Sunday, November 27, 2011

GOING FORWARD

PEAR AND CUP watercolor and acrylic about 5x5"

TWO PEARS watercolor and acrylic about 5x5"

The above 2 paintings were originally one wide painting.  I painted the pears and the cup about a year ago and pulled it out of my drawer last week,  finished  it, then cut it in half. The background is done with acrylic and a hand carved  linoleum block. I put clear contact paper over the painting and cut the background off with a razor blade (carefully) and painted and stamped .  This is a technique I learned from Anne Bagby.  I also decorated a bunch of paper to use in collage or handmade books.


Either nobody came here in the last couple of weeks or if they did the didn't want my little gouache painting.... not one comment or email.  I even gave an extra week for the offer of a gift of the little painting.   I realize I don't get many people coming here, and I haven't been conversing much on other blogs lately, but still, its kind of embarrassing.  I thought about offering it again, maybe putting the offer in the title, or maybe offering another painting,  or even lie and say I had lots of emails and gave to so and so and go burn the painting, or maybe delete the whole post.  I think I'll just go forward and forget the whole incident.  No one will probably read this anyway so its forgotten.

Well, going forward.  I've been setting up a website, finally.  Maybe when I get that done, I'll stop putting anything here on this blog and go back to just the watercolor postcard one. 




9 comments:

jyothisethu said...

the pear and cup is beautiful because of the contrast of watercolor and acrylic. the gold against the blue is doing a great deal towards attracting interest. don't go anywhere abandoning this blog...

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Carole,
Sorry you didn't get response to you give-away; I usually visit your watercolor blog. I am giving away some watercolor ACEO's on my blog and only get a handful of bloggers leaving messages and trying to win the painting. I checked out that post of yours and don't think it was clear enough to people you were giving away the painting. I think putting "Give-away" in the blog title helps. Love what you did with this painting. I often take larger watercolors that I don't really care for when finished and find areas I can cut down to ACEO size and sort of "recycle" the painting. Congratulations on your 100th post, by the way. :)

Carole Baker said...

Sethu, Yes those colors do bounce off of each other. Thank you for your kind words. I do think I might do better just one blog. I don't know how you keep up with all of yours.

Carole Baker said...

Carole, You are so kind and yours and Sethu's comments came this morning with 2 emails which has given me some encouragement. Thank you so much. I guess I should have put in in the title. I will do a drawing with my 4 fans tonight.

RH Carpenter said...

Being a watercolorist, I usually just read your postcards blog (although I don't comment). I had the same thing happen to me with a giveaway and it could just be timing so don't worry about it; it's a lovely painting!

jan Dennis said...

Loved the colors in the two pears. Have always wondered how you got the printed backgrounds. Do I have this straight? 1. Paint the pears, 2. Cover the pears/painting with contact paper, 3 Cut away the background, 4. Stamp background, 5 Pull off remaining contact paper.

We have 3 of your originals on our walls and love them dearly. Have regretted not purchasing the large, red amyrillis several yrs. ago.

Am taking w/c painting classes & now appreciate your talent and sklils even more! Love the fall picture of the Russian Orthox. Church.

Jan Dennis

Carole Baker said...

Jan, Exactly. You have to be careful not to cut too deep. Also, make sure its a well sized paper, like Arches; be careful taking the contact paper off of the painting. A couple of times part of the painting has come off, maybe I left the contact paper on too long. Thank you for writing. Its always to connect with people who own my paintings. I don't know where many have gone.

jane minter said...

beautifully designed carole ..i love the play of patterns and textures of both paintings..thankyou for the link ...hope you don't stop blogging

Carole Baker said...

Thank you Jane. Well, I haven't quit yet.