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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

Friday, January 13, 2012

Q and A with Carol: "Do you ever do realistic horses?"

No. But I do realistic dogs occasionally. I decided a couple years ago, that I would draw or paint horses in what I call a semi-abstract style and I would depict them moving - galloping, cantering, trotting, jumping etc. I think the movement and energy of horses is perfect for this style. I enjoy the freedom to suggest flowing manes and tails, exaggerated legs and hooves, muscles and necks. However, I always try to keep the eyes more realistic. I want the eyes to always be the center of interest and if they are too abstract, they can be a distraction.

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