Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Country Driveway" - SOLD

Recently I visited my folks in the Texas Hill Country and painted a scene looking down the driveway that I saw half a billion times growing up. So now I have to figure out whether I like this so much because it works, or because ... I'm sentimentally attached.

17 comments:

Leslie Bishop said...

Oh it definitely works! Looks just like this area. I love how the light lays on the field and the road!

Michael Chamberlain said...

I liked it right away... and I've never been to Texas! Very nice.

Suzy Morgan said...

I think all of the above ..... sentimental for sure but this is now a beautiful job on a driveway .... perhaps you never saw it that way before. Suzy

Julie in the studio said...

If my opinion helps your decision making process, then let it be known: It WoRKs!
Carol, I think your landscapes are gorgeous. And I like this one so much I may just have to bid on it.
I love the bright blue in the shadow, the way the toned support shows through in the sky and in the trees, the dark outline of the road as it bends.
Wow. I just LOVE it. Good work.

Steven P. Goodman said...

It works!

Carolyn Finnell said...

It works! And beautifully.

Crystal Cook said...

Ahh, that is the grand question isn't it? Personally, I think it's rockin. :)

Anonymous said...

Carol, I like it because it definitely works for me. Somehow, that band of blue shadow across the bottom/foreground gives the painting an almost abstract quality, but I don't know why.

Cate in Dundee

Becky Drees said...

It's GOR-geous! And the fact that you're sentimentally attached makes it that much more so!

Susan Hediger-Matteson said...

You must have been channeling your sentimentality into to the painting because it reminds me of my home too. It works kiddo!

Martyn Chamberlin... said...

I think this is one of the best you've done in a long time. I'm obsessed with the cool shadow found on white gravel/dirt roads. Strong sense of sunlight.

I think I'll use this as one of the feature paintings for part 3.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

A beauty!
Something new in the brushwork and the color is juiced up, but not too much.
Simple lines, slammin' composition!

carolyn cobb art said...

you are courageous!!
you exceed my expectations every day!!

Don Coker said...

Great stuff, Carol. Love the color in the shadows!

Bobbi Heath said...

It totally works! I can even see the live oaks, those two lighter strokes in the upper left tree line make them. How DO you do it?

Anonymous said...

I just love your style and bold strokes--absolutely wonderful!

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Patty Fitts said...

I love this and would love to see you do more landscapes! I love everything you do, but just would like to see you do more of this!
Patty Fitts