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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, October 26, 2008

Happy Accidents

"Fingernail Moon"
by Carol Adamec
Original, "Mini-Painting"
Oil & alkyd on canvas panel
1.75" x 8" • SOLD

I have mostly wet paintings in the studio right now. So I chose to share this "mini-painting" with you today—since it was dry enough to put on the scanner. (Sometimes, what works is what gets done!)

The odd size is due to the fact that I had trimmed a canvas panel for another small painting, leaving this piece as a scrap. I painted some color on it one afternoon, and then added more paint the next afternoon. Voila! a sunset landscape appeared—sort of a "happy accident." I added a few details, like the sliver of moon, and the painting was finished.

Thanks for taking a quick look. See you Wednesday.

PS: If you only received the "Canyons" image from last Friday's post, I apologize. There was a outage on Blogger when I was uploading the entry, and the text was deleted when first published. Here's the link, if you wish to read it: http://caroladamec.blogspot.com/2008/10/wild-new-mexico.html
Image & text © 2008 Carol Adamec. All rights reserved.

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