Thursday, July 22, 2010
Strumming in asheville
If you like the texture in this painting it might be because it fell off of the easel on to the concrete when I was trying to photograph it. A few ants and crepe myrtle blossoms add to the total effect. This was a request from my son who has just graduated from college and is now working in New Orleans. He liked the musician I painted earlier and asked if I would paint it for him on a very large canvas. This is painted on a 24 X 36" gallery wrap. Out of my comfort zone. Oh, did I mention that he just made the request two days ago because we are going to visit him this weekend? Sure Clint. You know he has to be a great kid if I did it.
I really think he has ulterior motives. I sign my paintings c. carmichael. He is planning on using these paintings as a chick magnet. Girls love those artsy types. My brother is a very nice painter and used to give girls he was dating paintings he had done. It never failed that as soon as he would give them a picture they would break up. Except for his final girlfriend/wonderful wife Amy.
I will post again in a few days if I don't melt in Nawlins.
Posted by carol morgan carmichael at 11:10 AM
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Love all the textures here - are you using a palette knife? And the background is like a work of art in itself, reminds me of Sean Scully's work. (British abstract painter based in US)ReplyDelete
Thank you Laurie. I did mostly use a palette knife. Kind of new for me but I like it!ReplyDelete
What a great painting for Clint's Nawlin's apartment. The larger size didn't seem to hamper you one bit. Have a wonderful visit with your son and that special city.ReplyDelete
Wonderfully done, Carol, and I love the story too.ReplyDelete
What a lucky son you have! I love his artistic eye (and ulterior motives)! This is fabulous, Carol!ReplyDelete
Great piece for a lucky son.ReplyDelete
Your work is beautiful,i love every brush stroke.
LOL!!! I meant brushtrokes...i almost got a stroke..ReplyDelete
That's funny! I LOVE the texture - truiy a happy accident.ReplyDelete
Also love the composition and your color choices. great work!
Your son must be thrilled!ReplyDelete
Love the story, love the painting, Carol. Working outside of your comfort zone didn't seem to harm things a bit! Nicely done!ReplyDelete