This profile was exciting for me, because I had the chance to see Carly's process. I was lucky, because she showed me many of the mineral specimen that she paints. I couldn't believe how tiny they were. I would not have the patience that Carly does to paint such detail. Her paintings are so beautiful. And it was very inspiring that she uses water soluble oil paints, and can achieve such great results. Maybe I will give them a chance. And Carly was nice enough to set up her light box and camera/tripod, to show me how she takes her reference photos of the mineral specimens that she uses to paint from. I'm glad she did, because I noticed a big difference. Now I really want to get a nice camera with a good lens. So hopefully you enjoy the profile, and will check out Carly's blog, she posts some really neat stuff, with pretty photos. I will be stopping by Narwhal to check out the group show 'little crowns', on Friday evening. Maybe I will some of you there....yeah winter is finally here!