Carol Carter

21 October 2008

put yourself in your paintings- acrylic

this portrait is a new approach [for me] to acrylic painting. i'm doing more ground work.... preliminary stuff -- BEFORE i even begin painting. also.. i tried putting in a warmer ground-- the cadmium orange and yellow light -- underneath the total painting ....makes the image warmer and adds richness and glow.

i like the composition and the energized brushwork in the background. i'll try this again in a different palette. i'd like to bring out the eyeglasses more prominently.

Makin' Mischief
acrylic
18" H x 20" W
2008
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5 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

I really like the under tones of warmth and the subtly of the painting. You're amazing!

Carol Carter said...

thanks sandy.. it's always fun to hear your enthusiasum! i check out your blog too...

i have a place to stay in italy next summer.. so i will be in touch! sending warmth....

RHCarpenter said...

The touches of warms throughout really make this one visually entertaining and interesting, Carol. I'd like to see a bit of warmer tones in the model - but I like the sunglasses just like they are :) Hey, we're all critics, eh? Whatever you do, I love seeing it come together from start to finish.

David Burge said...

Awesome palette choice.
Dynamic and engaging.
Great painting!

Carol Carter said...

thanks rhonda.. again... i am rethinking the warmer tones in the figure -- i will visit your blog tomorrow.. ;-))

and david.. it's always a pleasure to hear from you! i've been to your blog and your new work is smashing...