Wednesday, January 26, 2011

joy

 
Joy is the name of this painting and the way I feel to be finished with it. Two pretty full days. Think I am happy with it now. The little girl in the middle caused me to gain two pounds yesterday. I could not get her right and snacks always give you a fresh perspective on things. I know I could have spent those break times cleaning or something but eating seemed like a better idea.
As I said in one of my earlier posts, these little girls were lining up for swim time. I loved the body language. The girl in the back looks apprehensive with her hunched shoulders and swim ring in position. The big smile on the girl in the front. I still remember the way I felt before going swimming when I was young. Not much better.
Going for a well deserved walk now.
This is painted on a 24 x 36" gallery wrap canvas.
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18 comments:

  1. such a wonderful painting and subject Carol!

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  2. This turned out so well, Carol, with wonderful expressions of anticipation. Fun, but tiring for you, as I can well imagine.

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  3. Très jolies attitudes... Elles sont belles ces fillettes et on sent ce bonheur innocent d'être seulement entre copines... On retient ses propres craintes, on joue les fières... Une véritable complicité. Très joli trio...
    Une autre très belle peinture ma chère Carole...
    Gros bisous

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  4. This painting says so much! I love the expressions on the little girls. Great job on the skin tones and the hair. Love it!

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  5. Love this and so good! Wonderful skin tones and the girls faces are beautiful! Such a huge accomplishment- you deserve more than a big walk- hmmmm, glass of wine and dinner OUT!

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  6. I love this Carol, and the girl in the middle the most. You have beautifully expressed a simple joy of childhood.

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  7. Oh Carol....what a magnificent painting...you captured all three just so....I keep going from one to the other....the moment so real. Well done! I would love to see this one in person.

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  8. YOU DID IT! Yay! And spectacularly so!
    Congratulations on your perseverance Carol, and another beautiful piece.
    Brenda

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  9. I enjoyed seeing this in progress. Nothing like capturing a moment in time that can just flood my heart and mind with so many childhood summers.
    I have been eating a lot lately when escaping my painting frustrations. A walk around the block would be a lot better.
    Glad you're done with such a fine painting. A few pounds were worth it.

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  10. Congratulations Carol - well worth your effort! Enchanting!!

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  11. This painting turned out beautifully Carol. I loved the comment about the snacks. That's hilarious and so true! Congratulations on being accepted to Daily Painters Originals, you're a real stand out. I've been admiring your work for quite a while and have to say that your paint handling really inspires me. Cheers!

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  12. What a fabulous capture of their expressions and body language! Really gorgeous, Carol!

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  13. Thank you all for your nice comments and support. So great to hear.

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  14. This is sooo precious. I love it, and yes, snacks are always the best route.

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  15. Love it Carol!! You did such a great job with their expressions! I would love to see this in person. Hope you bring it to the Harding art show, if you have not already sold it. :) Hope you enjoyed your walk-you deserved it.

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  16. Wonderful to click on your image to make it large and see all the variety in the skin tones! The expressions are so delightful, capture a real moment in time. I admire your willingness to challenge yourself by working so large. I can't wait to do it myself but I am so not ready, but then, who knows, even when one feels ready, it's still about searching and challenging oneself . . .

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  17. Love love LOVE this one, Carol! Fabulous job on the skin tones and their little bodies are so full of energy and joy.

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  18. Oh my gosh Carol this is fabulous. You did such an awesome job and got their body language perfectly. A big painting, you go girl. Awesome skin tones.

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