Thursday, February 5, 2009


I am told that to successfully market your art, you must have a "body of work" to show. Makes sense to me, but, I could never find something that I wanted to paint over and over and over and over. I thought. Come to find out, when reviewing my paintings, I have done a predominance of still life compositions. So, I concluded, "I must be a still life painter!" Acting on that assumption, I have had a happy few weeks painting fruit. Or maybe it's just too cold to go outside and paint. Anyway this is the latest one. I wonder how long it will take me to get tired of this! Probably not too long, as I am attending a Gay Faulkenberry workshop this weekend. Enjoy!

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Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I've heard Gay's workshop is fabulous. You'll have a good time - and of course you have a 'body of work'! Just scroll though your blog! Maybe you're too close to it - but others can see it!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Carol, I love how all your paintings seem to glow. Have fun at the workshop!

Unknown said...

Well I never tire of looking at your beautiful stilllifes. I especially love this apple on today's painting.

Dianne said...

Dear Carol,
Your paintings are beautiful! You are a real colourist. Forget the "body of work", just paint what you love and the paintings will appear. You will just get bored repeating yourself.
Perhaps your theme is Colour and how one colours affects another.


thank you for all your kind and encouraging comments on my blog. I am so enjoying your work, beautiful work, and I've found some wonderful artists from your links too. Thanks so much. It means a lot to get the positive feedback. jb

Kami Mendlik said...

Hi Carol,
Great sense of vibrancy in this piece! I really like the way you used the warms against cools, good observation. Nice work! Happy Painting to you today! -Kami

Art with Liz said...

Love your colour Carol. Your work is always so vibrant, but I agree with Dianne, and as long as you love painting still lifes, keep going.

Vikki North said...

Hello Fair Artist who paints such a beautiful and rich still life,

We have been watching you. We are artist also. At least that's what they call us. You may even know us. We'd like to invite you to a member of our very Private Club. We're very selective and only an elite few are welcome on our hallowed grounds. We pick you.

We even have a little 'chit chat' room just for the likes of you. It's rightfully called Dante's Pub. But when your enter BEWARE! You are entering the abyss of the artist mind! You may not find your way out.

You're welcome to watch from afar while drinking your brew or pull up a chair and join us for a little chat. Be sure and register and then log in. After all, this is a very private club. We don't allow just any wanderer in our midst.

Don't dilly dally now! It wont cost you a pence. Check out The Artist Challenge and Dante's Pub- that is if your daring and think yourself worthy to be amongst the souls we've claimed?

Farewell...until we hear from you,
Master Mike and the Pub Wench

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Laurel Daniel said...

I love the way the blue and orange complements enhance each other in this painting... it's very powerful. I especially love the shadow behind that chair!