Thursday, January 15, 2009

SANDY'S TEAPOT, 9X12, OIL, SOLD


This is an 9x12 oil on Masonite that I did this week in a workshop. I paint 80% of the time from photos, and it is always surprising to me how much I enjoy painting from life. I think most of the enjoyment comes from doing things a little different, getting out of the old routine. However, I still stick with photos, not only from their convience, but the extreme color you can find in photos. That little spot where the sun hits a shadow and a spot of color appears that you cannot see in real life. I like to do a little photo shopping, just pump up the contrast and maybe the saturation a little, and then paint from the computer monitor.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting go to my Etsy shop link on the sidebar.

12 comments:

Sheila said...

Love this Carol. I always enjoy studying your work. I especially like the way you rendered the shadows in this piece.

Trevor Lingard said...

Wow Carol
This is a belter.
Very clever interpretation of the objects and light.
I just love the colours in this .
Regards

Ronnie said...

Loving your work, Carol. I could learn a lot from your blog. Nice!
Thanks for stopping by my etsy shop.
Ronnie - in a small town in Georgia

PJ's talking2.... said...

Oh, my gosh, Carol. Your art is wonderful. Love the colors. Gotta see more... ~PJ

PJ's talking2.... said...

Here I go again. It didn't like my last comment, and I swear it was nice.
I love your art. The color is perfect. I've got to see more! I'll be back, again & again. ~PJ

Jelaine Faunce said...

Really good colors in this, Carol!

CONRAD said...

I realy love your work

CONRAD said...

I ALSO LOVE THE COLOR IN THE SHADOWS

Edward B. Gordon said...

fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa Rankin said...

This is luscious work Carol!! The colors...wow!!! The composition is great as well as the brushwork!

Paula Villanova said...

The colors in this are fantastic!

Michelle said...

Wonderful work! I too love to paint from life and wish I would do it more often.

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