Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This week at Brush-Paper-Water...


Pescados, 22" x 30"
watercolor

Carol Carter

It's been some years since I first saw one of Carol Carter's paintings, but I still remember vividly the almost otherworldly color of a swimmer floating at the edge of a pool. While I am often vague about names, I usually remember images forever, so when I discovered Carol's work online in the past couple of years, there was no doubt in my mind that I'd found the same artist. In combination with a palette of golds, acid-greens, intense orangey-reds, and deep turquoises and ultramarine blues, her manipulation of watercolor "blooms" to shape and define forms produces very distinctive, exotic, and visually exciting paintings.

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19 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous and skillful painting! Love it.

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  2. Carol has been one of my "oh my gosh, I want to paint like that" artists for years now and I've spread the word about her everywhere I go - glad you are, too, spreading the word. She rocks!!! And she's a fun, and very nice lady, too - can't beat those qualities.

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  3. Yes, this is visually exciting. (I love this phrase)
    Best regards,
    Carolina

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  4. thank you for featuring my work! you are the best.... hope to meet you soon.
    carol

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  5. Thanks Kathy, Rhonda, and Carolina!! Glad you like Carol's work. And thanks Carol -- I'm very pleased I could share your fabulous work with my blog readers!!

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  6. Hallo,
    das Bild gefällt mir sehr, wunderschön gemalt.

    Viele Grüße Werner

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  7. Love the vivid colors!Beautifully painted.

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  8. Thanks, Sadia!! Carol's work is amazing!

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  9. Who would have thought that a bunch of dead fish could be so attractive!!!

    GREAT work!!

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  10. It takes a master watercolorist like Carol to make it look so great!! Glad you like her work.

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  11. Whoa!

    Carol's work looks gorgeous!!

    The way she uses color is quite impressive. I love the brushwork in this fish painting too!

    I'm jealous!

    -Dean

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  12. Carol's distinctive paintings are the product of many years of working in the medium. She's top-notch!! Glad you like her work!!

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  13. Wow! You keep finding the 'big fish' in the art pond... this is masterful!

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  14. Absolutely wonderful work, isn't it? Glad you like it, R!!

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  15. yes, really "visually exciting" for sure!!! Love it

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  16. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Cynthia!

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