Thursday, March 3, 2011

happy

Happy to announce that tomorrow is my one year blogging anniversary. Also happy with the way this painting turned out. Sad to announce that I tried to photograph my painting process while painting this set up and my pictures were pretty poor. It was a good learning experience and I promise I will give it another try soon. Time consuming. A big thank you to all those artists who have taken the time out to make a video of their process. I have a new appreciation for them.
I want to thank two artists who really helped get my blog going. The first is Qiang Huang who has been a major inspiration to me. I was fortunate to take his workshop a year ago and he taught and encouraged us to blog. I met Ann Rogers there and she became an instant friend and helped me with the technical challenges of starting a blog. She has been such a sweet supporter and introduced me to her blogging friends. I said three artists but I just thought of another....Jeff Mahorney. Unfortunately he has been missing in action for a few months now. He has highlighted a couple of my paintings along with many other fine artists on his blogsite art monkey. He is a great artist and Jeff if you are still breathing ,please start posting again. You are an inspiration to me and many others!
And.... a big thank you to those who visit my blog. Your interest and comments mean so much. I feel like your encouragement has helped my growth as a painter over the last year.I truly feel like I have many friends that I have never met.
I may or may not get to post tomorrow. I am headed to Moulton, Alabama to conduct a class in how I paint roosters. They have an annual "chicken and egg festival". I have a good friend who lives there and she signed me on. I picked out one of my rooster paintings and will "try" to lead them through my painting process.
This is painted on an 8 x 10"linen canvas.sold
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26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous palette here, Carol. And the composition is delightful too. I love it!

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  2. Congrats Carol on the blog anniversary! I love your work and as a newer blogger than you, find a lot of inspiration from your work! And we have met in PERSON! Have a safe rooster painting trip and I look forward to another year of your wonderful paintings!

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  3. Great painting, Carol. Congratulations on the anniversary.

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  4. Congratulations on your anniversary! I always love looking at your art. I especially love this one!

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  5. Congrats and gorgeous painting!

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  6. Mes félicitations... C'est toujours avec beaucoup de plaisir et d'admiration que je viens admirer vos oeuvres..
    Une certaine maturité s'installe peu à peu dans chacune d'elle.
    Gros bisous

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  7. You are an inspiration, Carol. It was such a pleasure to meet you at Karin's workshop. I love the idea of a chicken and egg festival!
    Congratulations on your stellar first year!
    Cathy

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  8. I agree Carol. You should be happy with this beautiful piece! Congratulations on your first "Blogging" anniversary. For such a short time, you have made a grand entrance into the world of blogging. I wish you an even more successful 2011!

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  9. Congratulations! Have fun teaching your workshop, your roosters have such attitude!
    Kim

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  10. Happy One Year Anniversary Carol! You are such an inspiration to me. I truly enjoy blog. It has been so great to watch you grow in your art. I'm blessed to have gotten to know you at Karin Jurick's workshop. Keeo up the fabulous work.

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  11. Carol,
    This is wonderful and I have to join the crowd in wishing you a happy blogging anniversary! You are an inspiration and a good friend to us all and I am thankful for the time with everyone at KJ! What a great group:) You can tackle any subject beautifully and your blogs are fun to read! Happy indeed.

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  12. congratulations Carol! This is a fabulous piece, great compostion and so well executed. I am sure everyone will enjoy your rooster workshop you paint them so well. Your blog is always a pleasure to visit and enjoy, here's to many more years of blogging. Cheers!

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  13. Many congratulations on your anniversary Carol!!! It's been great to see your progress over the year. Here's to many more successful and art-filled years to come. Keep up the good work!

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  14. Happy Blog Anniversary, Carol. How sweet of you to mention me in this post. Your artwork has not just taken off since Qiang's class, it has exploded! It's amazing to see how much you have grown and developed in just one year, I can only imagine what the future holds for you in the art field. Happy painting to a dear and talented friend!

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  15. First of all, HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY! I am so happy that I found you blog. It is one where I never want to miss a thing. I look forward to all of the incredible work you'll be doing this year.

    This on is such a beauty! Such a strong, visually stunning composition. Oh, those incredible values! One thing that always strikes me about your work is that it never has that rush-to-post look. Rather, they have the look of paintings that take much longer in time and effort. Just a testament to your amazing skill and talent!

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  16. Wonderful
    work
    thank you for sharing

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  17. Congratulations on your anniversary and a wonderful painting!

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  18. Beautiful painting! Love your palette and the wonderful light cascading through the composition. Happy anniversary!

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  19. great piece! and the rooster painting class sounds fun!!

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  20. First, this painting is awesome! Congrats with the one year blogging. Your hard work shows! Have fun with the rooster demo.

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  21. Congratulations on your one year Blogging Anniversary. Job well done and a great painting to help us all celebrate your special day. Enjoy your rooster workshop.

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  22. This is fabulous, Carol. Such strong contrasts and wonderful stroke quality.

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  23. Even though I've just found your blog, I want to congratulate you for your one year anniversary. It's not easy to keep the blogging going--much less the painting! I'm enjoying your juicy brushwork. Love the color in this piece, and the creative way you've set up your composition. Cheers!

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  24. Belated congratulations from me Carol!!!
    Man, I feel like such a jerk. I just read this post and am very humbled by the kind things you said.
    Yep, I was MIA for quite awhile, but I'm back now and very grateful for the welcome. Thanks again for the things you said and for those messages while I was away. :)

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