SOLD!






Here's a few of the paintings/prints that found new homes at ART IN THE PARK, where I decided to take only paintings of flowers or animals. Although the weather was very warm, I was thankful it was not raining. In two weeks I will be doing my last outdoor show of the season at the Castle Rock ARTFEST, where I will be showing only abstract work.

I have found it's better to show generally one style of painting per show. It helps the viewers get a better grasp of your body of work to narrow the focus. If I'm displaying realism and abstraction in the same 10x10 foot booth, they think it's the work of two different artists. Maybe one day, when I grow up, I'll focus on one style of painting.

16 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Congratulations Carol...I will be there next weekend, the one between shows...darn!

Dusty Pines said...

congratulations on such a successful show! & thank you for the advice re displaying your art - but please, if growing up means you limit yourself to one style or the other - don't ever grow up!

Pam Holnback said...

Congratulations on all the sales!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Happy for you!

bricarwaller said...

Congratulations on your sales! Terrific work and great tip about focusing on one type of work per show.

AutumnLeaves said...

Those hydrangeas are exquisite, Carol. I don't remember seeing them on the blog. Congrats on the many sales! Not surprised the leaves sold; I always loved them! (Well, I'm not surprised anything sold as your work is phenomenal!)

Becky Joy said...

It sounds like you had a good show. I certainly understand your separating the styles. Its too bad you have to do that, but it does work better.

Karen Bruson said...

Wonderful. Congrats!

Laura Mc said...

Carol-- I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to meet you. My mother has been nagging me to get back to painting and I've finally decided to do it. I was so inspired by your 100 portraits that I am going to start in September doing 50 pets in 60 days! Good luck to you and Congratulations on a great show.

Amber L. Bailey said...

Don't focus on one style! I like them all! :)

Gwen Bell said...

That's GREAT! Congratulations! All of them are beauties.

Gina Brown said...

I can see why these found homes! Congrats!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Love both of your styles of painting Carol! Congrats!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Congratulations! You make a good point about the observer. I agree. Good luck with your next one. I enjoy both your styles. Who says you have to grow up?

Nancy Standlee said...

Great news about the sales and please don't grow up.. I'd like to have company down here in the "many styles of" land.

Dean Grey said...

I think you painting many styles shows range in my humble opinion!

Congrats on all the sales, Carol!

-Dean