Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fun Times


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I wanted another go at these apples and the plate. And yes, the fork too. Which reminds me of an email I got a while ago from a "fan" asking me if I had to include silverware in every painting, and daring me not to. Isn't it funny how those kinds of comments just eat away at us. I have to admit, I feel like apologizing every time I stick that fork in there. Well, it's time to stop apologizing! I like forks (and spoons and knives). They are such perfect compositional elements, to be added wherever needed. Do you have something similar eating at you? Join me in tossing out the apologies!

18 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Oh boy - that would frost me. I could understand if you put a broom with the fruit - something which didn't belong but the forks and spoons you use are compatable and enhance the always perfect design quality of your work.
I have to wonder if the person would also complain that a landscape artist always placed a tree in their work!
Sheesh!

Brenda Behr said...

Fork it!

Sue Harrell said...

That's funny - I particularly like the silverware in your paintings! In fact - I particularly like all your paintings!

Julie Mai said...

apologize? for what?

Bruce Bingham said...

I LOVE the fork I have in my painting I bought from you. It's my favorite part! Do you realize how funny you are? Fork comment 'eating' at you. HHAHAHHAAAA

Daroo said...

Sometimes you just gotta say, "What the Fork?!!"

I love this painting -- the golds against the blues, the drawing, composition and energy of the brushstrokes -- Wow.

Karen P. said...

I happen to love those tines! And sometimes you just have to sharpen your knife skills. And we all know a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down!

Karen P. said...

I happen to love those tines too! As for the knife, sometimes it needs to be sharpened. And everyone knows a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine goes down.

I need orange said...

What I take pics of is about me, not about anyone else. If someone thinks I take pics of too many forks, or knives, or flowers, or leaves, or whatever, they need not look! Sheesh!



Patti Vincent said...

Fork em! The rest of us love your forks, spoon, and knives. Not to mention these lovely apples and overlapping papers. Remember, there is one in every bunch.

Mitzi Easley said...

Seriously? Who has time to think up and write those emails??

Jessica said...

I just love these yellow glass plates you're painting. Beautifully done.

Barbara Pask said...

I agree, it is your painting and your vision.

Jeanette Jobson said...

The comment reminds me of "feedback" I received for a charcoal drawing from a juried show. Yeah I asked for feedback, but expected it to be constructive.

The jist was, I could draw beautifully, great composition, but there should be colour. ie they were seeing what THEY would have created, not what was presented to them.

The same with the fork/no fork comment you received. Tell them to put a fork in it! You can never please everyone, only do what you do because you do it beautifully.

Anonymous said...

As long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, there will be artists with forks in their paintings and critics with nothing better to do than point out the forks in the paintings. To them (the critics), I say, bah humbug.

Lisa Daria said...

Hi Carol! I think your use and placement of all things, like utensils, papers - what have you- are successful for many reasons. I wanted to add that I think of those types of feelings generated from such emails as 'seed planting' feelings - they make me stop and look at things through someone else's eyes - sometimes I change things (kind of like trying it on for size) - someone asked me in a crit once, "If you could dye your hair pink, would you?" I love this, it helps me filter!

Dave said...

Amazing painting. The sharp lines and angles give an incredible 3D effect.

Rae Weber said...

It's your garden and the weed was sown by someone else! Your paintings are stunning and inspire! It only I could attend one of your workshops but I live ten thousand miles away!