I've been a fan of Carol's work for a long time, but this painting really spoke to me. The title of the painting is "Surprise!" but I think "Deft" when I see it, because I know that Carol is one deft painter. She comes at her little paintings with a big flat brush and plunks that paint down right where it needs to go. The light is fantastic, and that tea bag!--just a few confident strokes of paint and I could swear I can feel the warm vapor on my face and make out the fragrance of the tea. I think it's Darjeeling.
I can't wait for it to arrive in the mail. Before I hang it, I'm going to sit and admire it while drinking my tea. Then I'm going to invite a friend to come and sit and admire it and drink tea with me.
This painting will be with me forever, not like clothes that will go out of style.
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