Thursday, May 12, 2011


I have started a large painting from photo I took in Firenze, but it just didn't get me into the groove... It had been sitting on my table easel for months, and every time I attempted to go back to it, just didn't work... I haven't been out in plein air either for the longest time, maybe last time was last june/ 2010 in New Orleans... Well one day when browsing my facebook, an add caught my eye. It was a beautiful still life painting - just the way I love, and always wanted to learn how to do it... Looking back in my older posts, you can see a couple happy attempts in my opinion, the lemon painting, the one with the books and the glasses, and the early ones, cherry and peaches and the Chardin one... That painting on FB is by Daniel Edmondson, and offering an online/ dvd still life workshop. It was just what I needed to find and it actually it found me. A few days later I got the DVDs and weekly emails by Dan full of incredible info. It really is taking my painting to a different level. I have added new colors to my pallete that just give a burst of life for the subjects I have painted. So here are the first 5 still lifes from this workshop, oil on board, canvas panel and gator board - the sizes so far vary from 8x10 , 9x 12 and 11 x 14.



9 comments:

Daniel Edmondson Studio said...

Very nice paintings!

Denni said...

Hi Carlos,
I just found your blog from Dan Edmondson's blog. Congratulation's on being featured! I am taking his workshop dvd's now and I love it too. Your painting's came out really great. You are very talented.
I hope you start blogging more often because I'm going to follow you now.
Denise
http://harvestmoon17.blogspot.com/

Sabrina Tyer said...

Beautiful paintings Carlos. You are so talented. I am taking Daniel's DVD course also.
Congratulations on being featured.
Sabrina

Freenie Belle said...

Hello Carlos,
Love your paintings. Saw you were featured artist on Daniel Edmondson's blog. Congrats. I will visit your blog again.
Darlene
http:/darlene-freeniebelle.blogspot.com/

Nora Mackin said...

Hey
Congrats on being chosen featured artist. I also took the on line art course from Daniel Edmondson and enjoyed them.

pat.lutz said...

Hi Carlos,
Superb technical skill!!!! Great job!
Cheerfully, Pat

thegratefulbunny said...

Carlos! Congratulations on being the featured artist on Dan's website. Your work is amazing...you are very talented. I wish you luck in your continuing journey of artistic exploration. Boa Sorte, cara ! Blaine J.

norma said...
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norma said...

Hi Carlos,
I have been following your blog since you were featured artist on Daniel Edmonson's workshop. Your paintings are amazing!
I hope you post soon, can not wait to see your interpretation of weeks 8 and 10, they are my favorites.