Saturday, December 19, 2009

An Old Painting of Lisa

     I still own this painting, I really doubt the subject will ever buy it as her husband took an image from my website sometime a go and framed it for his office.  I have to say I'm glad I still have it. She has been hanging in my living room for the last couple months.  I took slides of it and it was accepted into a juried show juried by Claudia Nice. It was one of the 3 images used to be juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon.  It's a keeper now..There have been times when a painting went out the door to be framed and then off to the show. I know we do this to sell our work but when they sell so quickly I feel just a little tinge of loss.  Do you ever feel this way?



  1. Carrie,

    I like the way you used a shorthand, leaving parts unpainted.

    This happens to me a lot, especially with my favorite paintings, which sell before I can appreciate them. My unfavorites often linger....


  2. well, I can see why you like it so well--! I like every single thing about it--the relaxed pose and the bold colors..the expression--all of it is just beautiful. I think I only regret "losing" one painting (sold) and I keep thinking I could paint it over again--but we know that one never can quite match what it was. Most of the time I am glad that they are somewhere else...even if I like them a lot.

  3. Brilliant work, I love your use of negative shapes with the hair and the hand, it works really well

  4. Hi Carrie, Love the painting. Sometimes it's best just to take a particular piece off the market - At least until you are ready to part with it. There's no reason you shouldn't enjoy your own work for a while. Keep up the fine work.

    P.S. Thanks for following my blog!

  5. I sold a painting of my grandmothers life, done in watercolor... it is posted on my blog this past marsh... It was in a show and an hour into the opening there were two people interested in buying it. I was thrilled because it was my first time in a show, but also sad to see it go. I guess every painting tells a story about us, the artists... and we let a little of us go when we sell or give the work away.


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