Friday, September 27, 2019

a little jaunty

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Painting a rooster was just what the doctor ordered yesterday.  It was fun using such bright colors and mostly a palette knife . I love to start slinging the paint around and using quick, but thoughtful strokes to add interest and action.  This fellow is painted on a 15 x 30" canvas.

I will be in Atlanta tomorrow and Sunday for the Old Fourth Ward Art Festival.  Sept 28, 10-5 and the 29, 11-5. The following weekend I will be in Louisville, KY.  More about that and my other shows coming up later.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

come along

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This is an 18 x 36" commissioned piece for a friend. I get in lots of discussions about cows when I am at art shows.  Of course you have the people who are original and moo when they pass my booth.  Never heard that before.  Don't be mean Carol! I am still not sure why I am so interested in cows.  I "think" it is because of the calming and curious looks they have.  All I know is that I can not get enough of them and am so glad that so many others feel the same way.

I will be in Atlanta this Saturday and Sunday for the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival.  Sept 28 and 29.  Come see me but please do not moo.  The following weekend I will be in Louisville, KY for the St James Court Art Festival. Oct 4-6.  First time in this show for me.  My parents lived in Louisville for eight years several years ago so I am looking forward to going back.

One more thing!  I am doing a workshop at my home studio in Birmingham, AL Feb 7 and 8.  The January workshop is filled so this is for folks who could not make it.  January and February are great months to treat yourself to something fun.  Email me at carolcarmike@att.net for information.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

late season

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I brought some cotton back from my trip up to Huntsville, AL for the Monte Sano Art Show.  My sister lives on some acreage several miles from Huntsville and there is cotton planted on their land.  It is beautiful and mostly open now.  There are some buds that are still trying to bloom.  It is a beautiful plant.  This is painted on an 18 x 24" canvas.

I had a great show in Huntsville and am looking forward to my next one this weekend in Atlanta.  It is the Old Fourth Ward Arts festival held in Old 4th Ward park.  It is Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-5.  The following weekend I will be in Louisville, KY for the Saint James Court  Art Show.  Friday, Sat and Sunday, Oct 4, 5 and 6. Then I will be in Carrollton, GA the following weekend.  I know!  Sounds crazy and yes I am.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

summer's end

If only this were true!  We continue to be hot and dry here in Alabama. I painted this on a 24 x 30" canvas.  It will be with me at one of my upcoming shows. They are as follows:

Monte Sano art Festival , Huntsville, AL  Sept 21 and 22

Atlanta Old 4th Ward Art Festival , Atlanta . Sept 28 and 29

St James Art Festival, Louisville, KY Oct 4-6

Carrollton Festival of the Arts, Carrollton, GA Oct 12 and 13

Moss Rock Arts Festival, Hoover, AL  Nov 2 and 3

Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, LA  Nov 9 and 10

Open studio , Vestavia Hills, AL Nov 14

I had a wonderful group of artists in my workshop last weekend.  We worked on still life and loose figures.  Below is a picture of our group. We worked so hard that I failed to get pictures of their work.  It is a shame because they did some great pieces.
My next scheduled workshop is Jan 17 and 18.  We will be focusing on still life and animals.  It is filling up fast so I may add one the first weekend in February.  Email me at carolcarmike@att.net for information.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

my sunshine

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I had one of those days today where painting did not come easily.  Not a great feeling since I am teaching a workshop in a couple of days.  I have only known one artist to say while attending his workshop that he never messed up while painting.  Um hum....I learned some from him but left a day early.  A little too proud of himself.  Well.... I mess up plenty.  I kept working through this until I was happy with it.  It is painted on a 16 x 20" canvas.

Monday, September 2, 2019

in sync

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I got back in the studio today after traveling for a couple of weeks.  Not very sure why I painted this but I am happy with it.  I am teaching a workshop Sept 13 and 14 and day two is using palette knives so maybe that is why this happened.  I was trying to be very thoughtful about what I included.  I am a bit of an impatient person so it is not easy for me.  This is painted on a 15 x 30" canvas.