Monday, May 31, 2010

HENS AND CHICKS AND BABYTOES, 12X12 OIL


I find that for my life, succulents are the perfect plants.  This time of the year in Florida we have blazing heat when everything dries up, followed by tropical downpours.  In the winter we may have temperatures below freezing.  We spend a lot of time traveling in the summer, so if I want my patio to look good I have to buy plants that are tough.  These babies seem to fill the bill.  So, this is my little ode to succulents, the amazing plants that come in thousands of shapes and spieces.

17 comments:

Diana Marshall said...

Love the colours you have used, the brushstrokes and composition, simply beautiful.

Susan Roux said...

Carol, I love the colors! Blue and purple together are a favorite, coupled with the your Caribbean green, oh la la... You talk about intense heat, but I sense cool refreshing waters. Must be due to the succulents ability to hold its own water. Very well done!

LindaHunt said...

Love this little painting! The color is so vibrant and the comosition active and interesting.

Kim said...

Beautiful - a kindred spirit to your cabbage paintings. You can see how what we learn in one piece informs the next : )

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Carol,
Very, very nice. You've captured the fullness of the succulent plant.

Pam Holnback said...

Another great piece. Love the colors. Love the highlights on the tops of each leaf (or is it a petal?) Got our tickets for Jersey Boys! Now just have to wait 4 weeks!

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful, Carol! As everyone has said the colors are so nice and the composition is, too. I like the touches of pink and your shapes are right on target.

AK said...

Brilliant as usual. And thanks for the advise. Am finding it difficult but am definitely giving it a try.

Sandy Byers said...

How fun to have found your lovely art! The blues in this piece defy that Florida heat, dont they? You have chosen such beautiful, refreshing colors; very nice.

Kay said...

oh I love hens and chicks and baby toes..I have lots of hens and chicks..great painting

Art with Liz said...

Have been going through your vegetables as I seem to have missed so much again! Always love what you do and these succulents are beautiful - never thought they could look this good!

Liana Yarckin said...

i can't believe this is an oil. i thought it was a watercolor. i love the "transparency" of the colors.

Karen Bruson said...

Very nice. Great cool colors. Love it.

Vern Schwarz said...

Love the way the colours build from dark to light. Great piece.

Marie Theron said...

Excellently painted, Carol! The depth and play of colors in this small painting are impressive!

suzanneberry said...

Amazing colors. your palates are perfect, your paint strokes...i'm repeating myself. perfect!!
and i love the carrots. and i thank you so very much for that incredible comment, i'll treasure it always.

Tim Marsh said...

I love your choice of color in all your work but especially in this piece. Our painting styles are very different however there is something reminiscent or familiar. Your work leaves me wanting more!

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