Saturday, June 06, 2009

Still Life with Spray Bottle

I was looking back at some older watercolors. This is one of my favorites. It is pretty large almost 30" wide. I have always likes my color choices and the design of this one. I am pretty happy with how the spray bottle turned out. This was one of those paintings that I was so happy with I framed it and it pushed me to keep going another six months. It is paintings like these that speak to you that keep you coming back as an artist.
I hope as I explore different mediums and learn more of the basics and train my eye more that I will go through a process I think at first you may see some fairly traditional paintings from me as I learn more classical oil techniques. I will be focusing on making the best paintings I am capable in these styles and desire to push out the other side expressing paintings that are in me just waiting to be painted.
Keep coming back and see how I am doing. I value all of your opinions and would like to know what it is about art that speaks to you whether you are an artist or an art lover.

Keep Makin' Art

PS many thanks to Dave King who shares his knowledge and opinions so freely and honestly. Check out his great blog! I take something away from everyone of his posts. His topics are not always comfortable, but they raise great questions. I consider Dave a fearless blogger. You should all check out his blog Pics and Poems



Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Hello, Saw your posts on Pics and Poems... I am here in Tappan, NY I too appreciate all that Dave offers.

We share a common passion. Pleased to connect.

Cheers for all you do - your photos of flowers are most appealing.


Rose Marie

Carl said...

Hi Rose Marie. Delighted to meet you. Welcome to artisitic balance.


Femin Susan said...

Good painting.... I really enjoyed reading this post. Keep writing..

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Beautiful painting. The colors are amazing.

Carl said...

Kind words all. Thank You!

Janice Thomson said...

You are right - this is really a lovely painting you have every right to be proud of.

Artmaker - Cecilia Price said...

Here you have used my favorite complementary color scheme...
yellow and violet! That scheme always somehow resonates with me!
Love it!

Carl said...

It is a dynamic color pairing. I try to use it a lot.