Monday, July 05, 2010

"Stay Awhile" - SOLD

This was a great night! James and I bought little head-lamps so we could each attempt a nocturne (painting at night - a first for both of us). We set up right in the middle of the street in Telluride, in a special middle lane just for parking. We drew a LOT of attention, but it was fun. James said "better paint the guys first because they'll move." So I did, and got one completely out of proportion. But I was scared and going on adrenaline, so I kept going with the rest of it. Well, by the time I'd gotten everything else painted in, the guys were still there, so I decided to wipe one out and try him again. Right then ... they got up to leave! But they'd seen us painting and came out to see. I told them they'd gotten up a minute too soon, so they sat back down for us. What troopers!! This was really fun and I hope to try it again at some point.
ps. He hasn't posted his nocturne yet, but if you check James' blog you'll see a lot of the same scenes I've posted. I thought it was really interesting to see how different his take was every time.

26 comments:

artybecca said...

I really like this -- the interior light splling out, and the little highlights of the lighting inside. It makes me want to walk into this place.
When you wear your headlamps at night, you can tell people you're a "Fine Art Miner" painting up some treasure!

Nancy Laliberte said...

LOVE IT!

Angie Rea Jensen said...

What an amazing way to get a moment! I love how it draws your eye into the scene inside.

liz wiltzen said...

What a great piece for your first nocturne Carol! Love the design, the palette and the subject, great work!

Julián Andrade said...

You've gotten a perfect atmosphere. It's an admirable painting.

SarahBowie said...

This is awesome! I totally feel I am out in the middle of the street with you. Relaxed scene but somehow a bit of adrenaline comes through. How in the world did you do all that... The light and shadow and sense of time of day are incredible.

Dan Young said...

I love your landscapes...i love the still lives too but when I see the landscapes in thumbnail they look like photos but when you arrive at the blog they are sumptious, energetic oil paintings marvellous!

Virginia Floyd said...

Very nice, Carol! The lights just glow. Funny story, too.

Chris said...

love this painting-looks cozy and inviting.

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

Love that chocolate brown color with the touch of lime green! Great handling of the architecture.

Anonymous said...

With something akin to brilliance, you have created a warm, intimate scene of loosely spread dabs of paint. It's beautiful.

Leslie Bishop said...

What a fun idea, Carol! You really did capture the ambiance. I've enjoyed all your Colorado paintings.

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful! The soft light and colors brings the eye into the painting.

Love your story! I can just see it all. :-) I visited James' blog and it was fun. He's a good painter and I look forward to visiting him often.

Anonymous said...

I catch your blog w/daily painters nearly every day & learn so much. I live in Colo., been where you've
painted this & know it well. As an art student, I love your style. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Rountree Moore said...

You are unblievable!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I'm glad you stuck with it and I love the story about your models. This is such a warm painting of the love the emotion it evokes.

n. rhodes harper said...

Love this Carol, very different for you as far as palette colors go. Beautiful.

Sandra Galda said...

wow Carol I am just blown away at the gorgeous outdoor paintings you have been doing!

sunny said...

I love both James' and yours! I am encouraged that two artists can look at the same scnene and paint it so differently.

Thanks!!

Barbara Pask said...

Love this, so interesting. I have been wanting to go out and paint at night. I thought maybe the next full moon would be a good time.

Laurie Moses, Bristol, UK said...

Carol, James has now posted and even with a different palette, it's clear you were out there together painting, nerves and all. They are lovely gems and make me want to be brave about painting in front of people even though its hard. Thanks for admitting that....
Laurie

mary maxam said...

I agree with all the above and certainly ove this new direction as much as your still life work. just beautiful indeed!

Kelley Sanford said...

Wow, what an experience. Just a painterly piece, great atmosphere.

adebanji said...

One of my favourites!

Brian Cameron said...

Carol..I've been keeping an eye on your career for a while now. You've given an old warhorse like me inspiration both from your fresh style to your persistence. I see now this painting is being bid way up to over $500 so far! It's a great piece and your talent is worth every penny of it and more. Way to go!!

Jody said...

Wow, absolutely love this painting, and your description of the experience. Looks like your an old hand at nocturnes, not a neophyte!
Congrats!