Monday, March 04, 2013

Dudes Having Coffee


Here's another scene from San Francisco. Whenever I do little paintings like this with people in them, the people often turn into people I know. Isn't that weird? They're strangers in the reference photo, but friends in the painting. Does that happen to anyone else?


Randall said...

Lol, cool dudes drinking coffee. Nice one Carol. "Hey how long do we have to wait here holding our coffee before she finishes painting." "I don't no about you but I've finished mine." "What! No way!" "Yes way..long sippie straw dude!" "Awesome!"


Donna Pierce-Clark said...

..........haha, Randall, cute thoughts about what they are saying!

Carol, I feel life and joy coming back into your work. God bless you! You are a precious individual and splendid artist, whatever you paint, or sculpt, or quit!

Regarding putting familiar faces on paintings of photo references of perfect strangers.....??...if I remember correctly, many artists have done this throughout history. We all look at those familiar faces so much, including our own in the mirror, that i think what's in our memory bank just flows out of the brush onto the canvas.

Art Matters said...

I have a story about the conincidence of selling a painting to the subject of a painting - I discovered the connection a couple of years later.

Art Matters said...

I met up with the subject of a painting a couple of years later - it was a random beach photo of people having lunch at a beach cafe`.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Gosh I don't think I do that! But these are great 'dudes', anyway. Probably because you 'know' your friends' faces.... I'd better not show up in any of your paintings.... :D

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

You know I'm kidding, right? xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Hi Carole,
i had to comment, because yes...the same thing happens to me all the time when i add people in my work. They usually turn into family members for me...funny but perhaps subconsciously we just 'know' their features, stance, gestures that make them uniquely them and that gets translated when we paint.
Lovely painting!

Christine said...

My daughter manages to slip into my paintings all the time. I don't know how she does it, but she seems to be everywhere!