A Challenging Font

March 29, 2020

What a strange time this is.  My daily routine has hardly changed at all ... one of the great positive aspects of being an artist and self-employed.  While at the same time, the daily routine of most of the world has changed dramatically and will, I doubt, never return to...

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Perpetual Plant Journal

 

This is a good time to begin a Perpetual Journal whether it be of plants ... or something else.

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A year ago I’d never heard of a perpetual journal.  I was introduced to the concept last April when visiting my friend, Jill Richards, in Wales.  Each week,...

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Difficult Times

color wheel Mar 22, 2020

My art career was going well … finally.  I was represented by several galleries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  I was one of the top three vendors in the previous two Mansion in May designer showcases, a month long fundraising event for Morristown Memorial Hospital.  My...

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New Contest Celebrating Launch of DIY Body Easel Class on Skillshare

Celebrating the launch of a new class on skillshare.com/ChrisCarterArt

DIY Body Easel for sketching and painting when standing.

The winner will be drawn at 4 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The drawing will be live on both Instagram and Facebook.

The...

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Morning Scribbler: Feb. 20 - 26, 2020

 

Sometimes I feel I'm using my precious time poorly, spending it editing photographs, videos and text to post online in blogs, websites and learning forums. Time is so precious ... and so is the opportunity to inspire others to nurture our human instinct to be creative, to see the world around us...

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Perpetual Architecture Journal

Don't forget that the drawing to win the Super Small Watercolor Travel Kit is happening at 4pm EST this Sunday, March 1, 2020!  Post a project in on of my Skillshare Classes to enter! (See below for the link to my Skillshare Page.

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Working in my Perpetual Plant Journal has been so...

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Win a Super Small Watercolor Travel Kit!

Beginning with my newest course on Skillshare that launched earlier this week, each time I publish a new class I'll celebrate by running a contest that anyone, of any age, anywhere in the world, may enter. The drawing for the winner will be presented live on Instagram and Facebook. ...

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Value Sketches When Traveling Light

 

Caput mortuum is my favorite pigment for monochromatic en plein air sketches.  I fell in love with it when I first began focusing on architecture sketching on the streets of Belleville, Paris.  Finding one pigment that can produce atmospheric dark values and beautiful light values makes...

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Join me as a Morning Scribbler

 

Being an insomniac has advantages.  It allows me many more hours to come up with ways to demonstrate drawing and painting techniques.  It also creates more time in my day to turn some of my ideas into reality.  My goal has always been to master skills that will help me grow as...

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Contour Drawing - Stone Teapot

 

Two years ago I purchased an ISKN tablet to capture digital versions of drawings to share with my students during workshops and to post as examples in the online courses I was just beginning to create.  I'm too in love with my fountain pen gliding across real paper in a sketchbook. ...

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