“Ryals Lane” sold
by Carolee Clark
18″ x 24″ x 1.5″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
I gave a talk to a high school art class the other day on being a professional artist. I hope the students enjoyed it as I know that I did.
One of the things that I said was that as we continue to paint, our style cannot help but change and that I’m not even sure that I could paint how I did a few years ago. I first painted this painting in 2008 and no longer have the photo of it back then. Then I worked on it again about four years later and finally again this weekend.
Below is the photo of how it looked before I worked on it over the last couple of days. I feel the new version is less jarring, more peaceful. The golden hill really came forward and the texture in the bushes and some of the land demanded a lot of attention as did the black areas.