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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, February 15, 2010

Stones & Sherds

Stones & Sherds
Original oil, alkyd on wood panel
12 x 12"

Today's posted image is a painting I did for the Harwood Art Center's annual 12x12 fundraiser, held in November. The Harwood supplies the 12" x 12" blank wood panels and the artists supply the creativity.

It's amazing to see what each artist does on that format, which can range from traditional oil painting to contemporary photography, mixed media, collage, watercolor, and even sculpture!

The opening is quite an event, since many of the artists are very well known—locally, nationally, and internationally. Since every 12x12 sells for the same price ($144), it's a great opportunity to purchase an original for a very reasonable price.

Before the gallery doors swing open at 6pm, there's a long line of excited buyers hoping to get their first choice. However, it takes a quick eye and fast cash to take home the artwork you desire, since there's no preview and the sales are first come/first serve. By the time the evening is over, most of the pieces are sold.

I was very pleased to have Stones & Sherds purchased by a friend of mine.

Thanks for taking a look. Have a great week.

Text and image ©2010 Carol Adamec. All rights reserved.

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