2010’s First Painting

My plein air painting at its best is an extreme sport, a  walk on the wild side – catching a moment, immediate, somewhat raw and high energy. No taking the work home to “fix” it;  if it doesn’t suit me it is gone.

And then comes winter. A studio painting will continue over days, and the challenge involves balancing freshness and spontaneity with layered depth and detail.

Lavender and Roses is an 18 inch square oil painting.

6 Responses to “2010’s First Painting”


  1. 1 doggonedmysteries January 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    That sure is pretty. I do wish you’d run out of wall space…hehehe!

  2. 3 Marcia Rodiek Soellner January 5, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Your painting is exquisite Carol, you are so talented, how wonderful to give such beauty to the world! Marcia 🙂

  3. 4 carolsartblog January 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks so much – I think I’ll have to frame this one.

  4. 5 Eva Clements January 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    This is a lovely serene painting!

  5. 6 carolsartblog January 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks Eva – come visit next time you’re up here and see the real painting!


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