Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Unstrung" (sold)



6"x8"
Oil on Board

These cherries reminded me of a string of beads that had come apart--so "unstrung" is the name! It was a satisfying painting to paint. Also, this piece and yesterday's really brought back the Carol Marine Workshop I attended last fall. Keeping an eye on edges, trying to see all the color, brushstrokes--all that was really important in her workshop and you can see how well she does it if you click on the link! There is definitely something special about painting something that is set up before your eyes compared to working with sketches and photographs. It's so immediate.

2 comments:

A Painting A Day by Diana Marshall said...

Hi Vicki, when I saw this painting and before I read your description, I thought that it looks like a 'Carole Marine' painting! It's beautiful, how lucky you were to go to a workshop of hers,this painting is simple but has something about it that I can't describe.

Vicki Shuck said...

thanks, Diana! Yes! I was VERY fortunate to attend one of her workshops! Besides being a great painter, she's a great teacher and alot of fun.