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 pet 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 text me at: (951) 704-2440 carolengles.artspan.com Art copyrighted 2008-2021

Monday, December 12, 2011

Q and A with Carol: "Are your colors really that bright or do you enhance them?

I was just asked this question. In many of my paintings, I use watercolor and acrylic as an under painting and then finish with soft pastels.  Soft pastels can be subtle or muted or they can be very vivid or bright. They really do jump off the page. And, under glass, they are even more vivid.  The large pastel makers including Sennelier, Rembrandt and others offer hundreds of colors. The sky is really the limit. So, yes, my paintings really are bright. Of course, everyone's computer screen varies, so we all see a some what different intensity.

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