Friday, March 3, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Last 3 Days of "Biologique"

Cinnabar, mixed media on rice paper, 14x11."
This is the third artwork of mine included in the current exhibit, "Biologique", which I am pleased to report sold during the exhibit.

I have create several versions of this image, with different colorings and materials. For me the design has an Asian feel to it, and with this coloration reminded me of Chinese cinnabar--hence the title.

The "Biologique" exhibit runs thru this Saturday at the New Mexico Art League, 3409 Juan Tabo NE in Albuquerque. Viewing hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am-4pm.
Text and image ©2017 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Last Week to See "Biologique"

Rising Moon, original mixed media, 10x8".
This is another artwork of mine included in the current exhibit, "Biologique" at the The New Mexico Art League, located at 3409 Juan Tabo NE (just behind the Albuquerque Public Library on the west side of the street). Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Everyone seems to love those blues! (And many thanks to the gallery visitor who purchased this piece!)
Text and image ©2017 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Last Week to see "Biologique"!

Royal Garden, mixed media, 18" x 14" framed, $595.
I was very pleased to have all three of my entries accepted into this exhibit at the New Mexico Art League, located at 3409 Juan Tabo NE (just behind the Albuquerque Public Library on the west side of the street).

I was out of town for the opening, so I went to see the show last week. The theme of "Biologique" is Nature and natural forms, and there was quite a variety of interpretations in the exhibit, done in every medium imaginable, all very high quality.

Shown above is one of my art works in "Biologique." This piece is from my "In a Japanese Garden" series, and is named Royal Garden for the purple color, which was a hue only worn by royalty or those of high rank in Japanese traditional culture.

The show ends this Saturday, February 25. The NM Art League is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Love Day to You!

Hearts & Flowers (Dotted Swiss), mixed media on rice paper
Available for purchase on ETSY.

"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature
and embroidered by imagination."

Monday, January 23, 2017

Today's Advice from Elizabeth Taylor

Original painting by Carol L. Adamec:
Black Purse, Red Lipstick, Oil on panel, 8"x10" $325 (framed)
Contact Artist to Purchase.
"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together."
––Elizabeth Taylor
Text and image ©2017 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New Painting at the Weyrich Gallery

Zen Garden Blossoms, 2016. Original mixed media on panel. Image: 12x12"
Today's blogpost features a new painting from my ongoing series "In a Japanese Garden." Painted in gouache on rice paper with gold metallic enhancements, the image also incorporates Chinese texts and characters.

In my research of Japanese art, history, and culture for this series, it was interesting to discover the impact and influence of Chinese culture on the development of Japanese civilization. Still today modern Japanese writing system contains several thousand Chinese characters known as kanji.

In this painting I have drawn on both cultures to create the image: The Chinese text is in the traditional vertical style of writing that the Japanese call tategaki, while the background of the blossoms uses the color blending seen in traditional Japanese woodblock prints.

The painting is available for purchase at the Weyrich Gallery located at 2935 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 / 505.883-7410.

Text and Image ©2016 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.
You may now view this blog over an encrypted connection by visiting

Monday, November 14, 2016

Painting the Season

Bosque Cottonwoods, 2016. Original painting, oil on panel, 6" x 8"
Autumn is my favorite season, no matter where I live. Perhaps it's the cooler weather, the quality of the air, the color changes in the foliage...probably, it's all three.

So, two weeks ago when the Monday Plein Air Painters gathered at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House to paint, I grabbed my outdoor painting gear and joined them. What a lovely morning! And what a lovely location to paint.
Located in the South Valley of Albuquerque the Gutierrez-Hubbell homesite goes back to the 1850's, when it was the home of Julianna Gutierrez and James Hubbell. They had 8 children and their property also served as a farm, ranch, mercantile and trading post for the family business. Having been restored in recent years by Bernalillo County, the house and 10 acres is a historical and cultural site, one of six New Mexico sites named to the Register of Historic Places.

I wandered down to the acequia (the man-made water channel that the Spanish hand-dug for irrigation purposes) to paint the cottonwood trees that were just beginning to take on their yellow tinge of autumn. 

It's been quite awhile since I've painted en plein air. But it was good to refresh my efforts and a wonderful place and day to do so.
FYI: The Gutierrez-Hubbell House is located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque. Open Tu - Sat, 10-2pm.

Image and text ©2016 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Now Showing in Memphis, TN (Part 2)

Floating Rose Kimono, 2016, Gouache, gold on gessoed panel 22 x 18' (framed size)

Here's the second painting I have in the "Summer Group Exhibition 2016" at L Ross Gallery in Memphis now through July 30.

The L Ross Gallery is located at 5040 Sanderlin Avenue (Suite 104), Memphis, 38117. The gallery is open Tuesday - Friday, 10-5pm, Sat 11-3pm.  You can also see the exhibit online.

Thanks for taking a moment to read my blog. Stay cool!
Image and text ©2016 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.