Friday Favorite

Canyon Light by Carol Marine

Last semester I heard about Carol Marine through a classmate and fell in love with her work immediately.

She has a keen eye for shifts in value and temperature. I love her thick and bold application of paint. Her work contains a beautiful balance between representation and abstraction.

Carol Marine is one among many “daily painters” and her work is featured on Daily Paintworks. The idea of starting and finishing a painting a day appeals to me and is the direction I want to go with my own work.


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8 thoughts on “Friday Favorite

  1. I have been impressed with her simple bold and confident painting strokes giving texture to the objects and depth. Her still life paintings of fruit have brilliant color that pop off the paper.

  2. Thank you for sharing that with us! She is a great painter and very dedicated….one painting a day is a lot to do. I find that getting a great idea for a painting takes a lot of time and research – it is not as easy as just slabbing paint on the canvas and selling it.

    • Hi Maria – thanks for commenting!

      I agree that a painting a day is challenging and requires dedication. Some of this is mitigated by selecting simple subjects and working on smaller canvases, but still many daily painters make it look easier than it is. Even when working with simple subjects it takes time to get the set up and composition right, a good balance of positive negative space, light and shadow, value variation etc. What I really need right now is daily practice so a painting a day appeals to me because it’s a way to get my butt in the chair and if I like the result I’m rewarded sooner than later with a finished painting. If don’t, I can try again the next day.

      It’s wonderful to get an insight into the creative process for other artists – would love to learn more about your process if you’d like to share 😉

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