About Me

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 2008-2018

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Yellow Gold and Charcoal

17x23 watercolor with pastel and charcoal. I, once again, can't help myself when it comes to charcoal! I am so intrigued by the line and sketchy quality it produces. I am going to get some larger paper this week. I want to translate this loose, energetic style to a larger size and see what happens!


Anonymous said...

Carol, I love your use of line in your new piece. The rhythm creates such a playful feel. The yellow draws me in! ~Jennifer

Carol Engles said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for your comments. I am having so much fun with this "line thing"! When I studied art, we usually used charcoal in the traditional style of blending and smudging, which, of course, is wonderful . BUT, I am having more interesting results using it in a linear, sketchy way. I may post some life drawing pieces that I did as a student, just for fun to see what I did in class.