Neglected Tools


"Neglected Tools"
oil on canvas 6x6
©2011 Carol Horzempa

I've always wanted to paint my painting tools and finally found time to join Carol Marine's "Paint What You Paint With Challenge," on Daily Paintworks. This was a fun challenge but I really struggled with the tube of paint and especially the cap. Finally I scraped the cap off and tried again. If I don't look too close I'm actually pleased with the whole painting.

I feel rather guilty about the care of my tools as you can see but manage to paint with them the way they are.

10 comments:

  1. A real beauty of a painting, Carol.

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  2. Really nice - the composition looks deceptively simple.

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  3. It's wonderful, carol, I love your composition, at a first glance it seems simple, but for having choosen the same subject, I know it's far from it!
    With the tools coming towards us , with the open tube,brings something different, we are in the painting, and in the action.It's the opposite of a static painting, with your strong brushstrokes.And the contrast orange/blue.
    I like it!

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  4. A stunning piece Carol.Loved the use of blues and orange.

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  5. This is so nice and bold, and your illustrating skills really come thru too. Love it!

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  6. Wonderful painting Carol, very strong composition, and dynamic color.

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  7. This is very strong with its complementaries. The tube is beautifully done; love the cropping and and composition. My brushes are all looking like yours, too.

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  8. love this one-you can tell you know how to draw -great colors and composition.

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  9. I love this. There's so much energy in the tools themselves. Great painting.

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