Carol Carter

04 December 2008

Work in Progress- watercolor and acrylic


So.. i haven't added much to the blog lately... and that's because i haven't been excited about what's going on in the studio! but.. here's some new work... two swamp paintings...both unfinished... but both are promising.
the image is the same.... a view of reflection from the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary outside Naples, FL. i like the simplicity of the reflection... but working with the different mediums will change the final results enormously.

the approaches to each mediums are vastly different... and i won't go into that here. but... suffice it to say.. the watercolor has the reflection yet to be added.. .[probably Prussian Blue with French Ultramarine]... darkest values in the front... grading to lighter values towards the edge.
the acrylic, well.. there is so much layering yet to happen... glazes... marks, values, edges.. etc. i am also going to add the reeds themselves.. in lime green at the top. anyway, the development of these paintings can be tracked here...

also.. i added more value and detail to the pescados. i like the piece.. and am forcing the eye... more and more to the center image... the red gaping mouth of the fish. it's better to do finishing touches.. much later in a paintings journey... you are clearer and with more perspective.. less attached..


Corkscrew Swamp
watercolor
25" H x 60" w
2008

Corkscrew Swamp
acrylic/paper
25" H x 60" W
2008

Pescados
watercolor
22" H x 30" W
2008
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3 comments:

Leslie said...

Fabulous-I love the fish and I must say again how very talented you are. Wishing you all the best at your opening tomorrow night-wish I could come and meet you!

Thanks for sending me the invite-I really appreciate the thought.

Blessings,
Leslie

RHCarpenter said...

I think your roadtrip and your upcoming show (GOOD LUCK!!!) is a good excuse for not putting new work on the blog - and then we get these beauties for being patient :) Love love love the start of the watercolor because, honestly, that blue just soothes me and makes me smile. But that acrylic acidic green is very cool, too, and love the fish also. There is very little that you do that I am not amazed at and glad that you are doing :)

Suzanne McDermott said...

Your work is great! I'm so glad to have found your site. Looking forward to browsing your previous work and what's to come.