Carol Carter

27 October 2009

ITALY--- Acyrlics Taking Shape

I continue to chisel away one the LITTLE ITALY series.... It's more of a challenge than it should be... mostly because of the time-crunch.

I have little time to paint... with teaching twice a week... who KNEW?

Anyway, I have bolstered up 5-6 paintings.. and will continue more tomorrow.

Here is a sampling.... you can see where the show is going... and how the palette for the exhibition is progressing.

There is a lot of RED OXIDE and NAPLES YELLOW. I also like the combo of THALO GREEN with RED CRIMSON. The lighter greys are BALTIC GREEN, with LIGHT BLUE VIOLET.

I am trying to stay away from too much definition [realism]. and leave a little for mystery and nuance.

None of these paintings are done... but they are mostly done..and give me a direction.

After I begin the other pieces for the show... I frequently return to earlier works to clean up and finish. This allows me a dispassionate clarity... as I am no longer attached.

Italy 7, 8, 9, and 10

acrylic on Ampersand gessobord
12"h x 12" w


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Christiane Kingsley said...

I really like all of these paintings. In each one, you have used such a beautiful sky palette. This is going to be a great show.

Unknown said...

Oooooooh... the effects you've created are beautiful and striking! Can't wait to see the finished work.

RH Carpenter said...

I am liking where all of these are going and know they will be gorgeous when you put the final touches on. Also, glad you are teaching and am envious of anyone in your classes!!! St. Louis is too far to go for me :(

Carol Carter said...

christiane... you are so kind! i work hard on the skies to make them diaphanous.... thank you for your comments!

kathy.... i will keep you posted on finished paintings..thank you always... for checking in...

rhonda.. i wish you were in the class too! it's a great one.. and we are making good paintings... boo.. for living so far away.! hope your watercolor is going well...