Saturday, July 03, 2010

"Afternoon Sparkle" - SOLD

For our second day in Telluride we decided we would complete 4 paintings by sundown, no excuses. I thought this was a reasonable goal, but it was tough (I did all 4 but wiped one - does that count?) One thing I've learned is that it's good to have at least a day to scout an area before you get out your paints. You should bring a notebook and write down places and times, because one area might look good in the morning, but not the afternoon, or a place might look for just a little while (esp sunup and sundown). Above was my afternoon painting.

13 comments:

Loretta Gragnani said...

Carol,
Would you comment on your outdoor painting equipment? I think this painting is as well painted as your still lifes. Keep painting and showing your plein air paintings.

Shirley said...

Great work, Carol. A sophisticated composition and palette!

Keith said...

Love this painting. The composition, the colours, your decision to leave so much bare road. Leaves me very jealous. Gorgeous work.

Lisa Daria said...

looks really good, this would be such a hard scene in real life to make a painting out of, but you did it - i Like the bits of orange poking through especially in the pavement.

Terry Miura said...

Nice, Carol!

That's a hard one to pull off, to be sure~ You got the magic touch!

Page Railsback said...

Unusual composition and subject.I LOVE it

Hope Cunningham Daily Paintings said...

You rock girlfriend! You are so brave, constantly taking on new challenges. On top of that you have a very sure hand and keen eye. (You can draw!) I tried to paint cars a couple of times this year with scary results. I'm not worthy.....

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Yes, it most certainly does count. Your eye and hand discipline/training were still working together to the benefit of your art even if you didn't like the result of one painting.

I like the soft greys in this.

Pamela Clarkson said...

Making notes of times to paint is a brilliant idea! After all-it is the light that we paint or rather the light as it affects our subject-not just the subject that makes our paintings sing. I never tire of painting the light at sunset or sunrise or even at night-subject matter can be anything!

Stephanie Berry said...

Great painting. I like all the variations of grays. Must have been a tough one.

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

The composition of this one lends it to be so abstract. I really like how that happened.

Susan Sorensen said...

A wiped painting always counts. It is the experience! And it is okay not to like one of your paintings.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

just slammin'!
Love the angles and distance.
This kind of scene is hard to get a handle on.