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!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

12 Days until Mother's Day....

Hearts and Flowers, 2013. (Hand Colored on ricepaper)
How about some "Hearts and Flowers" for Mom?
See other artworks at www.ArtByCarolAdamec.ETSY.com

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spring Lilies for Mom...

Spring Lilies, 2013. Boogie Board Drawing w/ Photoshop Coloration
Available for purchase in my ETSY shop:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

21 Days Until Mother's Day...

Garden Varieties #7 in Golden Light, 2013.
Garden Varieties #7: In Golden Light, 2013.

Printed on archival rice paper.
Handcolored with Prismacolor pencil, color inks, and metallic gold.
Comes in 8" x 10" black mat.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
A One-of-a-kind mixed media artwork.

To purchase

Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy a wonderful day.
Text and photo ©2013 Carol L. Adamec. All rights reserved. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring ... and Mother's Day

Garden Varieties #6 w/ Gold Drops, 2013. Mixed media on rice paper.
Now that we've made it through Tax Day, we can turn out thoughts to Spring, gardening, flowers, and the next major celebration: Mother's Day, coming up on Sunday, May 12, just about 3 weeks away.

I've been looking through the hand colored version of my Boogie Board drawings and found one to give to my mother for her special day in May.

However, there are several others, like the image posted today, that are quite nice, too. So, for the next few weeks, I thought I would share these with you, Dear Readers, in case you are looking to give to your Mom (or someone else special) something a little different this year. (Today's image is Garden Varieties #6, w/ Gold Drops.)

Printed on archival rice paper, each Boogie Board drawing is embellished with color pencil, color inks, and/or metallic media, creating a truly, one-of-a-kind mixed media artwork. Each one is matted and ready to go into a standard size 8" x 10" frame. The price for each hand colored version varies.

To purchase, go to www.ArtByCarolAdamec.ETSY.com.

Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy a wonderful day.
Text and photo ©2013 Carol L. Adamec. All rights reserved.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Florida Waterlilies

Waterlilies, 2013, Original Boogie Board Drawing.
Available for purchase at www.ArtByCarolAdamec.ETSY.com.

It's been awhile since I posted on my blog, due to the fact that my elderly mother took a bad fall in early March and was hospitalized twice within a 12-day period. So I drove to Florida to give my sister some help in caring for our mother for the past month. (Mom's doing fine now. )

I didn't have the spare time to do any art while away. But being in Florida put me in the mood to finish up this Boogie Board drawing which I drew probably a year ago at Lake Lily in Orlando. When I got home to Albuquerque last week and back into the studio, I was primed to finish it.

That happens occasionally: I get all fired up about starting a piece, work on it to a point, and then just leave it. Sometimes it never gets finished and sometimes it does.

Thanks for taking a look. Enjoy your day.
Text and photo ©2013 Carol L. Adamec. All rights reserved.