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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!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Art & Ideas

Moonlight & Datura, 2002
Oil, alkyd on gessoed panel
24" x 22"
Original painting SOLD
Available as LE Giclée on Canvas
or open edition Art Print
Contact Artist for purchase info.

Viewers sometimes ask where I get ideas for my paintings.

Actually, there is no simple, single answer. However, I can offer an example—at least how the painting on today's post "happened" to come together.

While living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I discovered the datura one summer evening at a friend's house. I noticed a large bush by the front door, just loaded with beautiful white flutes which had unfurled into a magnificent blossoms. That image stuck in my mind and led to me to photograph many datura blooms.

Then there was the crisp, fall evening I was driving up my neighborhood street and noticed a full moon floating on a river of light clouds in the night sky. As soon as I got in the door, I grabbed my sketchbook and did a few drawings of what I had just seen, knowing that I would use that image in a painting.

Sometime later, the "Muse of Inspiration" dropped by my studio. (I'm always thrilled when she pays me a visit!) After some tweaking and juggling of images, those two visual experiences became the painting, Moonlight & Datura.

Although the original painting is sold, Moonlight & Datura is available as an Art Print on paper at a modest price. ( Click link at left to visit My ETSY Shop) It is also available in limited edition as a giclée on stretched canvas or on paper. You are welcome to contact me via email for additional information.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday!
Images and artwork ©Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

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