About The Artist

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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!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Palm Re-do

Technicolor Palm
Original oil, alkyd on panel

A painter friend of mine liked to say, "Nothing succeeds like excess." I thought of her one-liner while reworking this palm "practice", especially when I added that bright yellow-green on the grass.

Now the coloration of this painting reminds me of the saturated color on those '50's postcards...kind of gives the entire painting a "retro" flavor. What do you think?

Have a great weekend, and I'll see you next week. I have a couple of new paintings to share with you.

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


Sue said...

I really like this retro look. I enjoy receiving your posts and have appreciated your art from the first time I saw it in a Collectors guide from New Mexico. Happy painting!

Carol Adamec said...

Hi, Sue,
Thank you for your comment and for following my blog and artwork. I appreciate your interest.