After Carol Marine, 6" x 8", 2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
Carol Marine is such a talented and giving artist and her work is inspiring to so many of us artists that today I decided to take the panel of the latest (orchid) wipe-off and see if I couldn't paint one of my mini pumpkins I found in my box of fall decorations. Setting it under a small clip-on light I just couldn't get inspired to start and was feeling stuck before I even got started. Then I did a little internet research and found Carol's mini pumpkin painting and with the aid of her painting and my mini pumpkin I completed this little guy.
I have heard other artists say that to copy other artists work you admire is a good way to learn. I guess I was skeptical at this, but now that I've given it a try I feel I have learned a lot.
Thanks Carol for your inspiring work.