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Murrieta, CA, United States
Hi! Welcome to my blog. I am a mixed media artist who lives in Murrieta, California. I work in acrylics, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and other water and drawing media. My main subjects are abstracts, abstract landscapes, florals and gardens, equine abstracts and dog portraits. I love to use color! I try to incorporate the three C's in all of my work - color, contrast and composition! Most of these paintings are for sale. Please check with me for availability and prices if not posted. Contact me at: carol.engles@gmail.com carolenglesart.blogspot.com or carolengles.artspan.com Art copyrighted 2008-2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Equine Sketches, Three, ink drawing on paper by Carol Engles


18 x 23 ink on paper. This is another equine sketches drawing. I do these very fast to practice my drawings skills. I "pull the horses" out of my head and go for it.  Gestural drawing is not about perfection or detail. It is about suggestion of a subject, so looseness and quick execution is important. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Party in Red, Three, abstract painting by Carol Engles

10 x 14 watercolor and pastel on paper. This is a larger painting in my new series, "Party in Red" I am using red as a dominant color instead of a highlight color as I usually do. I am also planning on doing some larger ones which I may be taking to New Orleans as part of my New Orleans abstract cityscapes.
 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Soft Lavender Corner, abstract painting by Carol Engles


10 x 14 watercolor and pastel on paper. A soft, whimsical abstract. Hope you like it! To purchase, contact me at:



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Party in Red, One, abstract painting by Carol Engles


5 x7 watercolor and pastel on paper. This is a study for a larger painting. But, it is also available. If you're interested, contact me at:



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fantasy Grey Horse, equine art by Carol Engles


14 x 16 ink and oil pastel on paper. I just felt like doing a piece that was not only abstract, but a bit whimsical. Would look great in a little girl's room who is a bit horse crazy....or adult who still is! To purchase, contact me at:


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Roxy, equine art by Carol Engles


10 x 14 watercolor and pastel on paper. This is Roxy, a beautiful red roan Quarter Horse. If you're interested in a commission of your horse, contact me at:


Friday, August 8, 2014

Pastel Forest, abstract painting by Carol Engles


10 x 14 mixed media on paper. This is a really soft, muted painting with soft line as well. Whimsical, I guess! Paintings do not have to be bold and bright to catch your imagination! To purchase, contact me at: