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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, January 31, 2011

San Diego Bay Two

5 x 7 watercolor with pastel on paper. This is my second San Diego Bay. I plan to do larger versions of both. This one is more detailed than the first. I want to only suggest boats, docks and water. This is why I enjoy abstract so much - it's up to your imagination to see what you want to see! I have had lots of training in realism and I enjoy it as well, but abstract is so much fun. And abstract artists will tell you, it is harder to do than it looks. This was a puzzle - I needed to balance the shapes, colors and lines so it all tied together. Hope you like it and San Diego Bay One, too.

2 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Carol, I enjoy your art and bright colors very much. Abstract is a mystery to me, but I like the idea and hope to learn more.

Carol Engles said...

Hi Carol! Thanks for your comment. I enjoy your art as well. I have no doubt you can do any style you want in your art! Your still lifes are especially nice.