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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!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Different Strokes....

Moon Crazy (Luna Loca)
Oil, alkyd on canvas over panel.
Original available: 30" x 36"
Contact Artist to purchase.

The painting featured today began as an abstract image, a rare venture for me to attempt. I prepared the canvas by stretching it over a masonite, gessoing the canvas, and then applying a spray-on texture to give the canvas a rough surface; and then began painting the abstract image. After several weeks of work, the painting was finished. I even framed it.

After several more weeks, I was "over it" and decided to recycle the canvas, intending to use it at a later time. As I was randomly repainting the canvas, the image of a wild horse—legs splayed out, tossing its head—just "appeared." I was so surprised by this apparition, but decided to "go with the flow." After refining some details and adding the full moon, it was done. I named it Moon Crazy or "Luna Loca." The entire transformation, from abstract painting to expressionistic image, took about 5 days!

This painting always evokes a definitive response—folks either love it or hate it. My son and daughter-in-law selected a large giclée of Moon Crazy for Christmas two years ago, while a friend of mine, who was coming to my house one evening, asked me to hang the painting in another room, out of her sight!

That's the great thing about art: There are different strokes for different folks!

The original painting, completed in 2000, is available for purchase. Moon Crazy is also available as a limited edition giclée on stretched in several sizes, and as an open edition Art Print via my ETSY store: www.CarolAdamec.etsy.com. For more information or questions you may have, please email me.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day. See you Friday!
Images and artwork copyright ©Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

Flying Colors said...

Paintings can have a mind of their own, this one decided to be a horse and blue! I like what you did with the tail and mane swishing it with the sky and moon like clouds.

Thanks for the good wishes on my exhibit! Wish you were here...