Monday, October 24, 2011

Faith Surprised


Above is my interpretation of Faith Te, one of our Daily Paintworks featured artists. And below are pictures of my kids in Jacksonville this last week. It was a good group, kind of quiet actually. I told them they could chat during the demos but they insisted on watching ... of all things!



Below are my demos from class (all sold). I thoroughly enjoyed doing still lifes again and am looking forward to  doing more once I get set up. I am having to replace everything in my studio and have made some interesting discoveries so far, which I will be sharing shortly.


And below are all my kids from Jacksonville. Someone always asks after I post these pictures - why not more guys? Honestly, I don't know. Maybe they are afraid of me? Don wasn't (orange shirt, below).


I've had several inquiries about purchasing this painting, so I decided to go ahead and auction this one.


21 comments:

Nora MacPhail said...

Another awesome interesting portrait!
p.s.
Your visit my DPW gallery widget on your blog isn't sending me to your gallery page... hasn't worked for about a week.
Happy Painting,
Nora

JanettMarie said...

Very nice looking group of painters you had last week.
Gotta love the fact that the crazy face paintings are already in demand! Way to go!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

What a wonderful surprise, to see Faith, who I know from Daily Painters Originals, with a silly face, big as life, tonight! And your demo's look great - really color popping and exciting. Follow your heart, girl, it will never steer you wrong! Breathe. You rock!

silentwitness said...

Looks like a great group in Jax! Your demo pieces are stunning and so is today's "surprise." It boggles my mind how you are able to juggle the travel, the "organizing" each workshop, living in a new state, dealing with insurance aftermath, and getting settled, and you can still paint circles around the rest of us! Please let us know an address or PO box if you wish to recieve some still life fodder!!!!

Sonya Johnson said...

I saw the thumbnail of this painting on my blogroll list and it made me smile - Faith must be tickled pink to have such a delightful painting of herself!

This is a really wonderful series you've embarked on, and I hope you carry on with it for...well, as long as you want, but I can't see ever getting sick of these funny faces :).

It's really hard to believe you haven't been painting portraits for years, but it just goes to show that skill and experience transcends subject matter.

Rock on, and I can see a Blurb book of these faces once you've decided to move on to something new.

Pragya Tiwari said...

This is beautifully painted! I absolutely love her eyes..I enjoy painting portraits and you are such an inspiration:)

martinealison said...

Une belle balade à travers votre blog... gros bisous

Fay Terry said...

Great post, Carol- I always love reading about your workshops and seeing the demos you did!

Virginia Floyd said...

This is a great portrait, Carol! Wonderful planes to her face. And what beautiful lips!

Jaime Howard said...

Hi Carol,
I'm new to your blog and discovered that you'd be here in Jacksonville only after your workshop was full - I'd love to paint with you next time!

Jaime Howard
jaimehowardart.com

Sue Furrow said...

Wow, Your portraits are fab already. You learn fast. And I think you should sell some.

Kathy Cousart said...

Love the surprised Faith painting. I am looking at that gorgeous brushwork. The eyes- eyebrows- lips, Oh My! Loving seeing what you are doing with this series. Having fun for sure- Keep it up friend!
I bet the Florida workshop was a blast- I knew several folks in it and would have loved to have been there! You were back in my time zone:)
Wonderful post and hope you get some much needed rest soon!

Nancy Laliberte said...

WOW! Love it! You never fail to inspire, Carol, both professionally and personally. THANK YOU!

patti vincent said...

I guarentee people are going to want to buy this funny portrait too. It is fabulous. Love those lips! You are amazing.

Euphemia Wesley said...

Your work is just so beautiful. The demo still lifes are so appealing, as always and I particularly like the last 2 faces. What a fun way to build your skill painting faces!

Karin Lynn said...

What character....and what talent you have.....WONDERFUL!!

Karen Boe said...

I've had the same question about the menfolk. What's up with that? Don, you are the man! ;)

Carol - I'm happy to see you're getting your groove back. Looking forward to an update on the other blog!

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Hillarious! Love these faces!

Mitzi Easley said...

I miss your still lives but please, oh please do not stop with the faces!! And Please give me first dibs on a portrait workshop in Central Texas!! We miss and adore you!! M

Michael Lange Ocala said...

i love how you manage to capture personality without the need to get all realistic-obsessed, which is what I struggle with.

Daphne S said...

Love your funny face paintings - especially this one!