Friday, October 16, 2009

"A Rose by Any Other Name"



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I've decided the best way to paint roses, and I may have said this before, is to really REALLY squint at them, and paint what you see when you squint. Then unsquint and put one or two more strokes down. If you try to put in every detail you'll drive yourself insane. That is, unless you're painting a really large rose (lg painting). That's my opinion anyway.

7 comments:

Kristeena Crabb said...

If that's how you painted this rose then that's great advice because this one is just lovely.

DIANE TASSELMYER said...

Carol, I love those patterns you have in your backgrounds.

Debbie said...

How interesting! Beautiful work...I envy anyone with your talent.

Nora Mackin said...

I think this time you did very well with your rose. What a wonderful bg.

Stephen Parker said...

This has such a surreal quality. The tipping of the rose toward the upper right seems to be sucking the polka dots from the table cloth into a swirl around the glass. It's mesmerizing!

And the only drugs I've had is one cup of coffee.

Anonymous said...

If this painting is not sold, I'd like to purchase it. How do I go about making the purchase. I went to ebay and could not find an option.
Thank you.
-Brenda

Carol Marine said...

Brenda, please email me if you are serious about purchasing this painting, thansk! me@carolmarine.com.