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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 5, 2009

New Beginnings

"Blue Gate" (grisaille)
Original oil & alkyd on canvas panel
10 x 8"

Happy New Year, Dear Readers! I hope 2009 is off to a great beginning for all of you.

I was fortunate to spend four days playing and relaxing in Chama, New Mexico. Chama is just a few miles south of the Colorado border, where an accumulation of well over 6 feet of snow offered great snowshoeing and pristine winter vistas worthy of any "Scenic America" calendar.

Like those of you who are back in the office today, I'm back in the studio thinking about new paintings to start. Today's post shows the grisaille (done in burnt umber) of a new 8x10 painting, "Blue Gate", I've just begun. By Thursday, I intend to have all the basic colors in place.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at today's post. Have an easy week. See you Thursday!
Text and photo ©Carol Adamec 2009. All rights reserved.

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