Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Hasty Escape" - SOLD



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Someone asked me to share how I do the polka dots (as in yesterday's rose painting). I think the key to getting polka dots to appear ON the cloth rather than floating, is to get the value as close to correct as possible. When you're working on a ground that isn't all the same value, this is a little trickier, but basically the dots need to follow the same gradient as the ground. So where the ground is darker, the dots need to be darker, and so forth. Also if the ground gets warmer or cooler, the dots need to follow suit. Also, as the ground gets further away, the dots get smaller and closer together. Mostly though, they just need to look like what you see. : )

11 comments:

Cynthia said...

I really like this one!..Great color,,,mmmm just lovely!

LSaeta said...

Splendid colors ... especially the underpainting!

Lisa Daria said...

These are some good looking plums!!! Love the colors in this one - DELICIOUS!

jaybastian said...

Wow Carol! I've been following your blog for about six months now and only now have I figured out how to successfully to post a comment. You are a master of color your work reminds me of Sargent! This one is wonderful. Thanks for all of your hard work.

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

I love the pattern of shapes and colors bouncing around this painting. It is a delight for the eye

Lisa Marquis-Bradbury said...

I love this one Carol. The colors are really beautiful.

Colin Page said...

Hey Carol, The last line is great. Paint what you see! I'm glad you said it! Your paintings are beautiful as always. I just saw some at Galleria Gardner in Mex. They are wonderful in person. Hope all is well and good luck with your work.

Also, thanks for the nod in your entry about landscape painters. That was a nice surprise.

Dan Robinson said...

Carol,
This is a wonderful painting on many levels. Your design being one and the use of paint being another. I always enjoy seeing your work but this one is outstanding.
Dan Robinson

Mary Bullock said...

Love your Polka dots!!!

Stephen Parker said...

Beautiful, as always. I love the different green of the painted bowl edge. I seems to perfectly balance the more teal table top opposite the fruit.

(I'm guessing they're plums since they have short stems. Or are they cherries?)

susan hong-sammons said...

Interesting and very cool perspective. I was wondering what motivated you to create this painting from this angle?