Thursday, April 16, 2015

Forced to Wait


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This is a scene from San Francisco, right near the big red bridge. These "creatures" were in line for hot dogs. I have a larger picture that I'd love to paint someday, but I haven't figured out the right crop for it yet.

I also wanted to show you a little painting I did the other day of our dog, Lucy (best dog in the world - painting NFS). I've been wanting to paint her for a while, but it's really hard to get a good photo of a fluffy white dog! Especially one who is very needy for attention. Any time I tried to photograph her she would stick her nose right in the camera. For this one she was sitting up on one of those porch swing things, and was afraid to jump off and get closer. She was looking straight at me though, so I snapped my fingers off to the side to get her attention away from me. Not so romantic now that you know the whole story, huh?! : )

8 comments:

Mary Anne Cary said...

Love all of these! Could you tell me the blue you used for this and Tiny Garage? I have been on a quest to find a great blue for sky, with not best results! Thanks!

JanettMarie said...

Clever

Jan Erickson said...

I love the painting of your dog, Lucy. And, you hit the nail on the head telling why you couldn't get great pictures of her. My cat would do the same thing. I got more pictures later in her life when she was older and slowed down a lot. She couldn't have cared less if I was taking her picture or not.

Brande Arno said...

Such a strong piece on so many levels. The stripes on a compositional level, bring the viewers eye to Lucy.

The expert sculptural brushwork keeps the eye on Lucy, and you captured a deep emotional security Lucy has from your love for her.

Sissel said...

Hello Carol!
I would just like to express my gratitude for your book Daily Painting. It is so well written and very inspiring! I got it like 4-5 months ago, and as I started to paint in a small scale, exciting things started to happen on the canvases! I am just a happy amateur, and just on the starting line, but your book is and will be an important and inspiring source for me. Thank you!

Greetings from Sissel, Norway

Fay Terry said...

Two great paintings, Carol. I love the brushwork in the top one especially. Your Lucy painting is one of the freshest and loveliest pet paintings ever.
You continue to inspire me with your work habits and posts!

Pamela Poll said...

I love Lucy : )

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

both wonderful and fresh.
The painting of Lucy is perfect!
Still romantic to me :D