Friday, February 12, 2010
I enjoy painting landscapes, marine scenes, garden scenes, and still life. I would like to describe my artisitc style as a realistic style with an immpresionistic flair. I apply the oil paint to canvas with both brushes and painting knives. In oil paiting I utilize thick textured paint especially with flowers and foilage which stands in contrast to the smoother areas of the painting. This creates a 3D affect which allows the onlooker to feel as though they can walk into the scene
I just received word back from an online art appraisal company regarding the value of this oil painting that we have. It is a George Carpenter oil on masonite board measuring 20" x 30" image area. It is titled "Cundy's Harbor". We received it as a gift from a friend who was moving some years ago. The appraisal came in as $1000 to $1500. Jean my wife loves it and remembers seeing it in a window display in a gallery in Rockport, MA years ago.