Friday, September 14, 2012

Cherry Tomato Goodness


The problem with reds and yellows and oranges, in general, is they are almost always darker than we think they are. Every time I encounter them I make sure to squint extra hard and compare each value with as many others as possible. I am beginning to think getting past our brains and all it's thinking is our biggest and most sustained hurdle in painting! I feel I get slowly better at just about everything else, but my brain is always in my way.


Virginia Floyd said...

i see you set up another "simple" composition, lol. These reds are fabulous against the grays. And I love the shadow of the bowl and tomatoes.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

I really like the visual rhythm in this composition Carol, my eye just keeps moving through the piece, it's like jazz for the eyes. Love it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

well said.
You are in your element with these wonderful color combinations.
Another series of beautiful paintings!

Verónica Guzmán said...

me encanta como trabajas tus pinturas con la espátula,muy buenos.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Not surprisingly, I come back to the one I like the best and it's because of the color harmony. You are so in your element here. Beautiful!!