1, 2, 3 (9" x 12")
"If I had painted each subject with the same old formulaic timidity I would suffer the plague of indifference.
As Alice Walton* wisely observed, 'To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.'
And she advised, 'Take the best out of everything and adapt it to your needs.' Amen to that.
I went from Sigma Xi and National Science Foundation grants to being an artist. It was a calculated risk.
Bill Watterson posited* 'Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them.'"
* https://wealthygorilla.com/alice-walton-quotes/ * https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/580729-van-gogh-would-ve-sold-more-than-one-painting-if-he-d
Ensifera ensifera (9" x 12")
4, 5, 6 (9" x 12")
Marina Bay Sands by architect Moshe Safdie.
For the architect's conjecture: https://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/11/moshe-safdie-on-marina-bay-sands-habitat-67-skyscrapers-lego/
"I don't like to sing loud." - Renée Fleming (Fellow Pennsylvania-born artist)
Renee Fleming Quotes. BrainyQuote.com, BrainyMedia Inc, 2019. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/renee_fleming_441357, accessed August 15, 2019.
Only a (former) Yalie love interest watched the artist Carroll creating ColourPlay™
in his atelier. They "happen." A dozen might be made in 2-3 minutes each.
(The two artists should've married as they had planned 20+ years ago; he'd taken her home to meet his folks and siblings. He knew
her family, its history, and met her first art teacher. He loved to listen to her classically trained, 4-octave soprano voice waltzing with
the Carnegie Hall angels in the 'rafters' of local concert halls.)
The Day the Dollar Died (9" x 12")
"Entrepreneurs are players
not tourists. When you bet
on yourself it's not a risk."
- the artist Carroll
Royal DNA (9" x 12")
ColourPlay™ a contemporary painting technique developed by the artist Carroll
with an art historian's enthusiasm, who affectionately addressed him "Genius" and "Tiger."
It's Elementary (9" x 12")
A Double Eagle
Early on Christmas morning Carroll's cell phone rang.
It was the jubilant wife of a golf tour champion, who beat the best in the world.
"At this very moment my husband is moving all our furniture around his painting."
It was a surprise gift of his pet dog (a breed often painted by Sir Reynolds, Dürer, and Rembrandt)
aristocratically posed next to his signature hole on a private golf course that he had designed.
Carroll shot three under par on a single hole.
More than a Club (9" x 12")
Sets & Series.
Seventh Day (9" x 12")
Own an "instant collection" --- Amass 100+ original Carroll's.
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I had the hot breath of a gigantic male lion's roar in my face from two feet away.
My tailbone rattled like a loose muffler, much like I sing, so I painted the rattle.
A former opera child prodigy bought it --- No, that wasn't newsworthy. His story was.
He had sung solo at The White House and with New York's Metropolitan Opera.
Today, I am rehearsed and ready for polo ponies dancing along the boards with mallets flying
past Victorian era British military helmets as the earth shudders like a battlefield --- Move Over.
It'll be like a baseball card for polo players, like owning a Honus Wagner 1909-1911 ATC T206.
And, how about an America's Cup catamaran clipping the icy waves and choppy water, racing past
a buoy, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge behind, guarded by police helicopters --- Thrill of the Game.
And, how about a gentleman's poker contest in a dark old pub, with a lively walk-in fireplace behind
five of today's greatest living poker players seated facing you, the viewer, each with many bracelets.
You're watching an unknown whiz kid in a No-Limit game, with a royal bluff --- The Solution.
Beat the Best --- Mr. Beale trumped "the premier equestrian and social event in the international
sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world." (The Burghley Horse Trials)
Mr. Beale was headmaster at my family's world class equestrian center in Chester Springs, PA.
I have a vast bucket list just for sport paintings to paint and huge showcase books to publish,
e.g., More than a Club (Barcelona), Eights on the Thames, and The Schuylkill Navy (Philly).
I envision a different bells 'n whistles book (Double elephant-sized, 28.5" H x 39.0" W) for each sport,
amazing up close, double page spreads, magazine covers, and more, much more, globally!
Luxurious volumes blending custom paintings of YOU (my art patrons) playing your sport
PLUS, a richly magnificent, bountiful cornucopia of expressive ColourPlay™ originals.
Are YOU the centerfold?
Imagine one of these hand-carved 24 carat gold beauties in your corner office ... Your book
open to the page with the painting of you. It's a media jewel that has everyone talking.
It's the timeless Peerage of Sport!