Thursday, June 5, 2014

IN SPITE OF THE RAIN...


In spite of the dark skies, thunder and sheets of rain at times, a good time was had by all the members and guests who attended the watercolor society meeting Wednesday morning.  I had titled this program, A Watercolor Life, because Carol didn't demo her painting style, she talked about her life and her painting series and her work to get her paintings seen by the world.  She is a powerhouse of energy and information and getting to see her paintings (some as large as 30 x 40) was a real eye-opener for many of our members who did not get to take the April workshop she gave.


Thank you, Carol, for making the trip and for sharing your process and creative thinking behind the brush!


(This little puffer, hot as a firecracker, graced the cover of a little flip book Carol had made for her recent show of 50 paintings called "Bubbles."  LOVE IT!





This very large iris was painted by Carol but inspired by Vincent Van Gogh after a recent trip to Arles. Carol's colors are just so personal to her style - I describe them as hot, bold, energized, even the blues!











Another large painting.  Carol said this one was not quite finished but it looks pretty finished - and beautifully so - to me.  WOW!



After the meeting, Carol packed up her truck and headed back to St. Louis.  This busy working artist has appointments and possible sales to discuss with people Friday and Monday (although I wish she could have stayed an extra day, I understand that she has to keep moving).

If these paintings have you wishing for more, just pop over to her blog - or maybe sign up for a workshop from her (you won't be sorry and you will energized to paint bigger and bolder and wetter).

5 comments:

Diana said...

Oh I wish I were there. How wonderful! love,Diana

Maggie Latham said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. I can feel the excitement in your post, Rhonda.

CrimsonLeaves said...

How gorgeous!

RH Carpenter said...

It was a great program and enough color to knock your socks off, Diana!
Maggie, an exciting and fun presentation/program.
Sherry, her work is really awesome (and I mean that in the truest sense of the word, not like it's used for everything these days :)

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Carol's work is always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. She was a good sport to come out in the storm.