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

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Violet Marsh Seven

5x7 acrylic with pastel on paper. I have done several of these. I just love this color combination.. I have done a couple large pieces as well and I am pleased with the way they have come together. Deep violet with gold or bronze is very rich and dramatic I think. I thought of putting in a grey sky but I thought the robin egg blue was a better fit.


Kim Blair said...

Hi Carol:
Yes, I love the splash of purple in this one too. Fun and lively, but also with a touch of magic.

Carol Engles said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for your nice comment. Soft pastels are so brilliant - they allow me to have so much fun with color.

Soft Pastel News said...

Carol, that touch of red next to violet is beautiful.

Carol Engles said...

Thank for your comment! I really like to use red as an accent. I am so glad that you like it in this piece!