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

Sunday, March 6, 2011

City Party Two

8 x 10 watercolor with pastel on paper. I am doing a series of these. They would be fun grouped together I think. I really have no idea where these come from. I just have a whimsical thought I guess and then this is the result. Every now and then someone asks me about my creative process. I think of these works in terms of balance first and then color. I try to make sure that all "the parts" fit and are ultimately pleasing to the eye.  And the same for the colors. The obvious thing in this piece, is how the blue balances from the bottom corner to the opposite upper corner. And the neutral colors are in the other corners.


Cindy Michaud said...

It works! and the city reference is most appropriate...

Carol Engles said...

Thanks Cindy! I have fun doing these. I try to make them as abstract as possible and then add just a hint of a "city".