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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!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Blue Gate ... Done!

Blue Gate, 2009
Original: Oil & alkyd on panel
10" x 8" unframed

I enjoyed a very nice weekend, moseying around the Pena Blanca, Santo Domingo and Cochiti areas located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. My artist friend Sondra Diepen and I spent several hours just driving down the road, stopping to take pictures whenever something caught our attention.

The day was warm and sunny, and artistically successful, too, as I took several photos that will lead to new paintings. Already I am working on one that will be on an 18" x 24" stretched canvas. I'll keep you posted as the painting develops.

I did work in the studio last Friday, completing the Blue Gate painting, featured as today's post. This was a fun piece to do and felt "right" from the start, even when doing the grisaille (see January 5 post). A few readers told me that they liked that version, before any color was added. It will be interesting to see what they (or you) think of the completed image. Please feel free to post your opinion below. Just click the "Comment" link just below this text.

Also, I will be leading a discussion, along with ShaRi Brooks, entitled "Creating an Internet Presence/Selling Your Artwork Online" at the Rainbow Artists meeting, this Wednesday, starting at 8pm. The event is free and open to the public, and being held at the Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn SE, Albuquerque, (south on Louisiana, east on Kathryn). Free parking is available.

Hope your Monday is an easy one. See you Thursday.
Text and image © 2009 Carol Adamec. All rights reserved.


Sonny said...

What an appropriate piece for an innauguration!

An inviting presence to an as of yet uncertain point beyond where we all stand, the reverse "Z," even "Blue Gate" rhymes with "blue state."

So many timely interpretations!

Carol Adamec said...

Thank you, Sonny, for your comments and associations. I am always interested in viewers' ideas and insights about my work. I appreciate the time you took to share your observations.

Flying Colors said...

Absolutely love this piece...
It's like the "Doorway to Heaven"...
Thank you for painting it!

Carol Adamec said...

Thank You for your "inspired" comment!

Flying Colors said...

This painting is beautiful! I am so happy to own it and it will be cherished, perfect size for that intimate place where you want a touch of sky & hope!