Monday, November 08, 2010

"Experimental" & "Motor Rotor" - SOLD

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Our first stop in Arizona was the Pima Air Museum outside of Tucson. There we found lots of cool stuff. But, airplanes are - well they're big and hard to make a composition from, especially on such a small canvas. So instead of painting whole planes, I ended up painting parts of planes. I traded the one above for one my buddy James painted. The one below is an engine from a particularly large plane.

19 comments:

Kathleen Owings said...

Wow - your handling of vehicles of all sizes and descriptions is impressive. Nice transition from small still lifes to enormous objects! (Such talent...)
:-)

Tony Allain said...

Well all I can say is, James you lucky %#*"+

Sarah said...

Wow carol, these are fantastic, they really show your skill with brushwork

adebanji said...

These are fantastic!!!! WOH! You really have a knack for the man made things!!!

Elaine Hurst said...

These are VERY cool!! What great subjects! I love the colors you used and brushstrokes. You really got wonderful compositions by zeroing in on parts of the planes.

Kitty clark said...

There is something special about celebrating the glory of machines and all their beauty. No need to get the whole thing, the smaller bits are grand in and of themselves. Fun work and a nice change from apples.
Kitty

ChrisG said...

All that aluminum reflecting sun, sky and earth. Fantastic. More?

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I love what you did with the planes....looks great!!

Susan Sorensen said...

The plane profile sorta looks like a cute doggie. Funny how we see faces in many objects. The close up of an engine is an amazing composition. When I see Carol Marine in my inbox, I get excited. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Popple said...

I love these! Painting parts makes interesting compositions. I'd love to go out there and paint. I would imagine there are many, many paintings there!

Martha Cowan said...

Oh, wow - you get that feeling you're standing right under the monster. The sunny sky is so great.

bricarwaller said...

Awesome paintings! As an Air Force wife I can appreciate the planes. Great color and composition, I think zeroing in on part of the plane makes for a more interesting painting.

Julie in the studio said...

I actually sid "wow" out loud when I saw this most recent post. Airplane props, and so small!!
I think you had a lot of fun with these. It shows!!
I love the play with scale here: such a large thing in such a small space.

Kim Morin Weineck said...

These are great, Carol! Hurray!!

Cathleen Rehfeld said...

WOW these are great! You NAILED these planes, no small feat either. We have an airplane museum where I live, a bunch of us plein air painters went out there to paint, and I didn't see anyone come up with paintings this good.

Rita Brace Paintings said...

These paintings are a treat to look at. I dont know how you do it.

Ric Allendorf said...

These air museum paintings are breathtaking! Your sensitivity to composition and color are extraordinary.

Jody said...

Love these paintings. One of my favorite movies is "The Best Years of Our Lives" with Myrna Loy, Frederick March, Dana Andrews... 1946; telling the tale of the return of 3 veterans of WWII to their home town. There's a wonderful scene (or two) in an airfield with row after row of retired planes. Your paintings bring me right there.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

WOW! talk about fantastic composition. I love everything about it!