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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

Monday, February 8, 2010

Windy Desert Three

10x14 watercolor with pastel and charcoal on paper. I really enjoy doing these "Windy Desert" paintings. I like to work really fast sometimes. These are done especially so! I would argue that artwork doesn't have to be a result of hours of work. Watercolor and drawing media lend themselves to fast work. Watercolor, in particular, is also very unforgiving. You can't work it over easily to correct or redo areas of the painting. Even though this type of work is fast, it is still planned and thought does go into it! Whew! I didn't intend for this to be an art lecture! But, I do believe that there are misconceptions about art media. Oil painting and watercolor are both wonderful, but they take different approaches.

3 comments:

Dana Chabino said...

Vary nice painting! I love the way you did the sky!

Dana

Carol Engles said...

Thanks Dana! I thought this sky turned out pretty well. I love to work in this sketchy style. I have better results when I work fast and loose and don't overwork a painting.

Carol Engles said...

Thanks Dana! I thought this sky turned out pretty well. I love to work in this sketchy style. I have better results when I work fast and loose and don't overwork a painting.