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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, June 5, 2008

GOOD NEWS...Follow up

Heads or Tails, 2008
Oil on canvas panel
8" x 10" unframed
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As you may recall from my May 21 post, I had two flower paintings accepted for the Orlando Museum 's "1st Thursdays" event. The third entry (which was "rejected") was Heads or Tails, shown here.

Ironically, when I went to check in the paintings at the Museum yesterday morning, the receiving staff asked for Morning Tulips and Heads or Tails! Apparently, there was a mix up, but they took the two flower pieces for the showing.

So, I thought I would show my blog readers what the Museum goers missed last night. Heads or Tails was based on a photograph I snapped in Shanghai on my trip to China in November 2000. Even though, on one hand, Shanghai is a modern mega-tropolis that makes New York City look like a small town, there are still many open air markets and and street vendors that sell "fresh"...really fresh...consumables.

My interest in doing this image was the challenge of painting the exquisite range of reds in the picture. I also enjoyed figuring out how to create the visual texture of fish scales. (I used a piece of plastic mesh.)

Many thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate your interest, support, encouragement, and comments.

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


Ann said...

So what was the response at the show? I am certain the crowd went wild over your work...right? Do tell all!

Carol Adamec said...

Hi, Ann, thanks for asking. My Florida fan club (my sister, her husband, his daughter, her roommate) liked the two paintings. Other viewers made comments, like, "Beautiful" or "Nice." Mostly, folks were surprised that the pieces were paintings...not photographs!