Monday, January 23, 2012

morning break

I did this painting in response to Dana Cooper's challenge on Daily Paintworks. Dana is a very talented artist who is as kind as she is talented. Click on the highlighted words to see Dana's work and the daily painting challenge.
I took this photo in Rome, Italy. I traveled there this Fall and have only painted a few paintings from my photos. I took close to one thousand. I have decided to challenge myself to paint twenty paintings from the trip and I will tell you a little about my experience. This painting looks a little too peaceful to be Rome. I think right after I took this picture a motorcycle hopped the curb and ran over him.
We were only in Rome for two nights and one full day but got to see several of the must sees such as the Vatican (at night!) , the colosseum (during day!) , Trevi fountain, the Spanish steps, ancient Rome, and Michaelangelo's statue of Moses at Saint Peter in Chains church. I have always loved Carivaggio and we got to see some of his work as well. sold
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19 comments:

  1. Fabulous. Love everything about it.

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  2. I love this piece Carol and the accompanying story. Your trip sounds wonderful, can't wait to see more paintings from it!

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  3. Love this painting. I had a chance to visit Italy few years ago, a your picture reminds me of my trip, it looks so authentic.

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  4. Fabulous warmth! This is an excellent painting!

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  5. Rome is my favorite place in the world!! I have travel envy! Great painting, and I look forward to seeing the other 19.

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  6. Une peinture superbe et si sereine... J'aime cette belle lumière que vous avez capturée.
    L'Italie nous offre des spectacles magnifiques... Je suis certaine que vous en gardez un merveilleux souvenir.
    Je vous fais de gros bisous.

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  7. A wonderful painting and sounds like you had a great trip to Italy. We just had a great Caravagio exhibit here. Enjoyed his work and that of the artists he influenced.

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  8. Excellent painting Carol! I love the diagonal lines and the strong shadows. Very strong piece.

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  9. Wow, Carol! This is just fabulous! Love the palette, the way you've handled the light, and the compositional elements are spot on perfection!

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  10. Home run! Sometimes a painting just comes together and is fabulous. This is one of those. The darks of the shadows and the chairs are a perfect compliment to the light hitting the figure. Wonderful!

    And your story about the motorcycle is too funny!

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  11. Stunning! Before I even read the post, I thought this had an international flair! Love all the colors and brushwork! You can paint some figuratives- look forward to seeing more!

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  12. One of my personal favorites among your many stunning paintings. Memories of Rome and the motorcycles with their Mario Andretti drivers! Now can't wit to see more from your trip!

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  13. So beautiful, Carol! Love the color and light . . . your dynamic brushstrokes . . . everything! It just totally comes together. Perfect! I really like your blue cows, too, and your wonderful non-literalness.

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  14. Another fabulous and wonderful piece!

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  15. Love your painting and the story along with it. I look forward to reading and learning more of your adventures, and of course, seeing your stunning interpretations.

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  16. It's beautiful, I love your brushwork!

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  17. I love your paintings! I love your posts!
    Delightful!

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  18. Very European. Shoulder wrapped sweater, crossed legs,

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  19. Looking forward to seeing more in this series, Carol! I love how the light falls and interacts with your dynamic brushwork, so well done!

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