Monday, February 28, 2011

Delve Into Chaos - SOLD

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I am in Cypress Mill, TX this week, teaching a 5-day workshop. It probably seems like I'm doing this a lot lately, and that's because I am. Through a scheduling glitch (my bad) I overbooked myself this month. Wine helps me through. : )
Thanks to all of you who weighed in on the "still" life painting I posted a couple days ago. It was very interesting hearing all the opinions. Today I am posting an attempt at folds that I think is my best ever. Ok, so I didn't notice until afterwards that the apples were right SMACK in the middle - I still think think the folds are killer.

17 comments:

Fay Terry said...

I agree-the folds are really good.

David Westerfield said...

You're right, the folds are good! They have enough interest to distract from the placement of apples.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

ABSOLUTELY killer! And you need to know the rules to break them 'correctly'.. it looks great :)

Stay healthy and sane doing the 2 this month!

Denise Rose said...

The folds are killer, wine certainly DOES help, and I love the apples smack dab in the middle! Sometimes rules are made to be broken!

Gloria said...

beautifully done. I think folds are soooo hard!

Gloria said...

Hi carol, I think the reason the turquoise bottle painting is so quiet is because you usually have a lot of brushstrokes going every which way in the background and this is smoother looking and all one color basically. Good reason for us(your blog followers) to try the every stroke a different color, since I knowIi am often a one color person and a smoother for too much in one area of my paintings. I want to be an exciting painter like you are! :)

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

What? Are you kidding? You put the apples in the middle 'on purpose' right... The folds are outstanding.

cissy said...

You are right the folds just reach out and grab you! So who cares if the apples are in the middle.

Lisa Daria said...

The folds are perfect - you make it look so easy! I don't care that the apples are smack in the middle - the way they are leaning away from one another moves the eye.
Love it!

John Farnsworth said...

Yes, I like the folds, too. But I really like the apple green with the shades of violet. Also like the strength inherent in a SMACK in the middle composition. Probably over-use it, myself.

Kristen Dukat said...

LOL, I don't know about you but I see a face in this one! I do love the folds as well!

Rita said...

See, that's the genius of it -- that you DON'T notice that the apples are right smack in the middle! This is the kind of compositional daring that I love! It also could be seen as a 2-object composition, which is also unconventional. (But really, it's 3 objects: 2 apples and a cloth...)

DagEnDauw said...

I think the composition is great the way it is, despite "all rules" :-)
It 's an exciting painting
and I really love your colors.
You 're inspiring.

Cyn. said...

Carol, I'm a long time follower of your work. Each piece is truly amazing. I wish I could be at your workshops. Love your and techique. Fantastic work!!!:)

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Wonderfully done! Who cares if the apples are in the middle. I love breaking the rules!!! LOL!

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

I love the folds, it looks great!

Susan Sorensen said...

The apples do not appear to be centered due to the good composition. Do not mention it again and no one will know.