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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, June 12, 2014

Equine Sketch Two, ink sketch by Carol Engles


 18 x 24 ink sketch on paper. This is an example of how I practice sketching horses. I do these without looking at photos. I just quickly do them from memory. The purpose of this is to keep my technique free and loose. I think it is really important to practice and not be afraid to make a mistake. When you are too conscious of that, you lose the flow and spontaneity in your work.

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