Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Apple Stack" - SOLD


Whenever I return to still lifes after a trip I always have a day or two of frustration. I'm usually a little grumpy, and my husband has learned to make a wide berth. I did this one a few days after we returned from Germany and afterwards I walked back into the house smiling. I said to my husband "I remembered how to paint!" He said "you look like you just had a paint-gasm."

Below are my demos from last week. I apologize for the terrible photos. We had one day of plein air, and I was shaking in my boots getting ready for the demo. I was walking around before class trying to find a spot that I was not only inspired by, but had enough room for the whole class to watch. A fellow saw me with my viewfinder and asked if I was taking photos. : ) I said no, I was looking for a place to paint and he said "use my yard!" I think he meant for us to paint his flowers, but I was captivated by the jeep across the street and leaning garage behind it and it all worked out splendidly, all from this nice fellow's yard. Whew!

12 comments:

Kim said...

Gorgeous as always Carol!

Linda Popple said...

Love all your paintings here! I can see the draw to the jeep! Looks fantastic parked in front of the building with the colorful tree. Very nice for all 5!

Dan Kent said...

Stunning! I am so glad to have found your blog.

Cynthia said...

Love your stack...the demos are wonderful and your husband had me laughing :)

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Shaking in your boots? Carol, you are fabulous.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love this one!!! The complimentary colors and the stacking - what joy!!! Love your husbands comments too! :)

Hope Cunningham Daily Paintings said...

Love the demos, Carol. Your still life is wonderful, you nail the ceramic quality every time.

Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann said...

I just love your cups, Carol O:-)

Steve sculpts critters said...

A raw egg has never looked so good!

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Carol--I can relate--made me smile reading your post! Your great eye will always find the painting..:))!

Dan Young said...

then transparent red/orange screwdriver handle and the transparent red/orange cherry toms...............genius!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love 'em all!!! I just love those stacked cups and the jeep is wonderful!!~