Monday, February 02, 2009

"Mismatched" - SOLD



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I have nothing to show for today's work (I happened to have the above painting from a few days ago). Today ... today I spent several hours trying very hard to paint some little onions that looked so good in the store. I know I've lamented on this before but sometimes it just feels like I've forgotten how to paint, as nothing turns out and I end up wiping everything off afterwards. It never lasts for long, so I'm not terribly worried, but I did find an absurd pleasure in cutting up the difficult onions and using them in our dinner tonight.

25 comments:

Jo Reimer said...

Perhaps you're just wrung out, Carol, from teaching last week. When I used to teach I had nothing left in me for a week or two afterward. Take it easy for a day or two. We'll wait for you.
Nice painting, as are they all.

tracywall said...

What's that quote? "When the going gets, tough, eat your prey."
Hang in there!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Punish those little devils.
It's a comfort to us mere mortals though, to see that everyone goes through that ;)
Another beautiful painting. Harmonious color galore!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Ha! Take that you little onions!

I like all the vertical elements in this painting. The tea pot spout pointing to the spoon handle is a nice touch.

David Lobenberg said...

Great reflection on the bottom of that fork!

Mel said...

Aren't those days just the worst!?! The more I paint the fewer of those days I have, but if even a little bit of time goes by I feel like I forget how to paint. I don't, but I feel like it. Your work is lovely, I'm a big fan!

Phoebe said...

At least you got to eat the onions. My still life today had a Crayola crayon that I wiped off at least five times. I only wish I could have eaten the little bugger!
Nice color in the shadow on the pink cup.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Sorry for your bad day, however this is lovely. I am quite a fan of the beautiful strokes you apply, so much information with so few; amazing!...and your highlights are placed so nicely! Hang in there as it goes...tomorrow is another day!

Debbie Chavers said...

Alright, Carol, the painting is great, but I got the most enjoyment out of your comment on the onions! This made me laugh out loud. I bet the onions were delicious!
Debbie

Gifts of Creation said...

Hi I love your style in this still life....very lovely...
I know exactly how you feel about the onions, its good to know someone else has days like that...

Barbara Pask said...

Sweet little painting. Thanks for sharing when things don't go just right, nice to know even you have days like that. Painting is tough, it will always be a struggle for all of us, part of what keeps pulling us back I guess.

milindmulick said...

flawless..very inspiring ,great colors..envious

Pamela Nichols said...

This painting really works. Upon opening my Dailypainters email, I said, "Ah . . . nice!"

Roxanne Steed said...

jeez - this little painting has the MOST simply elegant look to it...I just want to pick up these pottery pieces....something so delightful about it that keeps drawing me in....making me look!!! this one's really got the 'magic' Carol!

Roxanne Steed said...

heheh, I just read the entry under the painting - I'd never have known you were driven to exhaustion - you certainly pulled this one out more than just fine! Enjoy the day...& happy painting!

Robin Neudorfer said...

Beautiful little piece. Love the color choices. Has the appearance of a close knit family

Sarah said...

I love how subtle the colors appear! Simple elegant!!!!
I have learned and continue to learn so many new things just by studying your work each day (-:

Kevin Menck said...

I'm glad this one turned out. It would have been kinda' tough to eat a spoon and a teacup.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Carol, I did a post on you at www.hillcountryhouse.blogspot.com

I was brief, but referred readers to your blog - I do not have the language to describe your work adequately. Just thought you'd like to know! Ann

Jeff Hayes said...

This is really striking!

Edward Burton said...

Very elegant painting, Carol - very beautiful!

Jo Castillo said...

This is great, nice composition. Your touch will return. Friend, Regina, and I had bad painting days this past weekend, We both had "wipe offs". Maybe the stars over Texas!

Kimberly Kelly Santini said...

THANK YOU for sharing that you have rough days, too. Many people don't understand that everyone screws up and has wipe-outs.

Here's to finding your stride shortly!!

P. R. Avalon said...

This is so beautiful Carol. Wowser!

Rebecca said...

This must be one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing that even you have off days.