Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Old Painting Revisited

10" x 10"

(what this painting could look like framed)

First off -- thank you to all who sent me well-wishes while the power was out.  :)  So much like living like a pioneer.  Good grief!  It feels so good to be clean -- like really clean -- again.  

I have been somewhat productive -- working on a few commissions while finishing this little ditty.  Quite a few months back I began a large 24" x 24" painting (I called it "Big Tomatoes") and had posted a couple "in the process" pics and blogged about my progress.  Well I hit a wall with it.  I just felt like I got too opaque and wasn't quite sure how to proceed.  And the illustration board I was working on was frustrating me.  So the painting is still sitting in my studio somewhere -- I'll probably go back to it sometime, but for now I'm uninspired.  That being said, I was never uninspired with the subject.  Always game to "give it another shot" I tried it again, smaller, at 10" x 10" to see if I could improve any.  I think I made some definite strides in the right direction.  Although there always seems to be steps that I wish I could go back and "undo," overall I'm pleased.  And then when you put that "virtual frame" on it -- well, who can go wrong?  It's such a fun final touch.  :)  

Have a great week . . . I hope to be posting a few more times this week -- have a lot of irons in the fire.


  1. This is so vibrant...what a stunning piece!! Trust me,,,it looks good framed or unframed...but oooo there is just something about getting those watercolors all framed up isn´t there. oh yeah,,,pioneer living. Been there, done that,,,I will take civilization any day.

  2. LOVE this one Kara. The colors are just stunning!! :)

  3. Welcome back Kara, you have been missed, and thanks for all the comments, wow, you were busy.
    Love this one, thought it was the big one first, but that is the fun thing about posts on Internet, you loose the sense of size.
    Great colors and compositions.

    Keep on painting.

  4. Beautiful painting, Kara. Glad your lights are back on.

  5. Thank you so much Cynthia, Crystal, Roger and Don for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it. :)

  6. Very nice painting--I love the vibrant colors, the use of the colander with all the light coming thru the holes. Your watercolors are very delicate, lovely.

  7. What a fabulous painting. Using the blues for the shadow really makes the light outstanding! Wonderful colors and lights on the tomatoes, too!

  8. Thank you Stephanie and Virginia. I'm glad you like this painting. :)


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