Wednesday, September 03, 2008

"Hollyhocks in the Alley" 11X14 oil on stretched canvas


SOLD

I love this painting! I took dozens of photos but none of them told the whole story. The darks are not dark enough and the lights aren't photographing strong enough. This one comes closest.



The detail are much sharper in the painting.
Normally I photograph my paintings outside in order to get the most accurate picture. But it has rained all day and been too gray. I will wait a couple of days to see if the sun breaks through. If it does I'll try to take a better picture to list this on eBay.

39 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Very nice painting and I love your studio space. You said it. everything you love is there.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thank you Mary - I always appreciate your comments and support.

Edgar said...

This turned out really well! Congratulations.

You may not live in the Southwest anymore, but you've clearly got the spirit still.

I'm interested in the ebay process (but not ready to go there myself)... under what headings do you list, and what work sells best for you?

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks for the support Edgar. About eBay - everything I know I learned as a result of other artist being generous enough to coach me along. Really was easy once I understood what I was doing. Kind of a long explaina tion though - tell you what, if you feel comfortable letting me email you a response drop me a note at cara.romero@yahoo.com and I send back all the gorey details...

onpainting said...

It is a great piece. I like the window detail photo best but the whole work is pleasing.

bookbabie said...

I like this one too, soft strokes, great perspective, and soothing colors, nice one Cara:)

Cara Dawn Romero said...

OnPianting - Bill and/or Lisa - thanks for the encouragmetns, aNd thanks for visiting

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Lilli - Thanks for your comments, I always appreciate tham.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Lilli - Thanks for your comments, I always appreciate tham.

janellegoodwin said...

Just found your blog and read your story. I send chills down my spine. What an experience and what a great attitude you have! Your work is beautiful.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Janelle - Thanks for visiting and for your comments - I am amazed daily at how well I feel when I think of what happened. The experience makes me feel desperate to do more with my life than sit behind a desk tho -

Melinda said...

Good painting! Your love for New Mexico comes through in the architecture and the landscape. What is it about New Mexico? I live in AZ and it's pretty cool, but when I go to NM, well, it's just special.
You're an amazing person, too.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Melinda - Thank you for your kind comments - I appreciate them - About NM, I don't know - maybe its a magic brought on by the blending of the culture, I don't know - its just a vibe or something...

Ron Morrison said...

Looks good, Cara...back in the saddle...

Madisaon said...

Hi Carla, This is one beautiful piece. It was so nice to get it in my email. I am so happy to see you are painting again. I hope you are feeling better.
My Best,
Madison

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ron - yeah, I'm back but it feels more like I'm riding an old plow mule than a horse - ha!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Madison - Thanks!

Sandy said...

Cara!! This is gorgeous, the whole feel of it, that window,....

just beautiful.

So glad you are painting again...

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Sandy - It is going to be one of my favorites.

Sylvia Jenstad said...

I had to stop... your painting is so cool... I agree with the rest... what a beautiful painting...

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thank you Sylvia - I'm so glad you stopped by.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Cara, thanks for your comment about the boxes 'thing'. I am the same way. I just love the cardboard cigar boxes for their color and design and the wooden ones are awesome. I can't resist them. I bought one for each of my girlfriends.
By the way, are you aware that on your Bare Naked Me blog, the font is dark and the background is dark, making it unreadable.
I love the photo of you as a little girl and the prom photo of you is beautiful.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks for the info about the colors on the other site - I fix it. By the way - for those of you who are wondering what we are talking about - visit Mary Blog and check out her cool field palette made out of a cigar box.

rob ijbema said...

excellent cara,love the dappled shadows and light,it looks very organic and well lived in

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Rob - I appreciate the visit and the comment.

Todd Bonita said...

This is a breakthrough piece I think. The lights and darks and the speckled light...beautifully painted Cara. Looks good framed too.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Tod - Thank you so much - your comment means a lot to me. This particular canvas sat on the floor for a long time - After I got the underpainting on I was scared of it. I really had to puch myself to paint it. Glad I did-

onpainting said...

Sold - yes - time for another, Cara.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

You're 100% right Bill -

Kurt said...

Gorgeous paintings, love your work, keep your brush loaded with paint.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Kurt - Thanks for stopping by and for the encouagement. In my pretend world you would email me daily and remind me to keep my brush loaded with paint - its truely one of my shortcomings but I'm trying to improve in this are - Thanks again -

Dick Rink said...

Great painting Cara. I know the problem, making a good photo of your painting. But these look fine to me.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Dick - Glad you stopped by for a visit and I appreciate your comment..

onpainting said...

Oh Cara, yoo hoo, it is almost October. Try a pumpkin painting to get back into the harness.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Bill - I hope I'm always fortunate enough to have you stopping by and nagging me...I appreciate it.

A.Decker said...

I like it best in the top version, surrounded by black.
Very rich color, painterly feeling, yet with a sense of the real space and objects represented. It feels like an alley in the shade, inviting you to come into the cool shade, and then come on inside the open door. Which you can't see inside, but it's open, so that's intriguing.

Good work, Cara!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Mr. Decker - I appreciate your comments.

Askaree said...

I enjoy your paintings and if you don't mind,I'd like to drop you a line and to perhaps show you what I am doing as a beginning artist,I'd like to stay in contact with you to get ideas or comments.Thank You

Cara said...

Askaree - thank you for your comment. Please feel free to email me - my address is on my blog. I'd love to see your work -