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!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Revisiting Coronado

Plein Air Landscape Sketch #12, 2015.
Oil on cartonboard, mounted on panel. 5"x7"
A couple of weeks go, I joined the Monday Painters at Coronado State Monument for a morning of plein air painting. It was warm and hazy, with clouds overhead. We've been having more rain than usual, so the Sandia Mountains are green with vegetation, looking velvety from a distance.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Enjoy your special day tomorrow.–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Text and image ©2015 Carol L. Adamec

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mercury Retrograde Re-do

To the Quiet Place, 2013-2015.
Original plein air painting in oil, alkyd, 6"x8"
As a casual student of astrology, I do pay attention to Mercury retrograde periods and use those weeks to re-do paintings that are unfinished or need an overhaul.

This is a plein air piece that I painted up in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains back in May of 2013. I was never quite satisfied with it. So a few weeks ago, during the recent Mercury retrograde (May 18-June 11), I put the painting back on the easel and reworked the composition and color. I'm much happier with it now.

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking a look at my artwork. Have a great week!

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Text and image ©2015 Carol L. Adamec

Friday, June 5, 2015

You're Invited...

I am pleased to invite you to the Artists Opening Reception of "The Art of the Flower", tomorrow evening (Saturday, June 6) from 5 to 7:30pm, at the New Mexico Art League, located at 3409 Juan Tabo NE in Albuquerque.

Three of my small flower paintings were accepted into this exhibit—all spiffed up in pretty custom gold frames—on display now through July 11.  


This is one of the Art League's most popular shows, so I hope you will be at the opening reception. See you there! 

For those of you who live out of town, here's a little "sneak preview" of my work:


Top: Sunbathers, 2014  SOLD
Original oil painting on panel, 4"x6"

Bottom left: Blue (Morning Glories), 2014  SOLD
Original oil painting on panel, 6"x4"

Bottom right: Floating Rose, 2014  SOLD
Original oil painting on panel, 6"x4"
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Text and image ©2015 Carol L. Adamec. All rights reserved.

Paintings are available for purchase during the exhibition by calling the New Mexico Art League, 505.293.5034 or inquiries via email: bnelson.newmexicoartleague@gmail.com. The NM Art League is open TU - Sat, 10am-4pm.