Joy Through Observation

 

The last two weeks have been utterly chaotic and challenging.  With very little notice I was invited to participate in another online, international interview event.  I was also asked to create a free gift for listeners that was based on a solo exhibit I had back in 2008.  With...

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Musicians - Dip Pen and Watercolor In the Dark

Three to four nights a week I braved the darkness of night, alone, to drive to Easton, PA where I spent the next four hours dipping my pen into ink and mixing colors I couldn't see in the poorly lit pubs. The live music, sounds of the crowd and the movements of musicians, dancers and drinkers...

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Strokes with Watercolor and Brush

figures line watercolor Sep 05, 2020

Back in 2004 I had the good fortune of working with BT.  He showed up to one of Pat Sonne's en plein air life drawing sessions. Pat and I had just begun collaborating on what we called Zakar Events.  We attended local pubs where Pat moved to the live music as I sketched,...

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Body Easels - Board Accessories and Sketchbooks

 

In the recent class I published on Skillshare, Painting Hedgerows in Watercolor, I used my DIY body easel in the en plein air painting demonstration.  The above video was included as one of the lessons in the class to show how all my tools are securely attached to my easel making it far...

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Feeling Rather Embarrassed

 

For over two years I've had this wonderful website on the Kajabi platform to teach extensive, deep-dive online classes.  It is exactly what I dreamt of being able to do for more than a decade before Kajabi entered onto the scene.  At the same time, I was traveling extensively, fewer...

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Painting a Hedgerow in Watercolor

Slowly making my way back to creating en plein air videos to share with you in the current and upcoming online classes both on Skillshare.com/chriscarterart and here on ExploreWithChrisCarter.com.  To introduce this fun series I published a short class last Friday on Skillshare, Painting...

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Morning Scribbler: June 11 - 24, 2020

Uncategorized Aug 20, 2020
 

With the extra time I'm taking to paint both in the the studio and en plein air, I've fallen two months behind editing the Morning Scribbler videos.   Here are my scribbles from June 11th through June 24th.  

 

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Children's Tea Party

Three paintings in progress

The painting in the upper left corner began as a painting of a tea party, my three children, Alexis, Nicole and Mike, and Mike's friend, Keith gathered around a small, orange table, a mason jar filled with flowers as a centerpiece. The painting never progressed...

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Two exciting announcements!

hoodoo online classes Aug 14, 2020
 

Video: Introduction to Strengthening Design Skills - Making Choices

Last night I published a new design class on Skillshare. In this class I present an easy technique using just a photograph, a piece of tracing paper and a pencil to experiment with the unlimited options you have when transforming...

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Perpetual Plant Journal

 

I began my Perpetual Plant Journal the week of May 20th - May 26th in 2019 after being inspired by the Jill Richards gorgeous Perpetual Plant Journal.  I believe Jill is now in her third, or possibly fourth year adding beautifully illustrated plants to the pages of her Stillman & Birn,...

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