About this blog

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My passion is painting from direct observation in both oil and gouache, indoors and out, sometimes in the rain, very, very rarely in the ice. I like the vitality and physicality of plein air painting. It hints of extreme sport with police encounters, slippery slopes and lightening storms.

I returned to oil painting, from the world of child rearing. The abstract expressionism of my education seemed so last century. I leapt even further back with a wooden French easel and headed out into the fresh air. I’m intrigued by contradictions, carrying a 19th century art kit into the 21st century wondering what makes a piece of the moment.

To see my daily drawing and painting work, starting in January 2007, go to Carol’s Art Blog

4 Responses to About this blog

  1. Carol,
    I saw your work at the Danforth museum patrons’ preview the other night (I have a couple pieces in the show as well), and just wanted to say I thought it was wonderful. Simple shapes, perfect value structure – poetry!

    • Thanks so much, Chris. There’s a randomness to painting plein air – trying to capture a moment can work or not – and its very satisfying when successful. Your illustration work is very powerful.

      Carol

  2. Karla says:

    Carol I really love your stuff – was crazy about it at small wonders –
    thanks for sharing you – with me…… – I had fun !!! Karla

  3. Marcia Rodiek Soellner says:

    Carol, I always enjoy your exquisite paintings, you have brought the outdoors to us through your plein air work, thank you, proud to be your friend and former classmate! I hope someday to see you, and your work in person!! Marcia Rodiek Soellner 4-1-13

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