Tuesday, January 11, 2011

junaluska swans

 
I took several photos of these swans at my parent's home on Lake Junaluska. Swans are so calming. I painted this on a 16 x 20" gallery wrap canvas. Intentionally left it graphic. Trying to use as few strokes as I could on the swans. Think I like the outcome.
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25 comments:

  1. Love the swans! I like the graphic look and you carried it out just beautifully!

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  2. These swans are beautiful Carol.I loved your brush strokes in this.I took a look at your previous works too and must say you have a wonderful blog.Congrats!

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  3. Wow- love those brushstrokes. I like the shadowing on the necks...The tall one looks like she is looking for a party! Wonderful background color.

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  4. Well done, Carol! They are beautiful!

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  5. I love your two geese. The colour, composition and how and where their heads are turned is FANTASTIC!!! Great job
    Regards Robin

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  6. That is beautiful! The light is stunning and I LOVE the look of your brushstrokes. :)

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  7. Love the brushstrokes!! Great light and shadow!

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  8. Your Swans are stiking. Great execution!
    ps I am jealous of your roomy studio space!

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  9. I love the brushwork in the swans and the colors are amazing! Lee

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  10. J'aime leur allure, cette manière qu'ont les cygnes de vous regarder lorsqu'ils se sentent observer... Très belle lumière accompagnée d'un choix judicieux de couleurs.
    Le "popotin" de la première à gauche tout en rondeur est très bien peint...
    Bisous

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  11. I love the crisp lines to the swans; seems they are limned by the light. I also love the brush strokes, Carol. My my but you are good!! And those shallots have my mind thinking of grilled onions...sweet and caramelized. I must be hungry or something! LOLOL

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  12. Wow! Such confidence in your brushwork here, Carol. Beautifully done. Those swans have such character!

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  13. I was surprised to see how large the painting was after looking how you painted the swans. I am much impressed. I would like to see it in real life. Our studio is on the river. A couple of weeks ago I saw 5 swans. I kinda felt sorry for the odd one. He was hangin out by himself.

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  14. This is outstanding, Carol. Beautiful brushstrokes -- just overall striking!

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  15. Bold brushwork and FABULOUS notan!! ! Awesome

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  16. Carol, this is another WOW painting, a new personal favorite!

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  17. Love your intentional few brushstrokes - just right!

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