Friday, January 29, 2010

Ba Da Bings


Another for my show. The thing with cherries is that they are so shiny and reflective. Whenever I paint them there is a point when I think, "this is terrible" then I remember that they don't start to look like cherries until you get to the point where you can paint the reflections and highlights. Then, amazingly, they change from cherry shaped blobs into cherries.
I didn't paint much today, because Fridays my students come. Did I tell you I have 2 students? One comes weekly and the one every other week. My student today did really well, I can see real progress. That's so exciting. When someone in a class or workshop starts to "get it" and you know that you helped them.

7 comments:

Tammy Hext said...

This is gorgeous Carolyn!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Carolyn.
this is one great painting. Those cherries need eating. and the cloth is brilliant. All the best.
Vic.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Carolyn, Love everything about this painting, the cheeries are beautiful and the cloth and folds is a masterpiece!

KathleenRose said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow...

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Gwen Bell said...

You are really on a roll! Love these happy cherries! They look so great on that turq. drape. The glass is sooooo good and your highlights, shadows and reflective highlights on the cherries are superb.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Love all the lavender and blues in fabrics, beautiful backdrop for the cherries. Ooh, I need to add some more interesting fabric backgrounds on my paintings. Good job!