Thursday, October 01, 2009

"Negative Space" - SOLD

It's nice to get back to still lifes, but as usual I feel a bit rusty after a break. I hate to admit it but my mood seems to be inextricably linked to the last painting I did - as in, my mood is only as good as my last painting. I ride the roller coaster, which can be exciting, but my husband has to deal with me and my moods. Poor guy.
A recent student, and fabulous artist, Claudia Hammer, emailed my demos from Salado - thanks Claudia!! Here they are (sold):



15 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

That one's a beauty.

Put your husband in touch with my wife and they can have a moody artist spouse support group.

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Carol--Love the demos, especailly the cup with grapes--juicy!

Couldn't help but giggle over the part of being so connected mood wise to how your last painting has gone. Thought I was the only one who did that. I call it being in a snit. Just sneaks up on me. One minute I am nice and normal and the next thing everything suddenly annoys me----what in the heck is that about??!! And then if the painting has gone well, I feel extremely benevolent to anything and everyone.....You are not alone..:)

Carolina said...

That's probably the best pepper I've seen in my life... you probably feel rusty, but you're not!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Your stills are always so intriguing. I look forward to every post!

Shelley Ross said...

You don't look rusty. This one is fantastic painting! I'd also like to tell you that your writing is endearing because you are incredibly open with your readers and you allow yourself to be vulnerable. From my perspective at 55 years old, I can tell you whatever your foibles, life does get easier, especially for someone like you who is self-reflective. As we mature - our moods smooth over and we learn to work with our own weaknesses so they become less pronounced.

Leora Platte said...

"Negative Space" is luscious.

Rob Hazzard said...

I've got to agree about the direct link between current mood and the last painting completed. Who ever knew painting could you make you so manic? Well, VanGogh maybe...Pollock perhaps? Maybe it's a sign of true greatness!

Remya Kumar said...

That is one fabulous painting!

tracywall said...

Holey moley, can I relate to this!
If I'm having time issues (i.e. little time in the studio) or painting issues (can't solve a painting problem) I think I'm miserable to be around. My non-art friends have trouble understanding.

Ashley Busch said...

I love your images of grapes and cups. I wish I could go to Jacksonville and attend your demo, but I'm in Sarasota and in school.. You should come demo at Ringling College of Art and Design :D. I'm sure everyone would love it!

Dean Grey said...

Carol!

You consider this rusty?! Hardly!

I love the way the bell pepper is facing the viewer. Unique composition!

Just wonderful!

-Dean

Lisa Daria said...

Well, the painting does not look like it's in a mood - ! It's lovely - really. . . truly.

I tried the 10 minute exercises yesterday and not only were they fun, but freeing! I Love the ideas you have - thank you for being so open and sharing them!

Cynthia said...

Love the red pepper and wonderful demos....

Don Coker said...

I love negative space! No, I mean, I love NEGATIVE space. Oh, and I love your "Negative Space" as well!! Great stuff Carol, as usual!

liz said...

I had to smile at your "mood linked to latest painting" comment as it seems to be a common syndrome among artists. I know I fall prey to it often. I believe it comes from taking each individual painting a little too personally and losing perspective of our accomplishment and progress as a whole.

I think the biggest pitfall with allowing it to perpetuate is that it can lead to a fear of failing, which of course will lead to ceasing taking risks with our work, a real obstacle to our growth as artists. That coupled with inflicting our angst on those around us, which hardly seems fair, makes this one a good demon to get a hold of.

PS: Your accomplishment and progress as an artist continues to be exceptional!