Author Archives: Carol

About Carol

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

Art in the Time of Corona: week 1

My oil paints are in my studio, my acrylics are in a barn in Vermont and I, now with the attention span of a fruit fly, am sequestered at home with gouache, watercolors, pastels, crayons, inks and, thankfully, paper. It’s … Continue reading

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Demo – drawing on Dura Lar

Photos courtesy of Kai Alexis Smith, Architecture and Design Librarian at MIT Libraries

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Drawing in the Galleries, Wednesdays at the MFA, Boston.

Terrific program at the MFA on Wednesday evenings – 3 hours (6-9pm) but drop in and leave as works for you) of drawing with a model in the galleries.

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Beginning: cyclamen

Scaling up to a 24×24 canvas. I want a bit more freedom & broad strokes that can come with this scale. I will be limited to just daytime painting to add a bit of backlight.

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Just needs a frame: another one leaves the nest

On the Road to Carrizozo: painted from my memories of driving in the desert at dawn in New Mexico. I’m indecisive about the frame and have ordered another frame to try – a  floater frame that will be a warm … Continue reading

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On the easel . . .

Lots of “painting it on” and “scraping it off” lately, with an orange bug brought back from Alamogordo NM.

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Hangings are happening

My painting, Hot Day Cool Brook was selected for Concord Art’s MJ1 show, juried by Emily Eveleth and Penn Young. January 16—February 9, 2020. Opening reception: January 16, 6-8PM. There will be wonderful art to see – you should go! … Continue reading

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Back to the studio – work in progress

This painting has issues but I’ve got time. Uniquely for me, I’m working from memory (an absolutely gorgeous sunrise drive across the desert seared into my neurons) and a few very poor photos.    

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