I Came Home a Better Painter

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May 18th  acrylic on canvas  42″ x 29″

I just got back from an intensive ten day painting workshop. I came back a better painter. When I went back to the studio and started painting, I had a new vocabulary. The old favorite colors came back in a new context. I knew what I wanted to say. This brought me back to my familiar warm palette, but the variation of color and shapes changed. It’s now very exciting and intriguing for me to paint. I have given myself so much more to work with. May 18th was painted on Friday. It might be finished or it may tell me, hey, where did you go? You need to work with me. What do you think? Is the painting finished?

18 thoughts on “I Came Home a Better Painter

  1. It must have been so enjoyable to work on this painting. I try to imagine the process…but then I can’t really, so I just enjoy the colours, shapes, and the intrigue!


  2. Carla, I agree it was an amazing 10 days. I sit in my studio now and ask myself where do I go from here. Can I pick up from where I started in Calistoga? Keep sharing your work.


  3. Carla, This painting feels so very strong. It’s very structural, like a beautiful Inca stone wall, built to last, and with color that loves life.


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