Tuesday, August 10, 2010

riding into the light

The reference for this painting was a photograph I took in Audubon Park in New Orleans. She was a pretty casual rider. Flip flops and tube top. Painted this on an 8 x 10" linen canvas.
So many things to celebrate. My son just graduated from Auburn University yesterday! So proud of him. Starting a job in China in January. Great guy with a bright future.
I am also joining a great group of painters on FreshPaintDailyPainters. Have admired the work of many of these artists for a while. Looking forward to learning more about the others. Check out the site. I am so new to it that I have quite a bit to learn. Just glad to be back to painting after a few days absence.
Click on this painting to see it larger.SOLD

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  1. Very nice, Carol. Love the feel of it!

  2. Wonderful feel to this piece Carol...congrats on the new site!

  3. Hi Carol,
    Love this painting. The light and brush work are fabulous. Did you use a palette knife as well?

  4. This piece just sings with joie de vivre. I love it!

  5. Great painting. Love the composition and the light.

  6. I like that very much. Light is so important :-)

  7. I really like your figure works, this one reminds me of cycling through the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. You've stirred a memory, I can feel the sun of my shoulders.

    Congratulations Carol! I've just popped to the site and it looks great. I particularly like Helene Levasseur and Ruth Andre's works - you're in with a good bunch there! Congrats to your son as well...I hope you get to visit him lots in China and explore like crazy! It's a great country for art, esp. contemporary...