Sunday, October 21, 2012

After Carol Marine

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.


  1. That's a very nice pumpkin. And I think the Internet is a great place to see and try other styles. It's the primary way I have learned to paint, with the help of some friendly painters whose experience I value.

  2. Beautiful! I agree that learning from one another is what we do! This turned out great!

  3. Anonymous8:52 AM

    It is a very good work Nancy. I agree with you. It is good to learn from other artists.