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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 2008-2016

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chestnut with Green Shadow Roll

This is an oil pastel that I did. I wanted to post it to show the qualities of oil pastels. I had discussed how much I enjoyed the brilliancy of soft pastels. Well, oil pastels are very rich and deep in color. They smudge a bit and they are not as easy to layer as soft pastels, but they do give a wonderful look. This painting was also fixed which gave it a glossy finish. Let me know what you think of oil pastels. SOLD

1 comment:

MarianneH said...

Wonderful !!!! You should do more horses. Almost looks like a blood bay