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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Jemez Pot with Feathers, 2008

Jemez Pot with Feathers, 2008
Original painting
Oil and alkyd on canvas panel

7" x 5" unframed

I like to poke around garage sales, flea markets, and Goodwill type stores for collectibles. (My 84-year old mother has been an Antiques Roadshow fan for years and it has rubbed off on me!) It's also a great way to find things to paint.

Just around the corner from my studio here in Florida is a Goodwill store where I found this small hand painted pot from the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico. I love the scalloped rim, the traditional butterfly design, and the colors. It's even signed by the artist, too!

Having lived in Albuquerque for 10 years, I've been to Jemez many times—a beautiful place with lots of red rock. So I was thrilled to find this piece of pottery, add the feathers, and happy to paint from direct observation. I was hoping that that I could complete this as "A Painting A Day" (a new challenge I've taken on this year) but it took me two days.

This original painting is available for purchase on Etsy: www.CarolAdamec.etsy.com.

Thanks for dropping by. Your questions and comments are welcome.

See you Wednesday!

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Ann said...


Congrats on the new blog! I love your piece and the peace that Florida is providing for you. I look forward to seeing more of your work!


Flying Colors said...

Beauuuutiful Carol,
I am so trilled you have a blog now to show your wonderful paintings! Sweet "Jemez Pot" you have here, nice colors, wish I could afford it.
Thanks for the link, I'm putting you on my list also. Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
Happy to hear that you're melding in and at you easel. I look forward to seeing more in the future. Nice painting.