Thursday, January 17, 2013

Red Triumph


sold

This is my very first painting for 2013 (not counting demos at my last workshop)!! I didn't mention it but I hit a wall at the beginning of December. I was out of ideas and completely uninspired. I announced to my family at Christmas that I was going to find a new career. But time passed and I realized I had just gotten seriously burnt out and needed to fill up my well again. My new years resolution is to only paint when I feel like it (I know I've said this before, but I never meant it because it sounded like a spoiled princess thing to say and I was not that). This time I realize I must do it for my own sanity, so I mean it. Really.

By the way, thank you all for your ideas re: monitor callibration. I ended up with the Spyder 4 and it was totally worth it.

17 comments:

liz wiltzen said...

Yay Carol! Only painting when you feel like is AWESOME! Look forward to swapping stories with you around this very soon.

And this is a rockin' little painting!

Liz xo

Dana said...

Carole - Stick with your resolution and paint when you want to paint and only what you want to paint. Life is too short to do anything else! I love your old cars, BTW.

Bruce Bingham said...

I love your cars Carol. Wouldn't it be nice if people payed as much for their paintings as they do for their cars? They certainly last longer:)

janis McCarty said...

I love your car paintings! They always make me happy- especially this one. The beautiful reds agains the neutral grays is magnificent. Where did you find these cars?

Roderik Mayne said...

It"s hard, isn't it. Obviously to get better, we need to paint. But what to paint; it's almost two separate things. We need to paint, but to come up with new ideas to keep us painting can sometimes be difficult.

Jacqueline Brewer said...

This is really great Carol! Sometimes you just need to step back to gain a new perspective and see the bigger picture. Glad you got your mojo back! : )

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

I completely understand and applaud your decision Carol. PS - I believe I've heard that 'all' girls are princesses.

Brenda Ferguson said...

I'd say your resolution...er revelation...IS a triumph! In red.
:o)
Bren

Jana Bouc said...

Which spyder model did you get? I just discovered my xrite i-1 won't work on my new iMac --software too old. The spyder looks like a good choice but there are 3 models.

annette said...

Beautiful Painting Carol...
I have made my living as a creative for many years now and the well must constantly be refilled with a new or it will most certainly run dry.
In my experience the key is to keep exploring the filling process.

A question if I may...how has the Sypder 4 enhanced the visual on your computer screen.

Annette : )

Karin Jurick said...

We live and breathe painting. Sometimes we just have to live and breathe.

Anonymous said...

We love you Carol, take good care of yourself. Why not take a refresher course? Be the student, not the teacher for a change.
Harriet from Holland

David Webb said...

We all get artists' block from time to time, Carol. It's a pain when it happens but, thankfully, it passes.

Best wishes ~ David
PS my brother had a Triumph Herald identical to the one, 2nd right, in your painting. It looked better than it drove!

Debbie Meyer said...

Red Triumph is a triumph! You just do what you need to do..Hope I am lucky to do a workshop with you this year..ooaaahhh.. thank you for your style! B-)

Verónica Guzmán said...

Una pintura muy elegante, me gusta mucho.

Un saludo

Leisa said...

Oh, my! Carol, you did fantastic with this painting. =D It’s no wonder why it got sold immediately. Anyway, I agree with you on that one. You should paint when you feel like it because it’s the emotion that brings the inspiration to what you’d want paint.

Leisa Dreps

jelly andrews said...

I guess you are really born as a painter. Your painting is really superb. And you really paint like a pro.