Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Pre-Blackberry"


We have tons of blackberry vines growing all over our property, and right now they're all sporting these little white flowers - as I see them: pre-blackberries. I used a plain canvas, without a ground, as an experiment since it worked well for landscapes. I like this one well enough, but I like them better with a ground. Maybe a personal preference.

13 comments:

Leslie Saeta said...

When I clicked on your post, I somehow expected this would be a great story about how simple life was before we had treos, iphones, palm pilots and blackberries!
I should have known better!
Great painting by the way.

LindaHunt said...

I enjoyed your workshop so much and it will take time to absorb everything that you taught!!
I love your paintings and agree about a ground. It adds so much dimension.

Susie Gregory said...

i love this little guy...and i think i agree - the ground adds a bit of sparkle. i usually put a complimentary ground on the canvas when i'm working outside - warmish red-orange when there's lots of blues and greens. sparkles through in the same way. try it sometime!

KBecker said...

I have a basic question- how thick is the ground that you lay down when you do? Is it more of a wash, or thicker?

Amber L. Bailey said...

Lovely as usual ... and thank you ;o)

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

I have to agree regarding the ground, makes them sing! Thanks for sharing the experiment.

Shirley Peters said...

This is very clever, Carol. You have captured the transparency of the glass and the water with such brevity.

Pamela Clarkson said...

I love it that you are so willing to try things whether it be a ground or a subject matter. Also wanted to say that I think your colors are cleaner and more vibrant since you moved to your studio.

Dan Robinson said...

Carol, So simple but it is all you need, wonderful.

Catherines' Art Adventures said...

Dear Carol. What an inspiration you are. Love your painting. http://fosteringart.wordpress.com

Hope Cunningham Daily Paintings said...

Sweet!

wandamarie said...

Blackberry blossoms are often overlooked, yet they are truly lovely. You've captured it wonderfully, and I do love how you handled the glass and water's transparency.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

fabulous greens you've made here! I love it but I could see a red under painting with this too.
Thanks for reminding us to keep it fresh and fearless, by trying different approaches. You ROCK ;)