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!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Autumn Twilight

Autumn Leaves #9 (Twilight), 2014.
Original, Oil on Cartonboard, mounted on panel, 6"x4".
New Mexico has the most gorgeous twilight skies, like the one in this Autumn Leaf painting.
Thanks for taking a look!
Text and image ©2014 Carol L. Adamec. All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Eye Dazzlers in Nature

Autumn Leaf #8 (Turquoise Sky), 2014. Oil on carton panel, 4" x 6".

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
—Albert Camus

Another red leaf, with a turquoise sky in the background! 
Thanks for taking a look. Enjoy a wonderful week.
Image and text ©Carol L Adamec, 2014. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cottonwood Yellow

Autumn Leaf #7 (Cottonwood Yellow), 2014.
Original oil painting on cartonboard, mounted on panel, 6" x6"

There are several cottonwood trees in the neighborhood where I live—most quite large and undoubtedly quite old. I am sure a few of them were here long before the conquistadores ventured into this area.

There are two cottonwoods on the property I rent. Over the past two months they have changed from green to light yellow, to golden, to deep yellow, almost orange, with most of the leaves still on the trees.

I went out in the yard a few days ago and picked up a leaf to paint. It's nice to have something so colorful right outside your door, waiting to be painted.

Thanks for taking a look. Enjoy your day.

Image & text ©Carol L Adamec, 2014. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Red Leaf

Autumn Leaf #6 (Red Leaf), 2014. Original oil on gessoed panel, 6"x6".
"And all the lives we ever lived 
and all the lives to be 
are full of trees and changing leaves..." 
— from Charles Elton's poem, "Luriana Lurilee" 

Our lovely New Mexico autumn continues...
Image & text ©Carol L Adamec, 2014. All rights reserved.