Author Archives: Carol

About Carol

A mild-mannered mom, and wielder of oil paint coated brushes.

Poppies in Progress

As usual, I’m not effectively asserting control over my life and did not get to the studio this weekend, but I got an electrician in for badly needed fixes! This has happened in the past month. Work In Progress.

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Fun with Graphite

Graphite on Dura Lar is a fun combination – and here’s my COVID-19 selfie.

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A gouache afternoon, covid continues

A quiet Saturday afternoon with my gouache and a handful of carnations. Nice to paint after all the ink drawings that I’ve been doing. In other living room/studio work, I’m taking tentative attempts with silver point and gessoing panels for … Continue reading

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And then I have been sketching

And then I have been sketching, mostly with a Japanese brush pen that still seems awkward. Just keeping things simple, like meditation.    

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Dead flowers – is it a Corona thing?

I don’t have oil paints at home where I’ve been since March 13. I do have gouache, an opaque water soluble paint. A quick visit to my studio a month ago made clear to me that it wasn’t a good … Continue reading

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Other things?

Two images of iconic Boston views that I drew for my own coloring book were selected by Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley for a #BosKidsatHome coloring book – have fun – http://www.votemattomalley.com/boskids  

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1st time out for Plein Air is always . . . an event?

First time out to paint this spring, trying out a newish easel at my favorite empty industrial park – yes, it’s 2020. Was close to finished and the wind blew everything over and smeared the painting. Nowhere to go but … Continue reading

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A virtual exhibit –

EARTH MONTH: FRESHWATER AND OUR WATERSHED April 15 – May 20, 2020 – a virtual exhibit through Concord Umbrella, includes 2 of my plein air pieces painted at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. From the website: Water in all its … Continue reading

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