Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Good Times Roll" - SOLD



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This is the sort of thing I did when I first started painting small still life studies. Before I started buying panels, I was cutting up small peices of pre-primed canvas and taping them to a larger peice of plywood. I threw most of them away. I think that's a great, cheap way to paint when you're starting out and/or just want to experiment without feeling the weight of expensive materials and the fear of failure that comes along with it.

10 comments:

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Hi Carol
I think you are a painter and teacher par excellence! I love the idea of painting on disposable surfaces to keep one "honest". I have a teaching background and was wondering if you would consider doing a teaching oriented workshop for prospective teachers. Of course, if I make it to Austin to visit my stepdaughter, I will have to sign up for one of your workshops there anyway!

indiaartist said...

It looks so simple and yet so elegant.

Bobbi Heath said...

This is just beautiful. I love the individual color strokes in the oranges, they are so effective in showing me the orange-ness as well as the bulk. And the background and shadows are just stunning too. But this one is done on a panel, right?

Carol Marine said...

Thanks you guys! This painting is recent and done on panel, yes.

LSaeta said...

This is another great one. No surprise of course! Love it!

Amaroo said...

your work is an absolute inspiration for me! This blog is a great place to stop by any time.

Melody Johnson said...

But here's the thing. If you do a painting on primed unstretched canvas, it is so easy to put into an inexpensive premade frame. And even easier to mail it to the buyer.
Especially really larger works.

Sharon Hodges said...

Hi, Carol. Just so you know that your teaching is not falling on deaf ears: I enjoyed your workshop in Salado, TX...I believe we were your first class at Andreeva. Most of the Dallas 'Studio Art and Soul' gang is blogging away, and I have finally jumped in....recently left my job so I could paint full time, oh my! I often review the material from your workshop. I am following your blog now, and was pleased to elarn about your show...Hope you sold it out! Sharon Hodges

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Again. The brushwork is just stunning. The softness of the strokes and the beautiful neutrals. Love it!

sudye2 said...

I'm glad to hear that you had a number of 'throw-aways' a while back. I am trying to change to painting quickly, having painted meticulously, layer on layer in the past. It is hard - and sometimes discouraging. The best thing that I know is that persistence will win out in the long run.