Monday, December 14, 2009

"Surprise Party" - SOLD


I always have trouble getting cherries dark enough (battling my brain which tells me they're red, not brown), so I thought I'd try them out in the shadow to REALLY challenge myself. I kept going back, time and again, making them darker still, but I think I finally got it. It's the plate's birthday, by the way, in case you didn't get that. ; )

14 comments:

Terry Rafferty said...

They're brown?? Happy birthday, Plate :-)

Carol Marine said...

Sure they are ... in the darker parts. It's a mixture of red, blue and yellow, which makes brown, or in my teaching language, a dark gray red. (gray when you have a mix of all 3 primaries)

silentwitness said...

Thanks for the lesson, Carol! The cherries are fabulous! And the plate should feel very titilated. I love how you combine classical forms with impressionistic strokes with Carol's personal vision and color magic. You are a unique "supertalent"--thank you for sharing your gems and knowledge!

Mark Bridges said...

This is really nice. Looks like you turned the light on, then the guilty cherries hid.

silentwitness said...

And I was thinking that the Mug is the stressed moderator between the overzealous cherries and the migrainous plate!!! It is very dynamic and subject to so many fun interpretations.

dodo Kresse said...

thats right, you are a supertalent and you look like jennifer aniston, when you smile ;-)) thanky for the cherry-lesson! great picture!
greetings from vienna from
dodo

DSM said...

I guess they're all checking out their party clothes in the previous painting; before the big bash?

Cynthia said...

Wow....this is a great piece! And that one bright cherry on the front left...my god when I clicked on to the post that darn thing JUMPED off the screen ;)

Marilyn said...

I so enjoy your humor and your wonderful sense of color Carol.
Cherryo!

Anita Tresslar said...

The cherries look good enough to eat. Great job!

leo said...

Okay, so I keep looking at "Reflected Four" trying to figure out why I like this and so many of your works. And I finally got it. Your work brings the emotion that comes from a good laugh; yet it's seriously performed as visual beauty. It strikes all the chords of the heart strings. There, that's how I feel about your work today. Thank you for blogging us your daily blog.

Carol Marine said...

Wow, thank you all so much! Leo, your comment is especially touching - I am moved. -Carol

David Larson Evans said...

Your a painters painter.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Leo's comment is sincere and succinct. I can't add anything except to say that your paintings are so strong that they have a life of their own.