

i love how you are pushing your compositions of late....more things going on......wonderful painting....susan graeber

Gerald Schwartz said...

Beautiful, not much more can be said..

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful painting - great composition and wonderful rich colors.

Patricia said...

Carol, I'm new to your site and absolutely in love with your command of painting. It's also nice to witness the gracious interaction with those who follow you. You're on my fave's list to watch this year!

Dani Brandimarte said...

You know how much I love your polka dots! This must be a new fabric, if I remember correctly they are usually blue. I really love this piece, something about it seems Japanese to me.

marybullock2 said...

Polka Dots YES!!!! And I love Stripes too!! And simple complementary colors.

Mary
The Figurative Realm of Mary Bullock

Katie May said...

Polka dots are the best. Or as my daughter calls them "coca dots"! I really love all the colors in this...So many rich colors and they all work perfectly together!

Holly Van Hart said...

Carol, you work wonders with polka dots. who would've thought polka dots could be so intriguing. keep 'em coming in 2009!! all the best, Holly

Vic said...

Fantastic Carol as always. Best of luck in 2009.