The Private Tutor in Your Pocket

One of the best mentors you can connect with to catapult your inner artist to new heights and personal satisfaction is you!  This mentor is disguised and often sleeping, waiting to be beckoned.  This mentor won't knock on your door and attempt to convince or cajole.  This mentor...

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An Exceptional Day

 

An Exception Day - May 27, 2020

Some days unfold a bit more miraculously than other days.  Today is one of those days.  The order of my morning rituals ended up a bit jumbled, scrambled and resorted.  The end result left me exhilarated.  Difficult to clarify for you, so I...

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Illustrated Radio Interview

 

Yesterday on Facebook I posted Orbs No. 64, a painting from the Orb Series that began (officially) in December of 2003. The last gift my mother gave to me while she was alive, was my morning visions. Nettie died on New Year's Eve shortly before midnight in 2003.  Another artist, whom I...

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Daily Sketching - Morning Scribbles - Week of April 30 - May 6 2020

 

One never knows how people will respond to drawings and paintings once they are released to the world. Where my drawing ends, the viewer's imagination takes off ... 

My son, Mike, has a mind that never stops playing with different ways to put knowledge, observation and innovation together in...

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Snack Time with an Art Geek

 

Snack Time 2014

Directions:  Slice up one apple and a few veggies:  Preparation time 1 hour and 35 minutes. (Notice the clock on the wall.)

While searching my hard drives for the Flexagon and Polyhedra videos I've made, dating back to 2014, I came upon this ridiculous video that's a...

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May Contest - Extra Special Prize!

 

Celebrating a day without technical difficulties!  I've added an original Color Wheel Mandala that I painted for a recent online course on Skillshare.com/ChrisCarterArt to this month's contest prize!  The original ink and watercolor mandala is in addition to a plethora of art...

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Exercise: Quick Sketches

Exercise: 

 Either carry a small sketchbook and drawing tool in a pocket or place a sketchbook and drawing tool in every room where you spend time on a daily basis.  When you are in that room for more than fifteen minutes, do a quick sketch …. very quick …… no...

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Color Wheel Mandala using only Secondary Colors

Color Wheel Mandala - Flower Petal Design - Secondary Colors

A rainy day is perfect for taking my time mixing colors for a color wheel mandala.  I've recently completed Part Three of the four-part series Color Wheel Mandalas on Skillshare.  Several of the artists who have taken the...

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Never Give Up on your Favorite Techniques

The ink and watercolor technique that brings me the most joy and satisfaction is one that I never expected to be acceptable, respected or commissioned.  I was totally wrong.  

In 2004, life was difficult, more so than normal.  What kept me going was sketching musicians...

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Experiments for Idle Time - Determining Warm or Cool

Yesterday I was contacted by a student who recently signed up for The Color Scheme Game class. He requested faster access to the lessons, having an abundance of idle time in our present pandemic circumstances.  New lessons in most of my classes on Explore With Chris Carter are made available...

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