Monday, January 11, 2010


In the middle of winter, it's nice to see some color.

12" x 10" oil on linen panel

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Victor Errington said...

Hi Carol.
Your paintings are absolutely amazing. So lifelike yet you can still tell it is a painting. Which is better still. Do you use a particular system? or is it just your skill at drawing and understanding colour? All the best Carol.

Carol Lambert said...

Hi Victor,
Thanks for your comment! I don't have a definite system, I try different things. For this painting I did a little extra prep, getting an ink sketch onto the panel before I started. But of course many things changed. I just keep going back in and correcting mistakes, and even then, after the varnish is on, I see mistakes! On this one I wanted to use colorful objects. Now I will step back and do something a little more subtle.

Karen said...

I agree (about the color in Winter)!! This one is magnificent...that!

Fiber Art Barb said...

hi carol- I think the vibrant red has cheered me up on this cold depressing day- I wish I could have this in my home so I could have a big dose of color when I need it.


DivaDea said...

Love this one!

Flying high in the sky.... said...

i mean how do you get this glass effect?? !! i was speechless and god...the transparent marble and the do you get it are

Carol Lambert said...

Hi,and thank you so much for your comment! Glass effects are surprisingly easy, actually. Clear glass distorts what is seen through the glass, so one concentrates on painting what is seen through the glass. As with many things, if I think about painting glass, I will fail. But if I allow all such categories to leave my awareness and simply focus on what is visually available, just the visual information, then it happens. Also, highlights are an important part of our perception of transparent and/or smooth reflective surfaces, so a little practice with highlights (color, shape and sharpness vary with the reflective surface) can really pay off.