Saturday, June 20, 2015

Roses, Light and Shade


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Pre-posted while I'm on vacation. I won't be able to ship anything (paintings or books) until I get home (at the latest) July 8th. My apologies!

Recently I visited some galleries in Portland with the idea that maybe, just maybe, I might like to seek representation again at some point and sell some larger paintings. I found a couple that might work, but they were both huge! With giant walls! And also sell a lot of contemporary work. So I had this vision of giant roses on giant canvases, with unfinished edges. And came home and painted a small one for practice. And loved it! So if I can figure out how to store some large panels or canvases in my studio/house (which is a huge task!), then maybe it can happen. We'll see.

8 comments:

Rita Kirkman said...

Gorgeous!! Go for it Carol!

ourthreesons said...

I love it! I just happen to be working on a rose painting myself and am rather frustrated with it. I think I am worrying about the small details too much or something. Your painting helps me look at mine with some fresh eyes.

ourthreesons said...

I love it! I just happen to be working on a rose painting myself, but am rather frustrated with it. Your painting helps me look at it in a new light. Thanks!

artybecca said...

ooh, love it. It would be interesting painted super large.

Judy Baker said...

You should name this one Inner Light. The light is SO amazing!!!

Emily Wolfe said...

I love your unfinished edges! I remember loving the technique on a previous painting of yours, ("Oatis" http://carolmarine.blogspot.com/2013/02/oatis.html)
Beautiful, inspiring work!

Angelique said...

LOVE the colors and light in this! You have a knack for roses :)

Annika Feiteira said...

Carol, I've been following your blog for a few months now and I just want to say that I really enjoy your paintings, especially your flowers and landscapes. This one has to be one of my favorites. I've made several attempts at painting roses because they are so beautiful. But they are so difficult to paint! Your rose paintings give me courage that I can try and try again until it works!