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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 2008-2016

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Southwest Door One

8x10 mixed media on paper. This is an Southwest themed piece which I hope conveys both man made and natural objects. I also wanted to use olive green and orange for a contrast that you might not expect to see. It is important to me, to try to come up with different color combinations and not just use the same predictable ones. Of course, sometimes it doesn't work, but I think it does here. Let me know what you think. I appreciate your comments.

3 comments:

sister said...

Why is this mixed media when on your other pieces you list the mediums? I always thought mixed media meant a the use of collage materials and I'd like a clarification from one who knows.

As for this piece, it does not say 'southwest' to me but I like it very much. I like your choice of palette for sure. I'm liking all these abstracts you are doing and primarily because your choice of vibrant palette is so interesting.

Nice to see your work.

Carol Engles said...
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Carol Engles said...

Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate them. As far as I know, mixed media can be any combination of materials - paint, paper, pastel, objects, fabric etc. But it doesn't have to be a collage. Pastel and paint are different, so that qualifies as mixed media. Sometimes I use the term mixed media, because some people are looking for mixed media art. It keeps thing interesting!