Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mirror, Mirror


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I am here in Toronto, halfway through a fabulous workshop being held right in the middle of all the big city hub-bub. All my previous Canadian experiences couldn't have prepared me for this! I have already been dressed up and bustled off to a gypsy masquerade party (complete with real Gypsy juice - don't ask), whisked through the Art Gallery of Ontario to see the Group of 7, served bananas wrapped in leaves and topped with bean ice cream for dessert, and made to put up with 18 giggling smartists (I call them this because they are taking full advantage of my gullibility)!! I'll give my full report after. Meanwhile, here are a few more apples I painted before I left home.

22 comments:

John Larriva said...

Ooh, this is lovely. I dig that spot-on reflection.

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Whoa, love this one! And smartist, that is a new word but, having been in the room, I would have to agree it is apropos :)

piadesign said...

Carol, the bowl is perfect, I can feel how cold the metal is-and also love your polka dot fabric-which I'm sure you painted, as well! Watch out for those Canadians! They're a tricky bunch! Xo Pia

Piyali Mazumdar said...

Carol,
I follow your posts everyday but when today's arrived early I screamed. Know why? Because we were thinking of the exact same thing at almost the same time. Check out my blog title from a couple hours back:
http://artbypiyali.blogspot.com/2012/08/34-mirror-mirror.html

Sarah Sedwick Studio said...

I die for the color combinations in this one! Glad you're having a blast in Toronto. - Sarah

Kathy Cousart said...

Amazing that this one just looks huge to me...guess the depth of the bowl and the reflections are tricking my eye. Masterfully done. And I am so glad you are having a well deserved blast with the "smartists"...good for everyone concerned! Take care and travel safe, XO!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Hehe I know what goes on at those workshops and it's not just painting ;)
Sounds like fabulous fun!
Um- this is slammin'
Color - edges and that bowl jumps right off the page!
WHAT!!

Nora MacPhail said...

Yippee! Super glad to hear that you are having fun here in Toronto!
Happy Workshoping!

Karen Werner said...

Wow!!! Love those rich darks!

adebanji said...

SMASHINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love it!!!

adebanji said...

Smashingly wonderful! Love it!

Mari Jose Molina said...

Hi Carol, lovely painting.. the reflection is perfect! good job!!

Chunbum Park said...

This one is particularly good.

Bruce Bingham said...

The colors, reflection and brush work in the bowl are absolutely georgeous! A thrill to view!

Connie Nobbe said...

This painting is amazing, and as previously stated, it looks like it would be bigger than 6x6. I love it and I want it!!

Darla McDowell said...

I love EVERYTHING about this painting, Carol. Thanks so much for the daily inspiration! :)

Kathleen Menzies said...

So, you're in Canada eh? I'm down here in Montreal wishing I was in your class. Maybe next year! This is a powerful and gorgeous painting! Hard to believe that you can get this kind of luscious stroke on such a small scale! You are a true virtuoso!

Hammi said...

Wonderful!

Elizabeth Blaylock said...

Wonderful wonderful painting Carol!!

Steinunn Einarsdottir said...

Great to hear what fun you are having, keep on living Carol!

Juan Jose Pedro G. said...

Saludos Carol es una preciosidad128

Julia Hudson said...

Its such a great post!The color combination is perfect and used diligently.
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