Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Time Out" - SOLD



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One thing I am finding, over and over, is that almost every time I stumble upon something that "works", it never works again. There is a certain kind of magic that makes one painting work and another faily miserably. You can read every book and learn every rule and still find that magic frustratingly elusive. Happily, we can always wipe the miserable failures and try again.

13 comments:

Jean Burman said...

Carol... your work is always beautiful without exception. But I know exactly what you mean when you mention that elusive magic. I thought that this only happened in watercolour but I guess the magic is never a "given" in any medium!

You... however... get it right more often than not! And that's something to be extremely proud of for someone who creates so consistently and so well.

Greetings from Australia btw! I am still receiving your daily updates and look forward to seeing your new work each day. Keep up the great work!

Barbara Pask said...

So true Carol. It is so challenging, it isn't one of those things that you master and then you "have it". But the ones that go great feel so good.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Yeah, why is that? This is beautiful.

Heidi Malott said...

Amen to that Carol! The subtle painting you posted yesterday is stunning! I am awful at titles, no help from me :)

A while ago you mentioned how it was hard to transition from small to large. Did you post again on any insight to what you have found to help? I still find it difficult but don't want to give the freedoms of painting small.

Thanks,
Heidi

LSaeta said...

Well ... this is one that works! I am completely in awe of this one. It is magical.

sara said...

You've got the magic Carol! I've been following your paintings for several months now and its a joy everyday! You are very inspiring and thanks for sharing!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Truer words were never spoken... Love the high key (untitled) painting below, and what seems to be your natural sense of design. I completely agree with Jean above as well.

Cheryl McCarley said...

This is wonderful, I can hear and taste the crispness of this apple. Love the reflection!

Leora Platte said...

This one is so good, it's super!

ss.kim said...

Wonderful!!
Do you have fast dryer medium or paint during the first process? If so, what kind?

Carol Marine said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I really like the new direction of the subtle, hi-key painting and will do more in this vein in the future.

Heidi, to answer your question about transitioning from small to large ... I'm not sure if I did post about that. A lot of things have helped, but mostly the idea that I'm not blowing up a small image but rather painting a larger image in a larger space. You know? I find if I paint anything too much larger than life size, there just isn't enough detail to keep me going in the loose style. So I just back up a bit and paint just as I would a small one, just more. : ) Hope that makes sense.

Elenka said...

You're right. I should switch to oils...you can't wipe very good with watercolor and/or tempera.
Beautiful work, as usual.

Connor said...

Thank you Carol