Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Backlit" - SOLD



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When I first set this up I thought - oh no that's way too difficult. But I really liked the light on the flower and the ground through the jar. So I did it anyway, and I'm really thrilled with how it turned out. My secret? Squint squint squint squint squint squint squint.

15 comments:

LSaeta said...

I am trying to squint as I type this and it is not working ... hah. You really nailed the light in this one. I do have a question - do you plan on holding any workshops in California or is Arizona the closest you will be?

Carolyn Finnell said...

It's amazing how you make the difficult look easy. This is beautiful! How many people would think of painting the back of the flower? You consistently inspire me to stretch my creative limits.

Carolina Elizabeth said...

You are amazing. You take a handfull of strokes and with that you make a masterpiece!

JanettMarie said...

I like it! Squnt squint squint squint squint squint squint................. jM

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Glad you're back safe & sound from the Florida workshop. And this painting, is indeed, a beauty, Sometimes doing painting that I 'fear' I come up with my best pieces so I really identify with your feelings. Maybe because I view it as 'too difficult' I pay closer attention... squint more... but whatever you did.. it worked!

JMahorney said...

My lord, what a beauty. Such a wonderful sense of light. The shadow sides are keep so rich with those deep orange/reds. I love it. :)

DSM said...

Looks like you're back in the groove. Neet-o!

Oh, it's an azaela! ;>

Anne said...

Bee-u-ti-ful!! I tell my students all the time - squint squint squint - they think I'm a bit nuts - but it works! :)

DSM said...

Re: squinting....

I've worked with many calligraphers/ type setters and more than one has said that ,when lettering, squinting at the text should result in viewing ' gray ' word forms with no noticeable gaps. Just another facet of squinting. HA! this message paid for by BOTOX...not.

عرفان said...

Hi Carol.I've to admit that I really enjoy your paintings, in fact I came to know your blog while reading an iranian blog named "a man called old fashioned" and since then every post you publish fascinates me without exception. I like the way you treat shadows in your paintings ; in this particular work the white touches of the brush are marvelous...

David Lobenberg said...

I tell my students to squint add nausium.

Gary said...

'a big sigh......ppppphw' how does do it?

Jala Pfaff said...

Gorgeous. My favorite part is where the canvas texture shows through on the neck of the glass.

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

love it!!!

Dean Grey said...

Love how the stem "shifts" in the water.

-Dean