Friday, March 27, 2009

"The Secret Life of Grapes"



I did a large painting today (still wet - not this one) but nothing small, so I thought I'd post a larger one I did a couple of weeks ago. This one will go in my solo show at the Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX this July. It is 20"x24".

27 comments:

Glenda Mosher said...

This is fabulous! I love the glossy surface/reflection you have captured.

Michel McNinch said...

How about "Table Confetti"?

Carolina said...

"I'm glad we met" (?)
Love it...

Carolyn Finnell said...

I keep coming back to the 2 lost petals, the 3 hidden grapes and the reflections. Those 3 elements make it special. But for the life of me I can't come up with a title that addresses that. Maybe something will come to me.

Mark Bridges said...

Uva verdaccio. or three rascals It is lovely.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Ok, this may sound goofy, but the second I saw it I thought "Daisies and Dots"...perhaps a little silly for something so beautiful. Just wanted you to know you are a great source of inspiration for me in my own walk in art! Thank you!

LSaeta said...

I must be tired because all I can think of is "Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dotted drapes". Sorry, it's been a long week!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wow! All the elements are lovely, but I agree that the dots give it such life--almost as if it is snowing or raining confetti, as Michel said. It's a winner.

Honor Woodard said...

I love this painting Carol. I keep coming back to the three grapes hiding in the shadows - like they're telling secrets. I don't come up with the wording, though, sorry.

Barbara Woods said...

"Dot's Amore"

Michael Sanchez said...

The bowl to the vase, the grapes to the flowers, the floor to the curtain...i think one word says it all for this painting, "Complements". Nice work.

Michael Sanchez said...

Not to mention the yellow to the purple...:)

Lynn Bonnette said...

I’ve been following your work for a while now, and admire it so much. This one speaks to me. I keep looking at the relationship of the two main subjects and their parts seemingly scattered, but drawn together as one whole subject. It reminds me of the “Yin Yang” symbol. Each one shares a little of the other and together they are one. My suggestion is: “Soul Mates”.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. It is such a joy to watch your progress.
Lynn

Mary Sue said...

It's such a happy painting! How about the secret life of grapes. This will be a great show!

leo said...

"Hide and Seek"

julie davis said...

I love the color combination here, Carol. The yellows and greens really stand out, and the blues and grays are delicious!

Elenka said...

Apricot blooms and green grapes.

william wray said...

Lovely confident work nice a brushy chunky style.

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald said...

I love this Carol. It is so cheerful and at the same time peaceful. Love the reflection as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gary Keimig said...

Just going through some artists blogs accessed from an artist friend of mine and ran into yours. Just had to drop you a line and comment that I think you have some real jewels her. Good work.

Anne Marie Propst said...

Carol, I have tagged you for the Passion for Painting award. If unfamiliar, go to my blog to read about it. You are just so amazing. We all enjoy your work.

Anne Marie Propst

milindmulick said...

Great job Carol..I love yollow polka dots,they do make diff in our lives.
You are on the edge of being called the great artist and those who are called the masters who make difference.

Dean Grey said...

A lot of nice little touches in this painting: the fallen grapes and petals, the dotted fabric, the overall composition.

The reflections on the shiny surface are well executed and caught my eye.

Great job, Carol!

-Dean

MooPig_Wisdom said...

Bowl full of cherries....? ? Hehe... your larger format gives me a feeling of 'early morning industry'... sort of like 'color despite itself' ..extraordinary.

Susie Gregory said...

hi carol - this is just wonderful- as usual! - i love the reflections - and the bit of mystery - how bout "i'm so grapeful"....you continue to inspire me on this new journey i've embarked on! - i can't wait for each new day!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wonderful Carol - love the colours as always.

غمام said...

so lovely....
from the yellow desert and bright sun of Saudi Arabia..i suggest..
(The Spread of yellow!)