Saturday, 28 November 2009

My Latest Painting - 'A Dappled Life'

I've been working on a commission for the lovely DJ and she's just given me permission to post some pictures of it. I used gold leaf on the background which made photographing it very difficult....I hope I've managed to capture the colour and the feel of the painting.

It is called 'A Dappled Life'
(Click on the image to enlarge it)

(If you want to know more about why it's called 'A Dappled Life' I believe that DJ will be blogging about it tomorrow)

A friend of mine has suggested that I use the same technique and do a series of four paintings representing the four seasons. I think I might just have a go at doing that!!

31 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

I just wanted to say thank you again for my incredibly beautiful painting. The back story makes it all the more magical. I'll blog about it tomorrow.

Carol said...

You are very very welcome honey...I am so glad you like it!! Thank you for commissioning me to do a painting for you :-D

C x

LadyFi said...

Wow - what a magical and beautiful painting! Gorgeous.

HelenMHunt said...

That's absolutely lovely - and the fact that it's meaningful for DJ makes it even more special.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous, Carol! x

BT said...

That is quite stunning Carol. No wonder DJ is thrilled with it.

SueG said...

Really beautiful, Carol. And I can't wait to hear what DJ has to say (though I think I can guess :-) ) xo

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

that is completely stunning!!! xxx

Carol said...

Lady Fi - It was a bit of an experiment so I was relieved when it turned out the way it did!!

Helen - Thank you hon. DJ just told me to paint something for her but we never discussed what she wanted....it's turned out to be perfect for her which freaked us both out slightly!!

Amanda - Thank you (am blushing)

BT - As I said to Lady Fi, it was a bit of an experiment...the first one ended up in the bin!!

SueG - I can't wait to read what she's written about it either!!

I'm glad you like it :-D

C x

Debs said...

That is a beautiful painting. I love your friend's idea about creating one for each of the four seasons. I'm sure they would be wonderful.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Oh you talented old thing you - that is just amazing. Yup go with the four season suggestion. Brilliant.

Mark said...

Great picture - has more than a touch of Klimt about it; I love Klimt!

How big is it?

Anonymous said...

Lovely

Tom

Pat Posner said...

Carol, it is so, so beautiful!
xxPat

KatW said...

I've just seen your painting over at DJs blog. It is stunning. Its captured my heart and my imagination. What a wonderful talent you have.

cheshire wife said...

Very unusual. You are very talented!

Queenie said...

Fab picture. I'm looking forward to the other three.

French Fancy said...

How fiddly it is to use gold leaf - I've seen someone in a gallery doing it, the stuff fluttered everywhere. You are so talented, Carol.

xx

Lane said...

I adore this painting. A series would be fantastic!

Molly Potter said...

Gorgeous, lush and aesthetically very pleasing - thank you for sharing

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely painting Carol - I like the contrast between the dark painted tree, gold leaf and intricacy of the pattern on the collaged fabric. Well done, Lesley x

LilyS said...

This is a beautiful painting. I would love to buy a Carol original when I buy my house next year!

Suburbia said...

Gosh, that's lovely and very comforting too.

I just popped by to say thanks for your comments recently. I so appreciate them :)

Carol said...

Absolute Vanilla - You managed to sneak in there!!

I'm so glad you like it hon :-D

Debs - I think it's a great idea too...I've been giving it a bit of thought and was thinking blue with silver leaf for winter!!

MOB - Awww, everyone is being so lovely about it!! I think I'm finally finding my painting style...

Mark - I love Klimt too. Chris and I went to Venice for our honeymoon and I could really see where he got his inspiration from!!

I'm thrilled you like it :-D.

It's just slightly bigger than an A4 piece of paper (as I said it was an experiment so didn't want to go too large) but I am going to work on some larger canvasses for the four seasons. I have lots of ideas bubbling away...

Tomato - I thought you might like it :-)

Pat - Thank you hon. I am pleased with the way it turned out!

KatW - Welcome and thank you so much for such a lovely comment....that is a lovely thing to say!!

Cheshire Wife - Everyone is being so nice that I'm blushing away here...could probably fry eggs on my cheeks at the moment!!

Queenie - I am planning....

French Fancy - OMG it goes everywhere!! I ended up having to use tweezers to put it on the painting otherwise it just sticks to everything and disintegrates because it's so fine. (I ended up with it in my hair, on the floor and on the cat!!)

Lane - I do love the effect of the gold leaf...it changes so much in different light that the painting never looks exactly the same twice.

Molly Potter - Welcome and thank you for your lovely comment :-)

Sea Blue Sky - Hehehe, that's not collaged fabric (although it does look like it)...I painted that using acrylic paints and a magnifying glass!! (Took bloomin ages!!)

LilyS - Ooohhh, that would be exciting!! I would love to do one for you :-)

Suburbia - DJ said the same thing :-)

You are very welcome hon, I'm just sorry that you're having to go through what you are!!

C x

Amy P. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I want to see MORE! :)

Anonymous said...

Thought I'd blog instead of phoning, cos I didn't want to take up what precious time you have with Chris mid-week. I have to say I LOVE your picture - as you knew I would! You know me and trees - you've inherited it and made it your own! Fab! It was well worth the trouble with the gold leaf. Looking forward to seeing the Four Seasons. What are you going to do in your spare time???

Love, Mum xx

claire p said...

Oh it's soooooooo beautuful!!! I still love the one we have. I might get you to do one to go with it for R's birthday.

Kevin Mullins said...

It's absolutley lovely. I think the four seasons idea is great. One day we must meet because my wife paints also, and your husband takes photos....

Carol said...

AmyP - Hehehe, I'm going to have to paint them first :-)

Mum - LOL, I have no idea what I'll do in my spare time....and I've got so much of it to fill :-). Seriously, i'm glad you like it...I have to be honest and say I'm rather pleased with how it turned out!!

Claire - Funnily enough, I won't complain if you ask me to do another one *Grins*.

Kevin - I like the four seasons suggesting too...and I've loads of ideas how to do it...might even end up with two lots of four seasons (if you know what I mean!!)

It would be great to meet up...we have no excuse...your only what, five minutes down the road?

C x

LadyFi said...

Feel free to go ahead and paint my photo! No problems... I'm sure your painting will be even more beautiful than my photo! ;-)

Carol said...

LadyFi - I'm not sure about that at all!! Your photo is absolutely stunning!!

C x

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