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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, November 8, 2010

October Pond Two

10 x 14 mixed media on paper.  Another "pond".  A relatively simple painting that " I took out of my head."  Grasses, brush, trees and a hint of water done again in Fall colors. Hope you like it!

4 comments:

Ashley Anna Busch said...

This is so stunning, I love it! How do you go about your process? I'd be really interested in seeing a piece in progress!

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful fall colors and wonderful textures!

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

Thank you Ashley and Theresa!
To answer your question: technically, I do the background or underpainting in acrylic or watercolor and then add the dry media - pastels, charcoal, crayons etc. I am usually in a relaxed state when I do the abstract landscapes. They are the easiest style that I do. My cityscapes and horses are more demanding for me. Also, I work best early in the morning. I work for a few hours in my studio and then I go out to the horses. I think about what I am going to do the next day before I go to bed. Enough on me! What about your processes! I would love to know!