Sunday, October 21, 2012

Carol Marine's Advanced Workshop

I returned 2 weeks ago from Santa Fe where I took Carol Marine's advanced workshop with thirteen other lucky women. Part of the magic was watching Carol's demos. Most days she would set up a still life before class (there was a race to get there early so we could watch her set it up) and then paint it magically before our eyes. Above she is showing us how to paint glass. Below is a short sequence of her painting a couple of mugs with grapes on a reflective surface.

First she gets her drawing correctly proportioned and positioned on her 6x6 panel.

She rubs off her initial marks and starts to paint the juicy colors first.

Here she puts in notes of the background and begins the reflections.

Drum roll.....Magic. These were just taken with my iphone. Yet you still can see how fabulous this painting is, complete with her signature fork. She gave us the opportunity to purchase these paintings and they all sold quickly. :-)  Thank you Carol for letting me post this sequence!!!! You are so gracious with your knowledge and inspiration. Now...HERE IS MY REFLECTION PAINTING (below) that I did in Carol's workshop. Yes, a red pair, two red grapes and a lemon.

 ©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Fruit Plate 6"x8" 
Oil on archival panel / framed in gold and black float frame
$250 + $25 sh/h in Contiguous US

 ©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Fruit Plate 6"x8" 
Oil on archival panel - FRAMED in gold and black illusion frame.
$130 + $18 sh/h.

This framed painting is sitting on a taupe, textured place mat. The frame has no checkerboard texture. :-) Note to self, "Don't photograph gold framed on textured cloth the same color."


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Deb, You did a fantastic job capturing the critical steps of Carol's work Thanks so much for posting this! So helpful!

Pam Holnback said...

Love the review and mini lesson. Can't wait to see your pieces. Loved being there with you!

Linda Popple said...

I've taken her class and it was so informative and lots of fun! You did a good job sharing her demo. Can't wait to see your paintings!

Celeste Bergin said...

Fun to see how the painting came together..I'll be watching to see what you post next!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

That was a fun view back on our week. Carol does such a great job with her lessons and her demos. Looking forward to seeing some of you new paintings.

Libby Anderson said...

I just got home from a workshop in San Antonio with Carol. I am tired but can't wait to get into the studio and use whatvI learned. We not only became better artists ; we laughed a lot!She is amazing to be so young and good at what she does.