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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

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sedona Cityscape One, abstract cityscape by Carol Engles

8 x 11 watercolor, pastel and charcoal. This piece is bright and has some dark,  rich areas as well. I have been to Arizona, but not to Sedona.  I finished this piece and I needed a name and thought Sedona and the red rocks that are so distinctive to the area would be a good fit. I also thought the lines and squiggles suggest a Southwest feel. I don't always start with a place or city in mind, I just think about the colors I want to use and then it all follows from there.

2 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

Wonderful colors and shapes! I like the way the lines and squiggles add a lot of detail, too.

Carol Engles said...

Thanks Theresa! I thought the squiggles/lines would give it a SW feel. I was afraid at first that it was too red, because I usually use red as an accent, but I
think it works.