Friday, January 22, 2010

"Chillin'" - SOLD

Recently I got an email from an online friend and fabulous painter, Richard Robinson, asking to use a few of my paintings in an instructional video he just made. I got to see the video and I gotta say, not only is he a stellar artist, his instruction is top notch. He puts things out in a clear, concise way, and he knows what he's talking about. It taught me a thing or two. I would recommend taking a workshop from him, but he lives in New Zealand, so check out his videos. You won't be sorry!


Elizabeth Seaver said...

Congratulations on the great opportunity, Carol.

I think the strokes on the draped cloth add such pizazz to this already beautiful painting of tomatoes. As usual, I love seeing the path your brush has taken through your work.

Cat Boysen said...

I have been following you for some time. I get excited to see your new pieces. I am a classical painter, and would love to paint faster like you. My paintings take about 3 days to complete. How do you paint so fast?

Another question when you said you don't clean your brushes for days, how do you do that? I hate cleaning out my brushes! I put my in a zip lock bag and place them outside in the cold michigan winters.

Keep painting your colors.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Your work is in a class by itself.
The brushstrokes are so beautiful.

LĂșcia Russo said...

Hi Carol, I love your painting and your style.
A teacher told me about your blog and your daily paintings. I'll come back again and again.


Kim Carlton said...

Great colors in "Chillin"~ just the right vibration!

Mary Bullock said...

Yeah! The polka dots are back!

anne m said...

Carol, Do you mix the puddles of values before you start painting?

Carol Marine said...

Thanks you guys!!! As always I really appreciate your comments. To answer your questions...

Cat, I'm not sure how it is I paint so fast. I always have. I think I'm just impatient. : ) And with my brushes, I put them into a sealed pvc tube (~2 inches in diameter) overnight. This works great!

Anne, No I don't mix any colors or values first. For two reason. One is I am impatient and want to get straight to painting. : ) And two is, I think if you mix up a big pile of paint, you are more likely to cover a big area with it and I like to mix many colors that are slightly different for one big solid area to make it more interesting. Also, if you pre-mix, you are more likely to use it even if it's wrong because ... you don't want to waste the pile.

Hope that helps! -Carol

Cynthia said...

This is gorgeous!!! love the blue folds and the veggies just pop!!!

anne m said...

Carol, Thank you for answering my value-mixing question. Your rationale was "right on" and very helpful, you must have been watching me! Thanks again :)